Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.

National Gateway kicks off operations for Northeast Ohio Terminal

Posted 02/24 · 10:14 AM · LM Editorial
National Gateway officials said that the Northeast Ohio Terminal is the cornerstone of a new double-stack freight rail corridor between East Coast sea ports such as the Port of Baltimore and the Midwest.

Railroad traffic shows rebound from harsh weather for week ending February 12

Posted 02/18 · 11:55 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume at 274,043 was up 6.2 percent compared to last year and ahead of the week ending February 5 at 267,682. But it lagged behind the week ending January 29 which hit 291,147 and the week ending January 22 at 282,837. The AAR said that carload volume was up 21.8 percent in the East and down 2.5 percent out West.

Funding questions are front and center in proposed surface transportation bill

Posted 02/18 · 01:52 AM · LM Editorial
On the heels of President Obama’s recently released proposed fiscal year 2012 budget request, there have been no shortages of opinions regarding the transportation components of the budget, most notably the proposed six-year, $556 billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal.

STB proposal could pave way for railroad shippers to reduce filing fees for complaint cases

Posted 02/18 · 01:52 AM · LM Editorial
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) this week unveiled a proposal to reduce filing fees for complaint cases for shippers to $350. This would be a significant reduction, as under the current process shippers can pay up to $20,600 to file a complaint.

Proposed fiscal year 2012 budget represents increases for transportation funding

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.

Weather impacts rail volumes for week ending February 5, says AAR

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).

Intermodal volumes finish Q4 and full-year strong, says IANA

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).
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New legislation states reduced future traffic patterns should lower Positive Train Control costs

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.

AAR reports January volumes are up year-over-year

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).

Roadrunner Transportation Services acquires Morgan Southern

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.

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