Railroad Shipping

By Jeff Berman · July 24, 2014
With an eye on making transportation of crude oil by rail (CBR) and ethanol safer following various tragic accidents over the last year, the United States Department of Transportation yesterday released details regarding its rulemaking proposal designed to improve how large quantities of flammable materials by rail can be moved in a safer manner.
By LM Staff · June 27, 2014
Weekly intermodal volumes set an all-time record for the second straight week at 272,553 containers and trailers for a 7.8 percent year-over-year boost. The week ending June 14 now stands as the runner-up for weekly volumes at 270,243.
By LM Staff · June 13, 2014
Carloads for the week ending June 7 were up 5.3 percent at 292,924, and intermodal trailers and containers were up 6.8 percent at 269,823.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 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.
By Michael Levans · June 1, 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.
By LM Staff · May 30, 2014
Carloads were up 6.8 percent at 300,936, and intermodal trailers and containers were up 8.6 percent at 269,444.
By LM Staff · May 23, 2014
Carloads were up 4.4 percent at 298,932, and intermodal was up 6.8 percent at 267,061.
By LM Staff · 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.
By LM Staff · April 11, 2014
Carloads—at 296,039—were up 5.4 percent annually, and intermodal saw a 12.6 annual increase at 261,084 trailers and containers.
By Jeff Berman · April 4, 2014
Intermodal—at 1,025,907 containers and trailers—were up 9.9 percent, or 92,661 units, annually, and carloads—at 1,156,697—were up 3.5 percent, or 36,628 carloads, compared to March 2013.
By LM Staff · 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.
By LM Staff · 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
By LM Staff · February 26, 2014
With a sharp eye on safety in the wake of tragic accidents from crude by rail (CBR) operations, major U.S.-based Class I railroads and United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently rolled out what they described as a rail operations safety initiative comprised of new voluntary operating standards for moving crude by rail.
By John D. Schulz · February 21, 2014
Charles W. “Wick” Moorman told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce second annual infrastructure that he was “optimistic” that new and improved methods of hauling crude on rails will be found that will make the system even safer.
By LM Staff · February 21, 2014
Carloads—at 270,632—dropped 2.9 percent annually, and intermodal was down 5.7 percent at 236,625 containers and trailers.

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