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class-i-employment-rises-in-november
December 19, 2014
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-November 2014 rose 4.07% to 169,845, from mid-November 2013, and also added 621 positions from mid-October 2014, a rise of 0.37%. Transportation...
tiger-cool-express-expands-container-fleet
December 19, 2014
Tiger Cool Express LLC, a transporter of produce and food products in temperature-controlled intermodal containers, has added 35 domestic containers to its fleet. The new acquisition marks an increase in the fleet size by 17.5%, to 234 containers. The new containers...
csx-re-opens-chicago-locomotive-shop
December 18, 2014
CSX on Dec. 18, 2014 celebrated the re-opening of the Chicago Locomotive Shop at Barr Yard in Riverdale, Ill. The historic facility, which had been shut down in 1992, reopened in November 2104 following significant upgrades and will be fully...
north-american-freight-rail-gains-continue
December 18, 2014
U.S. freight rail traffic continued gaining over 2013 levels in the week ending Dec. 13, 2014, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Dec. 18. U.S. freight carload traffic rose a substantial 12.1% measured against the comparable week in 2013, while...
December 18, 2014
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 it has "migrated to a new datacenter in response to increased operations through its hosted delivery service." The new datacenter is home to RailComms' Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) platform, software that is currently...

auto-truck-group-announces-new-facility
December 18, 2014
Auto Truck Group on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 announced a new work truck and commercial van upfitting and manufacturing facility in O'Fallon, Mo., set to open...
gooden-mongeau-elliott-headline-mars-winter-meeting
December 18, 2014
Safety, service, and schedule, “some of the most challenging issues currently facing businesses that ship goods via railroad,” will be the focus at the Jan....
csx-opens-montreal-intermodal-terminal
December 17, 2014
CSX has opened its new Valleyfield Intermodal Terminal in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield near Montreal, Quebec, expanding the railroad’s intermodal network capacity...
45-g-tax-credit-extended
December 17, 2014
U.S. Senate approval Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, of 45-G, by a 76-to-16 vote, has assured passage of the measure, part of H.R. 5771, The Tax Increase Prevention...
cp-welcomes-cab-monitoring-technology
December 17, 2014
Canadian Pacific has reviewed the Canadian Transportation Safety Board’s report on the collision between two CP freight trains near Dunmore, Alberta in May, 2013...