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Autonomous trucks: Sooner than you think Semi-autonomous Level 3 trucks will be ubiquitous on America’s highways within 5-10 years; driverless Level 5 vehicles some time after that, according to Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl. Cowen’s analysis by its various sector heads looks at potential impacts on the freight transportation industry, including railroads.

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Semi-autonomous Level 3 trucks will be ubiquitous on America’s highways within 5-10 years; driverless Level 5 vehicles some time after that, according to Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl. Cowen’s analysis by...
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Containerized trade through the Port of Savannah grew 16.2% to 331,468 TEUs in January, a record month for tonnage, and another sign of strengthening box growth in the new year at U.S. ports. The Georgia Ports Authority said loaded containers totaled...
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The Port of Los Angeles marked the busiest January in its history as overall container traffic surged 17.4% from the same month a year ago. The port’s terminals handled 826,640 TEUs, the busiest January in its 110-year history, and ahead of...
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The Port of Long Beach saw containerized cargo increase 8.7% in January from a year ago on increased activity at its largest terminal and extra ships calling ahead of the Lunar New Year.   Traffic totaled 582,689 TEUs in January on exports...
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The Greenbrier Companies announced production of its 100,000th intermodal double-stack railcar in January.  The manufacturer has been building intermodal cars for 32 years at its flagship Gunderson production and design facility in Portland, Ore. “Gunderson has been a pioneer in railcar design since Greenbrier’s...

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On Tuesday, Feb. 21, CSX Corp. announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Ward and President Clarence Gooden will retire, effective May 31. At the same time, the railroad said it was eliminating 1,000 management jobs in the coming weeks,...
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China Railway Investment Corporation (CRIC) has issued RFPs (requests for proposals) for contracts to supply 586 electric locomotives and 40,000 freight cars to China Railway Corporation (CRC). The electric locomotive order is divided into three lots, comprising 91 160km/h (100 mph)...
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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Feb. 15 reported that total U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Feb. 11, 2017 up 2.6% compared with the same week last year. Total U.S. traffic for the first six weeks of...
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Among the daredevil set, the cadre of YouTube videos of drivers that attempt to stress the limitations of Tesla’s driver assist (or self-driving) mode (searching “Tesla Autopilot” yields a search result of almost 250,000 videos) is poor man’s fodder. Never reaching...
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The Port of Virginia set a record for monthly volume, 228,516 TEUs in January, an increase of 18.5% from the same month the previous year, and up 8% year-to-date. Record throughput comes as the port begins work on its three-year capacity...

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