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Commentary

Cowen: Measuring Supply Chain Shifts

A COVID-induced supply chain spiral led to a logistical conundrum that forced shippers and executive teams to adapt to an ever-changing global environment. As the dust begins to settle, we, at Cowen Research, are taking a closer look at the more long-lasting changes across the supply chain and consumers. A multi-sector angle provides insight into the long-term impact for supply chains and beneficiaries of these shifts.

TransmetriQ earlier this year debuted the Rail Management System, which offers shipment tracking and ETA information, electronic bill of lading capabilities and analytics, all in one platform.
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Supply Side: TransmetriQ, RailHaul

TransmetriQ, the commercial products unit of Railinc, has added electronic bills of lading (eBOL) to its Rail Management System. Also, RHT RailHaul Technologies Inc. has introduced a battery-powered freight railcar.

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WOMEN IN RAIL 2022

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2022 ISSUE: Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards program celebrates strong women who excel at leadership, serving the community and contributing to the industry—above and beyond their day-to-day job responsibilities.

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Calling all ‘Fast Trackers’ Nominations!

Railway Age is now accepting entries for our 2023 “Fast Trackers” 25 Under 40 awards, in which we will profile 25 individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. The deadline is January 9, 2023.

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‘Rail Insights: Women in Rail’ Event Set for Nov. 10; Are You Registered?

Topping the list of reasons to attend Railway Age’s inaugural Rail Insights: Women in Rail Conference are headliners Tracy Robinson, President and CEO of CN; Katie Farmer, President and CEO of BNSF; Jenny Bush, President of Cummins Power Systems Business; and Jean Savage, CEO and President of Trinity Industries, Inc. Need more reasons to participate in this virtual event, to be held Nov. 10, starting at 1:30 p.m. ET.? Here are five.

FCA said it expected its new Castaños, Mexico, facility to deliver 3,000-3,200 railcars in 2022.

FCA: 3Q22 Financial Results ‘Muted,’ 2022 Outlook ‘Reaffirmed’

While FreightCar America (FCA) “delivered another quarter of strong top-line growth” and produced “another record number of railcars at the Castaños facility,” third-quarter 2022 “financial results were muted by the combined impacts of delivering lower margin orders accepted at the bottom of the cycle and elevated freight costs,” FCA President and CEO Jim Meyer reported on Nov. 7.

For Wi-Tronix, a Technology Immersion

One of the most effective ways a technology-based company can keep users of its products up to date, informed and educated is to hold a conference. Such conferences are far more than marketing and sales initiatives and product demonstrations. They’re a means to immerse users in new and emerging technologies, as well as gain valuable insight into what they’re looking for.