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Less-than-truckload (LTL) shippers are facing what top trucking executives are calling a “new era” in LTL pricing because of a combination of pent-up demand, surging e-commerce deliveries and a tightening capacity due to increased government regulations and a shortage of qualified drives.

Carloads dropped 5.2% to 208,646. Intermodal containers and trailers fell 3.9% annually to 207,216.

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In a letter to leadership at the United States Surface Transportation Board, CSX CEO James Foote outlined the progress the Jacksonville, Fla.-based Class I freight railroad carrier has made in its ongoing implementation of Precision Scheduled Railroading.

CSX CEO Hunter Harrison has died at the age of 73, the company said Saturday, the news comes a day after CSX disclosed Harrison took a leave of absence for undisclosed medical reasons.

Carloads, at 267,963, were up 3.4% annually, and intermodal containers and trailers rose 4.6% annually to 292,793 units.

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.

A prominent industry analyst has observed that that 2018 is expected to be a much better year for railroads and shippers who rely on them.

Rail carloads headed up 0.2% to 230,326, and intermodal containers and trailers increased 4.7% to 233,276.

A recent study issued by Houston-based Comtrex Inc. takes a deep dive into capturing insight regarding how the commodity shipping industry places a high priority on transportation management initiatives as they related to buying, selling storing, and servicing railcars.

A farmer’s financial success hinges on proper planning and execution before the agriculture calendar turns to fall, this includes proper supply chain planning and a consistent and dependable rail service product to meet market demand.

Rail carloads dropped 1.7% annually to 266,652, and intermodal containers and trailers eked out a 0.01% annual increase to 272,087.

Carloads, at 1,065,777, were off 0.1%, or 1,220, annually and intermodal set a new monthly record with a 6.4% annual gain to 1,144,157.

DCLI Chassis Link, a Charlotte, NC-based provider of marine chassis and asset management services to the U.S. intermodal industry, said it has inked a definitive agreement to acquire TRAC Intermodal’s fleet of roughly 72,000 53-foot domestic chassis and related customer and hosting contracts with major Class I railroads and intermodal shipping companies throughout the United States.

Mr. James M. Foote, former president and chief executive officer of Bright Rail Energy is joining CSX as chief operating officer and will have responsibility for both operations and sales and marketing.




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