Rail

By LM Staff · December 11, 2017
Labor accord on United States railroads has been reached, with the National Railway Labor Conference announcing today that U.S.-based major freight railroads have come to tentative agreements.
By Jeff Berman · July 18, 2017
Prospects are looking bright for a tax credit geared towards short line railroads to become permanent through a piece of House of Representatives legislation entitled the Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy (BRACE) Act, according to the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA).
By Jeff Berman · June 2, 2017
While the overall economy is putting an emphasis on smaller shipments, these two stalwart freight transportation markets continue to chug along at a healthy clip. Our panel of leading rail/intermodal experts helps shippers put the markets into perspective.
By Peter Moore · June 1, 2017
According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), intermodal rail traffic in March 2017 jumped 21% over February totaling almost 1.3 million units, representing a 4% increase over 2016 traffic and a new record in U.S. intermodal volumes.
By John D. Schulz · July 1, 2015
In the best year for the freight transportation industry since the Great Recession, logistics managers chalk up efficiencies that drive further U.S. economic growth. However, capacity issues persist, causing shippers to worry about rate hikes as carriers continue to be meticulous in their partnerships.
By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2015
Like any mode of freight transportation operating in a fluctuating economy and horrendous winter weather conditions, there are always bound to be challenges. Based on how things have played out over the last year, the railroad and intermodal sectors are clearly not immune to the ups and downs experienced on the nation’s highways.
By Patrick Burnson · February 10, 2015
I recently had the pleasure of participating in Logistics Management’s 2015 Rate Outlook webcast. During the 45 minute discussion our panel of top economic and transportation market analysts examined the current state of transportation rate structures, and where we are likely to see them head in 2015.
By John D. Schulz · July 1, 2014
Rollercoaster demand levels and uneven freight volumes in 2013 created havoc in one of the more complicated years on record. In 2014, shippers will need to manage with all the savvy and experience that they can muster to get the capacity they need at a rate that’s fair.
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" crop="yes|center,center|0,0|yes" class="img-responsive" style="width:140px; height:140px; object-fit: cover;" > By Patrick Burnson · January 1, 2014
With the exception of parcel, freight transportation rates will only make incremental gains in 2014. However, our top market analysts tell us that controlling total landed costs by using a variety of modes is now imperative.
By LM Staff · January 18, 2013
Carload volume—at 279,893—was down 6.4 percent, and intermodal—at 252,896 trailers and containers—was down 6.4 percent.
By LM Staff · December 7, 2012
November carloads—at 1,130,770—were down 4 percent annually, and intermodal—at 934,595 trailers and containers—was up 1.2 percent compared to November 2011.
By LM Staff · November 30, 2012
Carload volume—at 252,931—was down 4.6 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 194,538 trailers and containers—were up 1.9 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · November 26, 2012
Carload volume—at 288,717—was down 4.3 percent annually, and intermodal—at 249,115 trailers and containers—were up 2.4 percent compared to the same period last year.
By LM Staff · November 16, 2012
Carload volume—at 283,414—was down 5.4 percent annually, and intermodal at 249,531 trailers and containers—were up 1.9 percent.
By Jeff Berman · November 9, 2012
October carloads—at 1,422,654—were down 6.1 percent, and intermodal—at 1,233,475 trailers and containers—was up 1.5 percent.

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