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TRAC Intermodal upgrades booking portal TRAC Intermodal has upgraded EZBook, its web-based portal for daily chassis rentals. The new EZBook 2.0 enhancements “make booking a chassis easier and faster and give the user more control over the entire transaction,” the company claims.

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CSX in a report to the Surface Transportation Board said employment fell from June to July fell by 785 to 22,313. Most of that, 588, was in the train and engine category. The railroad has been eliminating jobs since Hunter Harrison took...
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In an effort to boost freight mobility in rural areas including rail, the Florida counties of Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, and Franklin announced the establishment of the Gulf to Gadsden Freight Logistics Zone. The counties in a release described the public-private initiative...
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The luster is fading from Hunter Harrison’s “Dr. Fixit” image faster than an old jalopy’s back-alley paint job. His boisterous March arrival as CEO of CSX put in motion warp-speed, backfiring directives changing culture, operating practices and marketing practices. The results,...
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Total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 548,790 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending August 12, up 2.75% compared with the same week in 2016. The Association of American Railroads reported total traffic of 268,364 carloads, up 0.3%, while U.S....
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Railinc Corp. says use of its RailSight intermodal and railcar data services, software applications, and analytics insights solutions has grown to include eight of North America’s 10 largest third-party logistics (3PL) providers, as well as all 10 of the largest...

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The Association of American Railroads and advocacy organization GoRail have honored Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) with the Railroad Achievement Award. Recognized for his longstanding, bipartisan leadership on issues affecting both freight and passenger railroads, DeFazio accepted the award at the manufacturing...
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The Surface Transportation Board on August 14 requested that CSX submit weekly specific service performance data to the Board's Rail Customer and Public Assistance office for purposes of ongoing calls between CSX senior management and STB staff. The regulator said the...
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Canadian Pacific Railway announced the launch of direct rail service between Vancouver and Detroit. The service was first announced by CP Chief Executive Keith Creel in June, at the Railway Age Rail Insights Conference & Expo in Chicago. The service connects CP's...
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Based on a 24% increase in net income for 2017’s second quarter, BNSF’s 2Q17 revenues increased 15% to $5.25 billion on 9% more revenue units and 5% more RPU (revenue per unit) than the prior-year quarter. BNSF’s 2Q17 operating expense increased...
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The Association of American Railroads recently awarded Road & Rail Services Inc. a top Automotive Quality Excellence Award for its efforts at the Talladega, Ala., facility, marking the third time the company has earned this award. Road & Rail was...

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