Rail Freight

By Jeff Berman · February 25, 2011
The week ending February 19 delivered solid year-over-year gains, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
By Jeff Berman · February 24, 2011
Earlier today, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) held a hearing, entitled “Review of Commodity, Boxcar, and TOFC/COFC Exemptions.” The STB said the objective of the hearing is to review regulatory exemptions for certain types of rail traffic to determine their effectiveness in the marketplace, see whether the rationale behind these exemptions should be revisited, and also if these exemptions should be subject to periodic review.
By Jeff Berman · February 24, 2011
National Gateway officials said that the Northeast Ohio Terminal is the cornerstone of a new double-stack freight rail corridor between East Coast sea ports such as the Port of Baltimore and the Midwest.
By Jeff Berman · February 18, 2011
Carload volume at 274,043 was up 6.2 percent compared to last year and ahead of the week ending February 5 at 267,682. But it lagged behind the week ending January 29 which hit 291,147 and the week ending January 22 at 282,837. The AAR said that carload volume was up 21.8 percent in the East and down 2.5 percent out West.
By Jeff Berman · February 18, 2011
On the heels of President Obama’s recently released proposed fiscal year 2012 budget request, there have been no shortages of opinions regarding the transportation components of the budget, most notably the proposed six-year, $556 billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal.
By Jeff Berman · February 18, 2011
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) this week unveiled a proposal to reduce filing fees for complaint cases for shippers to $350. This would be a significant reduction, as under the current process shippers can pay up to $20,600 to file a complaint.
By Jeff Berman · February 14, 2011
From a supply chain and logistics perspective, the most interesting part of this budget is the proposed six-year, $556 billion surface transportation and reauthorization proposal.
By Jeff Berman · February 11, 2011
Railroad traffic for the week ending February 5 was mixed due to harsh weather conditions impacting certain parts of the country, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
By George Kokoris · January 24, 2011
Pricing across the transportation modes
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2010
In the last few days trains have begun rolling in and out of Class I railroad carrier Union Pacific’s 785-acre Joliet, Illinois Intermodal Terminal.
By Patrick Burnson · July 28, 2010
More good news surfaced in the domestic rail sector yesterday as Norfolk Southern Corporation reported second-quarter 2010 net income earnings.
By Jeff Berman · July 23, 2010
Weekly carload volumes—at 282,199—were up 3.5 percent compared to 2009 and down 13.8 percent compared to 2008.
<p>The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported that monthly rail carloads for June 2010 were up 10.6 percent compared with last year, but still down 10.2 percent compared with June 2008.</p> By Jeff Berman · July 16, 2010
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).
By Jeff Berman · July 14, 2010
Rail traffic is up year-over-year in June but remains below 2008 levels.
By Jeff Berman · July 13, 2010
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.

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