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Freight railroads implement voluntary CBR safety initiatives
North America’s Class I railroads have embarked on a rail operations safety initiative that will institute new voluntary operating practices for moving crude oil by rail. The initiative, which follows…
API emphasizing collaboration, not confrontation
Following the recent, unrelated series of crude oil train derailments that resulted in fires, explosions, and in the case of Lac-Mégantic, tragedy and death, CBR (crude by rail) has come…
U.S. freight traffic falters in latest week
Both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume declined during the week ending Feb. 15, 2014, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported…
Irving Oil sets tank car conversion plan
Saint John, New Brunswick-based Irving Oil Ltd. announced plans Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, to voluntarily convert its older DOT-111 tank cars used in crude-by-rail (CBR) business—which has soared in recent…
Back to mixed results for U.S. freight traffic
Resuming a pattern predominant through 2013, U.S. intermodal volume gained ground, while U.S. carload freight fell short, during the week ending Feb. 8, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported…
Re-inventing the DOT 111
Railcar suppliers gear up to meet demand for safety-first tank cars.
Freight traffic falls for week, gains in January
U.S. freight rail traffic declined during the week ending Feb. 1, 2014, but gained ground during the month of January, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Feb. 6.
NTSB, TSB issue joint CBR safety recommendations
The National Transportation Safety Board, in coordination with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, on Jan. 23, 2014 issued a series of recommendations to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and…
AAR CEO: Room for both CBR and pipelines
Contrary to some speculation, North American railroads stand ready to do their share in supplying crude-by-rail (CBR) service to complement oil transport by pipeline, Association of American Railroads President and…
U.S. freight traffic rebounds strongly
Up the first week in 2014, and down the second, U.S. freight traffic reversed the trend yet again to the plus side in the third week ending Jan. 18, 2014,…
U.S. freight traffic falls in 2014's second week
Both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume failed to gain ground during the week ending Jan. 11, 2014, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of…
New AAR Silver Associate Member
Saguenay, Quebec-based Entretien Ferroviaire Boivin, Inc. has joined the Association of American Railroads as a Silver Associate Member.
New Year starts right for U.S. freight traffic
For the first week of 2014 ending Jan. 4, 2014, both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume gained ground over the comparable week in 2013, the Association of…
2014: Railroads face problematic Washington landscape
Take it from an iron horse’s mouth that if it ain’t one damn thing, it’s another, and 2014 will present for railroads a repast of challenges on Capitol Hill, before…
Strong Christmas week for U.S. freight traffic
U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Dec. 28, 2013 advanced strongly, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. U.S. freight carload traffic gained 8.1% when measured…
U.S. freight traffic maintains December "mix"
U.S. freight rail traffic continued offering mixed results for December as evidenced by data for the week ending Dec. 21, 2013, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Thursday.
U.S. freight traffic stays mixed in December
U.S. freight carload volume declined, while intermodal gained ground, during the week ending Dec. 14, 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Dec. 19, making it two weeks in…
U.S. intermodal up, carloads down, in latest week
U.S. freight traffic for the week ending Dec. 7, 2013 returned to a pattern seen most often in the first three quarters of the year, but not much recently: gains…
AAR sets Associate Advisory Board seats
The Association of American Railroads has established its Associate Advisory Board (AAB) seats for calendar years 2014-2015. The AAR received more than 70 nominations for 32 seats on AAR committees.
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