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CSX Corporation Announces New Chief Operating Officer & Executive Management Changes

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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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.

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.

Earlier this month, Class I railroad carrier CSX said that it had made various changes for its intermodal freight offerings into and out of several southeastern-based United States facilities.

CSX in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation and other organizations is observing the first national Rail Safety Week from September 24-30, 2017, with the goal of raising awareness rail safety education and empower the general public to keep themselves safe near highway-rail grade crossings and railroad rights-of-way.

The CSXT-partner operated Pittsburgh Intermodal Rail Terminal opened on September 6, 2017, providing freight shippers a brand new transportation option to move freight to and from western Pennsylvania.

Offering greater capacity, increased lane options and improved reliability, shippers should consider Intermodal Rail as part of a robust transportation portfolio.

Learn how to increase access to capacity, reduce transportation costs and mitigate exposure to future trucking regulations.

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).

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.

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.

In this e-book you will discover how supply chain experts harness data-driven tools and strategies to understand their customers in new ways, how they optimize their people and processes and ultimately, make profitable decisions for their business.

Even though volumes have flattened, an encouraging service outlook, coupled with the regulatory crunch creeping up on the trucking market, is setting the intermodal rail sector up to regain its footing.

Valentine’s Day may sneak up on last-minute shoppers (it’s today, FYI), but retailers and their supply chain managers are well ahead of Cupid’s arrow.

The intermodal rail advantage is helping shippers in both the Broncos and the Panthers territory deliver their goods across the country providing transportation cost savings and substantial environmental benefits.

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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.