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Decher named President of ShipCarsNow, Inc.
Union Pacific recently named Peter Decher President of ShipCarsNow, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Class I railroad. Decher succeeds Martin Coalson who retired after a 37-year UP career.
Nevada benefits from faster UP trains
Recent track upgrades “meeting or exceeding all applicable Federal Railroad Administration standards” will allow Union Pacific to increase train speed from 40 mph to 60 mph on approximately 7.5 miles…
CN supports Canadian Agricultural Safety Week
Canadian National (CN) has joined the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to promote farm safety as CASA's newest safety investor in the annual Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW), March 13-19,…
Introducing Transportation and Logistics Advisors, LLC
Long-time transportation industry consultant Lee Clair has launched Transportation and Logistics Advisors, LLC, described as “management advisors with deep experience in transportation and logistics, and energy and resources.” The firm…
Carloads, intermodal down in latest week
For the week ending March 12, 2016, North American freight rail traffic experienced a 12.8% drop in carloads and a 10.3% drop in intermodal, the Association of American Railroads (AAR)…
RBN Energy: The decline and fall of East Coast CBR
As RBN Energy LLC analyst Sandy Fielden describes in Slow Train Coming: The Decline and Fall of East Coast Crude by Rail, the economics of shipping crude oil out of…
TRB accepting proposals for Rail Safety IDEA Program
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is accepting proposals for the Rail Safety IDEA Program, which supports the development and testing of innovative concepts and methods for improving railroad safety or…
AAR to FRA: No basis for two-person crews
Citing the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) acknowledgement of “little evidence or safety data” in its attempt to mandate two-person train crews, a proposed rule first announced by the FRA in…
BNSF announces certified, rail-served sites for development
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on March 10, 2016 announced a new Site Certification Program aimed at identifying optimal rail-served sites for customer development along its network. To launch the new…
SCPA announces improved Charleston – Charlotte rail service
South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) on March 10, 2016 announced a significant enhancement to international intermodal rail service between the Port of Charleston and the Charlotte Regional Intermodal Facility at…
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