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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…
January boxes surge at Port of Savannah
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…
New Year sets record for Port of LA
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.
Box traffic gains at Port of Long Beach
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…
BNSF sees $3.5B in economic development
Development along BNSF Railway's network totaled nearly $3.5 billion in 2016, including completion of a $1.3-billion steel mill in Arkansas and a sugar facility in Illinois.
CSX extends deadline for board nominations again
Amid a change at the top, announced layoffs and presumptive talks regarding new leadership, CSX Corp. has again extended its deadline for board nominations.
Weekly gain for U.S. rail freight volumes
Rail traffic in the United States for the week ending Feb. 18 totaled 531,123 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.8% from the same week in 2016.
CP’s beaver makes a comeback
Canadian Pacific on Feb. 21 announced it is bringing back its iconic beaver logo, the first version of which appeared in 1886, “as it looks to the future, while re-connecting…
UTLX, RailcarRx launch car repair portal
North American tank car manufacturer and lessor Union Tank Car Company (UTLX) has launched UTLX Repair Link, a BRC and railcar management portal, to streamline transactions with contract shops during…
CSX CEO Ward retiring, 1,000 jobs to be eliminated
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, CSX Corp. announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Ward and President Clarence Gooden will retire, effective May 31.
Trackmobile recognizes best-performing distributors
Trackmobile announced its top four performing Distributors with Awards of Excellence for 2016.
For Wabtec, a challenging 2016
Wabtec Corp. on Feb. 21 reported results for 2016’s fourth quarter and full year, and issued financial guidance for 2017, that reflects “significant headwinds” in the freight and industrial markets,…
It’s getting a bit windy around Jacksonville
Press releases disguised as letters? Or letters disguised as press releases? In a corporate power struggle, either method can be deployed with the intent of influencing shareholders. Both sides in…
More rain whipsaws BNSF with outages in NorCal, PNW
High water blocked BNSF's Lakeside Subdivision between Spokane and Pasco, Wash., Thursday in the twisting, narrow Hatton Coulee between Hatton and Connell.
CP campaign touts preventative use of in-cab cameras for safety
Canadian Pacific Railway on Tuesday launched an awareness campaign highlighting the safety benefits of the prevetative use of inward-facing cameras in the cabs of locomotives.
STB adjusts rail productivity measure, calls public meeting
The Surface Transportation Board announced that it is adopting a tentative new measure of average change in railroad industry productivity for 2011-15.
Brooks new CMO for Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific has promoted John Brooks to senior vice-president and chief marketing officer, responsible for business units and sales and marketing staff based throughout North America.
Mild rail freight traffic upswing continues
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…
Jason Seidl: CSX, EHH getting close?
Late on Feb. 14, CSX Corp. announced it plans to hold a special shareholder meeting on Feb. 16 after discussions for E. Hunter Harrison to take over the reins as…
CSX calls special shareholders meeting to consider Harrison proposals
CSX late on Feb. 14 called a special meeting of shareholders to consider what it termed “extraordinary requests” by hedge fund Mantle Ridge LP and former Canadian Pacific CEO Hunter…
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