Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.
Posted 02/14 · 01:15 PM · LM Editorial
From a supply chain and logistics perspective, the most interesting part of this budget is the proposed six-year, $556 billion surface transportation and reauthorization proposal.
Posted 02/11 · 02:25 PM · LM Editorial
Railroad traffic for the week ending February 5 was mixed due to harsh weather conditions impacting certain parts of the country, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted 02/11 · 12:35 PM · LM Editorial
Intermodal volumes continued the solid trends which have been occurring throughout 2010 with a strong fourth quarter and 2010, according to the quarter Market Trends report from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).
Posted 02/10 · 01:22 PM · LM Editorial
Legislation recently introduced by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) vows to reform the Positive Train Control (PTC) regulatory mandate to reduce compliance costs and maintain a safe rail system.
Posted 02/10 · 09:06 AM · LM Editorial
Rail volumes in January were up compared to the same period in 2010, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted 02/09 · 08:41 AM · LM Editorial
Non asset-based third-party logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Services (RRTS) recently announced it has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Morgan Southern, a privately-held provider of intermodal transportation and related services for roughly $20 million.
Posted 02/04 · 09:42 AM · LM Editorial
Railroad traffic for the week ending January 22 was up again on an annual basis, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted 02/02 · 08:55 AM · LM Editorial
Legislation calling to increase competition in the railroad industry was recently introduced by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).
Posted 01/31 · 01:33 PM · LM Editorial
When FedEx announced it was redesigning its network structure for its less-than-truckload (LTL) network, FedEx Freight, last September, which officially went live today, there was one small detail regarding this news that flew somewhat under the radar. That detail was that the company said it planned to be more active on the intermodal side.
Posted 01/28 · 10:45 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume at 282,837 was up 1.5 percent compared to the corresponding week last year. This is nearly identical with the week ending January 15, which hit 282,987 carloads.