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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.

AAR reports railroad traffic is up for week ending January 29

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).

STB reauthorization legislation is back on the table

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).

Intermodal is part of the plan for FedEx Freight

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.

AAR reports railroad traffic is up for week ending January 22

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.

Hub Group opens two new Comtrak terminals

Posted 01/26 · 12:25 PM · LM Editorial
Freight transportation services provider Hub Group Inc. recently announced that it has opened new terminals for its national drayage and truckload services subsidiary Comtrak in Indianapolis and Milwaukee.

CSX reports strong 4Q and 2010 full-year earnings

Posted 01/25 · 02:05 PM · LM Editorial
Following through on excellent momentum through the first three quarters of 2010, it was hardly surprising that CSX announced record fourth quarter and full-year 2010 earnings this week.

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