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CSX, NS, UP and The Greenbrier Companies are among the 450 U.S.-based companies named to USA Today’s America’s Climate Leaders 2024 list. (NS Photograph)

Class I Briefs: CSX, NS, UP

CSX, Norfolk Southern (NS), Union Pacific (UP) and The Greenbrier Companies rank on USA Today’s America’s Climate Leaders 2024 list. Also, NS collaborates with its railroaders to enhance their “home away from home”; and UP honors Mechanical employees for working 20 years injury-free.

Shelley Simpson

Simpson to Lead J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. President Shelley Simpson will add CEO to her role starting July 1, and has been nominated for election to the Board at the company’s shareholders meeting next month.

J.B. Hunt to Purchase Walmart’s Intermodal Assets

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (J.B. Hunt) announced Feb. 22 that its subsidiary, J.B. Hunt Transport Inc., has entered into a multi-year intermodal service agreement with Walmart, in an arrangement that includes J.B. Hunt’s purchase of Walmart’s intermodal assets.

Pictured, from left to right: Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, J.B. Hunt Transport Services; Chec Morrow, AllTranstek LLC; and Omar Shamsie, Odyssey Logistics.
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People News: J.B. Hunt, AllTranstek, Odyssey Logistics

Former Kansas City Southern (KCS) President and CEO Patrick J. Ottensmeyer joins the Board of Directors at J.B. Hunt Transport Services. Also, Chec Morrow has been elevated to Director of Field Services at AllTranstek LLC, a rail transport management and consulting firm; and Odyssey Logistics has appointed Omar Shamsie as Chief Commercial Officer.

J.B. Hunt, BNSF Launch New Intermodal Service

Supply chain solution provider J.B. Hunt and BNSF Railway on Nov. 7 announced the launch of Quantum, an intermodal service that accommodates the “service-sensitive” highway freight needs of customer supply chains. According


TD Cowen: Still Searching for Positives in Near-Term

At TD Cowen, we are lowering our rail estimates ahead of third-quarter earnings reports to reflect a very challenged environment. Leaders in the rail and logistics market who attended our latest Railroad Happy Hour” called the current outlook “bleak,” with growing uncertainty in 2025.

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J.B. Hunt to Acquire BNSF Logistics’ Brokerage Assets

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has entered a definitive agreement to purchase the brokerage operations of BNSF Logistics, LLC, an affiliate of Class I railroad BNSF, the companies reported Sept. 14. Railway Age Contributing Editor Jim Blaze weighs in.