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

U.S.-based Class I railroads get welcome news in fuel surcharge case

Posted 08/12 · 12:57 PM · LM Editorial
The four United States-based Class I railroads received good news late last week, when the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed a June 2012 decision by a U.S. District judge in the District of Columbia that maintained Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern, and CSX worked together—or colluded—on fuel surcharges assessed to shippers.

IANA reports a 2.4 percent gain in total Q2 intermodal volumes

Posted 08/06 · 01:13 PM · LM Editorial
The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) reported this week in its Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report that total second quarter intermodal container and trailer movements showed annual growth, albeit not at the levels seen in the first quarter, with total movements—at 3,885,581 trailers and containers—up 2.4 percent annually.

Quest for Quality Rail/Intermodal: Full steam ahead

Posted 08/01 · 08:25 PM · LM Editorial
Despite an uneven economy and an atmosphere of political uncertainly that has put several freight transportation modes on shaky ground, shippers continue to find that rail and intermodal service providers are chugging forward, improving service, and creating value despite the well-publicized challenges.

Q&A: Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. President and CEO Mark DiBlasi

Posted 08/01 · 10:45 AM · LM Editorial
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. President and CEO Mark DiBlasi about the company's acquisition strategy and market trends.
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AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending July 20

Posted 07/26 · 07:02 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 277,933—was down 3 percent annually, and intermodal was up 2.8 percent annually at 253,424 trailers and containers.

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending July 13

Posted 07/19 · 08:32 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 277,132—was down 3.1 percent annually, and intermodal was up 0.9 percent annually at 248,201 trailers and containers.
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CSX reports strong second quarter earnings

Posted 07/17 · 01:57 PM · LM Editorial
Class I railroad carrier CSX today reported second quarter net earnings of $535 million and $0.52 per share, which was up four percent annually and beat Wall Street estimates of $0.47 per share.
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AAR reports annual carload and intermodal volume gains for week ending July 6

Posted 07/12 · 08:49 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 247,896—was up 2 percent annually, and intermodal—at 205,597 trailers and containers—was up 1.1 percent.

Intermodal leads the way for June 2013 volumes, says AAR

Posted 07/10 · 09:37 AM · LM Editorial
Intermodal loadings in June continued their strong momentum at 1,009,387 trailers and containers, which represent a 1.3 percent—or 13,393 units—increase. The AAR said the weekly intermodal average of 252,347 in June now stands as the single highest weekly intermodal average for any month in history.

State of Logistics 2013: New order, new opportunities

Posted 07/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
New state of logistics translates into new opportunities for shrewd managers who can leverage their unique skills and solid transportation relationships into value for their companies.

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