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

West Coast Waterfront Coalition calls for sanity

Posted 07/26 · 11:58 PM · LM Editorial
Shippers comprising the Waterfront Coalition are among those stakeholders now urging a quick conclusion of negotiations on a contract for the Office and Clerical Unit in southern California.

Infrastructure’s unsolved riddle

Posted 07/23 · 12:20 PM · LM Editorial
In case you missed it, a trio of like-minded Senators rolled out some very interesting “FREIGHT”-focused legislation yesterday.

AAR reports rail volumes for week ending July 17 are up

Posted 07/23 · 10:29 AM · LM Editorial
Weekly carload volumes—at 282,199—were up 3.5 percent compared to 2009 and down 13.8 percent compared to 2008.

Trucking/Intermodal news: J.B. Hunt posts strong second quarter results

Posted 07/16 · 01:31 PM · LM Editorial
Steady economic improvement throughout the course of the second quarter paved the way for an excellent performance for trucking and intermodal services provider J.B. Hunt.

Railroad shipping: Volumes take a dip for week ending July 10, says AAR

Posted 07/16 · 08:43 AM · LM Editorial
Railroad volumes for the week ending July 10 were down year-over-year and compared to 2008, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Transportation news: BTS Freight Transportation Services Index is down from previous levels

Posted 07/14 · 12:28 PM · LM Editorial
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in May, following two months of sequential increases.

Railroad shipping: AAR June volumes are a mixed bag

Posted 07/14 · 09:01 AM · LM Editorial
Rail traffic is up year-over-year in June but remains below 2008 levels.
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Railroad shipping: CSX kicks off 2Q earnings season with a solid performance

Posted 07/13 · 08:47 AM · LM Editorial
The rebound in market conditions for the freight railroad industry—due to an improving economy—is evident based on second quarter earnings results for Class I railroad carrier CSX.

Railroad shipping: Differences need to be ironed out for HSR efforts

Posted 07/12 · 07:29 AM · LM Editorial
While the White House has its sights set on expanding high-speed rail in the U.S., some analysis concludes that in order for HSR to be successful more buy-in is needed from Class I railroads.
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Railroad shipping: Carload and intermodal volumes hold steady for week ending June 26, says AAR

Posted 07/02 · 06:23 AM · LM Editorial
More of the same appears to the theme when looking at railroad volumes in recent weeks, with volumes for the week ending June 26 up year-over-year and down compared to 2008, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

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