Canadian Pacific Railway has selected Thermo King SLXi-DRC refrigeration units for a large purchase of DRCs (domestic refrigerated containers). CP is the first Thermo King customer to purchase the SLXi-DRC unit in North America.
At the Rail Equipment Finance 2018 conference in early March, a session on autonomous trucking with Cowen and Company analysts Matt Elkott, Jeff Osborne and Matthew Frankel, moderated by Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono, examined the implications for railroads—both real and perceived—of this emerging transportation technology.
Chemicals and coal turned in carload increases for the week of March 10, but year-to-date volume failed to keep pace with the 2017 period, according to the Association of American Railroads.
GE Transportation and the Port of Long Beach, Calif., are collaborating to improve cargo flow at the busiest port complex in North America.
Railroads in the United States originated 1,028,141 carloads in February, down 0.3% from the same month in 2017, the Association of American Railroads said.
Railroad intermodal growth rates appear to have plateaued, and the ELD (Electronic Logging Device) mandate has changed some dynamics in the motor carrier market. Does this mean most low-hanging fruit has already been converted to rail, or can the railroads take advantage of the ELD disruption and capture additional market share?
BNSF Railway has released details of its planned $80 million capital program in New Mexico this year.