Comprehensive coverage of rail freight/intermodal transportation management including logistics, shippers, carriers, shipping rates, tariffs, costs and rail loads and volumes.
Posted 06/07 · 09:07 AM · LM Editorial
Total U.S. carloads in May—at 1,401,584—were up 0.7 percent annually, marking the first time monthly carloads have been up annually in 16 months
Posted 06/01 · 08:00 PM · LM Editorial
Rail and intermodal continue to improve service and create value for shippers despite an uneven economy engulfed in an atmosphere of political uncertainty. Our panel of top analysts maintains that the railroads are only looking at extending their lead.
Posted 06/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
Shippers and third party logistics providers (3PLs) need to pay attention to domestic and major trade lane transportation prices now as the U.S. economy tries to find a higher gear.
Posted 05/31 · 05:00 AM · LM Editorial
In comments filed with the Surface Transportation Board this week, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) made its case to nix a proposal from the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) that the AAR said could result in United States Class I railroads losing revenue up to 80 percent of their entire capital budgets.
Posted 05/31 · 01:56 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 281,727—was down 3.3 percent annually, and intermodal—at 248,210 trailers and containers—was up 1.4 percent compared to last year.
Posted 05/24 · 08:44 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 285,679—was up 1.9 percent annually, and intermodal—at 250,159 trailers and containers—was up 3.5 percent
Posted 05/17 · 08:17 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume—at 280,986—was up 0.6 percent annually, and intermodal—at 248,266 trailers and containers—was up 3.9 percent.
Posted 05/09 · 07:30 AM · LM Editorial
Following a March decision by the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissions to recommend approval of Class I railroad carrier BNSF Railway’s Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) project, BNSF received more good news yesterday, when the Los Angeles City Council voted to approve the $500 million project.
Posted 05/07 · 11:31 AM · LM Editorial
Even though the economy is clearly not running on all cylinders, things are better than they were just a few years ago, especially in related supply chain, freight transportation and logistics sectors. And as things slowly get better, pricing has returned to the forefront as a balancing act between shipper and carrier relations. That was a main takeaway at the CEO Panel of the recently-concluded NASSTRAC Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.
Posted 05/03 · 07:25 AM · LM Editorial
April carloads—at 1,108,722—were down 4,640 carloads or 0.4 percent annually. Intermodal—at 962,019 trailers and containers—was up 15,053 units or 1.6 percent compared to April 2012.