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Friday, August 01, 2014

Through record-high investments and a sharp focus on service, rail and intermodal providers are still delivering on their service promise to shippers—and doing it with improved efficiency, say LM readers.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:56 PM
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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Rollercoaster demand levels and uneven freight volumes in 2013 created havoc in one of the more complicated years on record. In 2014, shippers will need to manage with all the savvy and experience that they can muster to get the capacity they need at a rate that’s fair.

While there are currently more good signs than bad regarding the economy, it’s safe to say that we may need to “curb our enthusiasm,” as comedian Larry David may observe, until we see more sustained signs of growth and improvement. That is, of course, unless you follow the railroad and intermodal sectors.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:40 PM
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Friday, June 20, 2014

Intermodal volumes saw their single highest week ever at 270,243 containers and trailers and were up 6.3 percent annually.
Posted on 06/20 at 01:56 AM
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Sunday, June 01, 2014

Through record-high investments and a keen focus on service, rail and intermodal providers are still delivering on their service promise to shippers—and doing it with improved efficiency. Our panel of top analysts takes a deep dive into what railroads are doing to stay lean and powerful during these still uncertain times.
Posted on 06/01 at 09:00 PM
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In casual conversation with friends, it surprises me how many myths still exist around moving freight by rail. “It must be slow, unmanageable, old fashioned.” Rail seems to conjure memories of pillows of steam hovering over charming brick stations, or lonely whistles heard from a distant train snaking through the countryside.
Posted on 06/01 at 09:00 AM
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I joined my son at his church last week and happened to meet a senior executive from a brick manufacturing company. When this gentleman learned of my logistics background, he asked if I knew anyone who had flatbed trucks.
Posted on 06/01 at 08:00 AM
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Carloads—at 295,294—were up 7.2 percent annually, and intermodal trailers and containers were up 9.3 at 264,382.
Posted on 04/18 at 08:27 AM
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Carloads—at 291,525—were up 4.5 percent annually, and intermodal was up 10.6 percent at 260,713 containers and trailers.
Posted on 03/28 at 09:25 AM
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Friday, March 14, 2014

Carloads—at 274,480—were down 1 percent annually, and intermodal was up 3.7 percent compared to the same week last year at 244,015 containers and trailers
Posted on 03/14 at 07:47 AM
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