Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.
Posted 10/11 · 12:50 PM · LM Editorial
At a time when capacity tightness in some ways has become the new normal, the differences between fixed and variable capacity are different than they used to be in some ways, according to FTR Associates Partner Noel Perry.
Posted 10/07 · 03:50 PM · LM Editorial
Intermodal sets 2011 weekly record for second straight week.
Posted 09/30 · 12:53 PM · LM Editorial
The Western Coal Traffic League filed a petition with the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) requesting that the STB issue an order that would adjust the Uniform Railroad Costing System of Class I railroad carrier BNSF Railway Company.
Posted 09/30 · 10:30 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 305,133—was up 1.1 percent annually and approached the week ending April 2, which hit 305,905 carloads, marking the highest weekly carload tally since the end of 2008.
Posted 09/23 · 10:16 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 299,914—was down 1.4 percent year-over-year and was up compared to last week’s 278,382.
Posted 09/23 · 09:06 AM · LM Editorial
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has announced that the Port of San Francisco was awarded $2.97 million for rail improvements aimed at improving segments of its freight rail track
Posted 09/16 · 10:21 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 278,382—was up 0.1 percent year-over-year and was down compared to the previous three weeks.
Posted 09/08 · 03:50 PM · LM Editorial
August carloads—at 1,482,570—were down 0.3 percent annually. Intermodal—at 1,179,838 trailers and containers—was up 0.4 percent compared to August 2010.
Posted 09/02 · 08:43 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—299,943—was down 0.8 percent annually and was down compared to 300,521 during the week of August 20.
Posted 08/30 · 10:21 AM · LM Editorial
Class I rail carrier CSX recently announced it has invested $59 million in an intermodal terminal expansion in Columbus, Ohio, which is part of the company’s National Gateway initiative.