Bridging the Big Data gap

Railways are harvesting increasing volumes of data on the performance of their assets. But converting raw data into meaningful insights remains a challenge for many industry organizations. At the May 29 Rise of IoT and Big Data in Rail conference in Munich, organized by Rotaia Media, suppliers, tech companies, train operators and infrastructure managers described how they are harnessing the power of data through advanced asset management systems.

Spending set for Port of Thunder Bay upgrades

Ottawa is looking north in its latest plans to boost transportation infrastructure development. 

Chicago attorney latest STB nominee

Martin J. (Marty) Oberman, 73, an attorney and perennial fixture in Chicago and Illinois Democratic politics, is President Trump’s choice to fill a vacant Democratic seat on the five-member Surface Transportation Board (STB). He must be confirmed by the Senate.

BNSF Logistics acquires Unlimited Freight

BNSF Logistics, LLC, a multi-modal third-party logistics service provider, has acquired Unlimited Freight, a New Braunfels, Tex.-based 3PL (third-party logistics services provider).

TRAC Intermodal fleet modernization presses on

Trac Intermodal, North America’s largest provider of intermodal marine equipment and biggest chassis pool manager, is adding more than 16,000 new and fully refurbished chassis to its various regional fleets, continuing a major modernization program that began in 2015 “to provide the intermodal industry with ease of access to high-quality equipment.”

AAR: Rail traffic “consistent with a healthy economy”

The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in reporting U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 30, 2018, as well as traffic for June 2018 and the year’s first half, noted that volume is keeping pace with a generally strong economy.

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LA port delays challenge Union Pacific

The biggest Class I continues to see delays at the nation’s biggest intermodal gateway.

Truck size and weight: Transparency vs. deception

If you tell a kindergartener that he or she can have ice cream for breakfast with no ill effect and that it will make the lima beans at lunch taste better, that kid will hug your leg and tell you that you’re the best. They don’t see the tummy ache coming or know that you’re lying about the lima beans.

Final environmental review released for Charleston intermodal hub

A proposed rail-served intermodal hub in South Carolina has passed a major milestone.

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Cowen: Need a DOT-117? It’ll cost you a grand

Analyst Cowen and Co. this week hosted its quarterly rail equipment conference call with expert panelists across the industry spectrum.