Rail Freight

By Jeff Berman · November 29, 2011
With the clock winding down, the ongoing dispute between railroad management and labor over contractual issues largely focused on health care and economic issues remains in flux.
By Jeff Berman · November 29, 2011
As freight transportation volumes are primarily showing flat or modest growth levels, intermodal still is showing very strong growth prospects, with the very likely possibility that the drivers for future intermodal gains are very promising.
By Jeff Berman · November 18, 2011
Carload volume—at 299,591—was up 0.5 percent annually and slightly ahead of the week ending November 5 at 298,465.
By Jeff Berman · November 11, 2011
Intermodal volumes at 239,180 trailers and containers were up 3.5 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · November 7, 2011
While the economic recovery has had its fair share of stops and starts, it may be happening again in earnest on the railways. That is the consensus from John Lanigan, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at BNSF Railway.
By Jeff Berman · November 7, 2011
October carloads—at 1,215,627—were up 1.7 percent annually. And intermodal—at 975,566 trailers and containers—was up 3.6 percent compared to October 2010.
By Patrick Burnson · November 7, 2011
Despite recent actions taken by the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to address an onerous situation, “captive shippers” will continue to pay a monopoly tax on their rail shipments
By Jeff Berman · November 3, 2011
With a December 31 deadline looming for a short line railroad track maintenance credit looming, the top executive of the American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) pulled no punches in explaining why it needs to be extended.
By LM Staff · October 28, 2011
Carload volume—at 301,864—was down 0.5 percent year-over-year and behind the week ending October 15, which hit 303,363.
By LM Staff · October 21, 2011
Carload volume—at 303,363—was flat on an annual basis.
By LM Staff · October 14, 2011
Carload volume—at 302,500—was up 2.1 percent annually and was behind the week ending October 1, which hit 312,170 carloads, and is the highest weekly carload mark for 2011, according to AAR data.
By Jeff Berman · October 13, 2011
Earlier this week, Class I rail carrier CSX announced that work it has made significant progress with its National Gateway project, with work either completed or construction underway at one-third of the National Gateway’s clearance projects.
By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2011
At a time when capacity tightness in some ways has become the new normal, the differences between fixed and variable capacity are different than they used to be in some ways, according to FTR Associates Partner Noel Perry.
By LM Staff · October 7, 2011
Intermodal sets 2011 weekly record for second straight week.
By Jeff Berman · September 30, 2011
The Western Coal Traffic League filed a petition with the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) requesting that the STB issue an order that would adjust the Uniform Railroad Costing System of Class I railroad carrier BNSF Railway Company.

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