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Sunday, June 01, 2014

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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Friday, November 08, 2013

October carloads—at 1,443,609—were up 1.5 percent—or 21,059 carloads— annually, and intermodal volumes were impressive, rising 6.8 percent (or 84,120 units) to 1,317,601 containers and trailers.
Posted on 11/08 at 12:18 PM
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Friday, August 16, 2013

Carload and intermodal volumes were mixed for the week ending August 10, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 08/16 at 08:35 AM
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Monday, August 12, 2013

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.
Posted on 08/12 at 12:57 PM
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Thursday, August 01, 2013

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.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:25 PM
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Friday, July 26, 2013

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