Management

CSX Corp. on April 6, 2016 announced the recipients of its 22nd annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award, recognizing 78 customers for their commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials…
April 1, 1976 was a watershed day in U.S. railroading history. On that day, Consolidated Rail Corp., better known as Conrail, began operating under the auspices of the U.S. government…
David Thurston has been named a Vice President and National Technical Director within the transit and rail technical excellence center of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, the company announced April 4,…
Crude by rail (CBR) shipments to California oil refineries have dwindled to a trickle, compared to their December 2013 peak, according to RBN Energy LLC analyst Sandy Fielden.
April 2016 will be remembered decades from now as the month when Rollin Bredenberg retired as V.P., Capacity Planning & Operations Research at BNSF Railway.
Luther Sigsbee Miller, long-time Editor-in-Chief of Railway Age, died March 8, 2016. He was 89.
Northwest crude oil refiners are still shipping significant volumes of crude from North Dakota’s Bakken region, RBN analyst Sandy Fielden discusses in “Slow Train Coming: Crude By Rail To Northwest…
BNSF President and CEO Carl Ice accepted Railway Age’s 53rd annual Railroader of the Year award Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Chicago’s Union League Club, at the traditional dinner hosted…
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.
All you need to know about FRA’s NPRM, Train Crew Staffing, can be found by clicking HERE. Or maybe by reading below. Your call.
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…
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…
On March 10, 2016, the Surface Transportation Board issued a decision, Docket No. FD 36004, “Canadian Pacific Railway Limited—Petition for Expedited Declaratory Order,” responding to CP’s March 2 petition, and…
Railroad rate complaints that come before the Surface Transportation Board for handling under SAC (Stand-Alone Cost) case handling will be subject to “expeditious handling”—a decision rendered in no more than…
Increased pressure on North Dakota crude oil producers is “finally” putting the brakes on Bakken crude production, writes RBN Energy LLC analyst Sandy Fielden in Is It All Over Now?…
Canadian Pacific, still in hot pursuit of Norfolk Southern, has filed a petition with the Surface Transportation Board seeking an expedited declaratory order for a proposed voting trust “confirming the…
The chasing by suitor Canadian Pacific of grand dame Norfolk Southern has reintroduced to the railroad chattering classes the nebulous term “public interest,” used often and broadly when mergers and…
Aided by a labor dispute at West Coast ports last year that impacted volume, intermodal traffic experienced a spike of nearly 13% in February 2016, compared to the prior-year period,…
Norfolk Southern’s 22-state eastern U.S. network consists of 10 operating divisions spread across three larger operating regions—Eastern, Western, and Northern. Effective March 15, 2016, the three regions will transform into…
According to an analysis conducted by Sandy Fielden of RBN Energy LLC, based on current demand, rail load capacity for crude by rail (CBR) in Western Canada is “vastly overbuilt…
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