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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.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Following the tragic event on July 6 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, when a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train carrying crude oil derailed, resulting in a massive explosion and 47 casualties, Transport Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the United States Department of Transportation, issued an emergency directive designed to increase rail safety.
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.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) last week came out with a unanimous decision regarding Rate Regulation Reforms, Ex Parte 715, which it said adopts revised rules to its railroad rate-reasonableness procedures as part of an ongoing effort to augment its rate regulation processes, specifically the ones focused on resolving smaller rail rate disputes.
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Friday, July 12, 2013
Carload volume—at 247,896—was up 2 percent annually, and intermodal—at 205,597 trailers and containers—was up 1.1 percent.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Intermodal loadings in June continued their strong momentum at 1,009,387 trailers and containers, which represent a 1.3 percent—or 13,393 units—increase. The AAR said the weekly intermodal average of 252,347 in June now stands as the single highest weekly intermodal average for any month in history.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Weekly carload volume—at 288,224—was up 2.7 percent compared to a year ago, and intermodal—at 252,807 trailers and containers—was up 2.7 percent.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
NS says the new facility is well-positioned to help NS expand its TBT terminal footprint by extending the reach of our network even more effectively to serve additional markets.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Weekly carload volume—at 288,879—was up 0.5 percent compared to a year ago, and intermodal—at 254,266 trailers and containers—saw a 1.7 percent annual gain.
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Friday, June 14, 2013
Carload volume—at 278,249—was down 2.8 percent annually, and intermodal—at 252,641 trailers and containers—was up 2.5 percent annually.