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Types of Freight Trains: Definition and Use of Modern Rail Cars

Types of Freight Trains: Definition and Use of Modern Rail Cars

Freight trains have been the backbone of modern industries for centuries, ensuring the seamless movement of commodities from one place to another.  As the transportation landscape evolved, so did the types of freight trains, with rail freight transport growing increasingly sophisticated to handle diverse cargo needs. If you’ve ever wondered about the intricacies of these […]

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Rail Must Prioritize Safety Over Profits

Rail Must Prioritize Safety Over Profits

Since the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train in East Palestine, Ohio, the full impact of the devastation to that community is yet to be seen. Although more than 1,000 derailments happen each year, it’s unacceptable that they are considered a simple cost of doing business. Our communities and the industries that rely on railroads to carry their products need and expect the rail industry to do better.

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Rail to the Rescue?

Rail to the Rescue?

When the supply chain turns volatile and the trucking market grows tough, can these alternatives to over-the-road transportation save the day?

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Loup Transloading Network: Creative Shipping Solutions Expand Market Reach

Loup Transloading Network: Creative Shipping Solutions Expand Market Reach

Learn how Loup creates seamless transportation solutions by combining the economics of long-haul rail service and the flexibility of over-the-road shipping to reimagine supply chain opportunities. The Challenge One of the leading roofing manufacturers in North America moves locally manufactured roofing shingles from a non-rail-served facility in the Inland Empire to Utah. This business moved […]

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Offering Turnkey Solutions to Support Transload Customers

Offering Turnkey Solutions to Support Transload Customers

When a chemical distributor needed to get their products to non-rail-served locations, RSI Logistics’ transloading operations and value-add services provided the solution. THE CHALLENGE A chemical distributor recently presented RSI Logistics with a challenge. They were awarded a contract for regional distribution of chemicals used in the water treatment process; however, they had a problem. […]

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Ensuring Customers’ Supply Chains Run as Smoothly as Possible

Ensuring Customers’ Supply Chains Run as Smoothly as Possible

Q: What are The Logistix Company’s (TLC) core business units and areas of focus? A: TLC got its start working closely with distribution companies moving liquid bulk chemicals. After time, we expanded our business to moving a multitude of commodities in bulk tankers, dry vans, intermodally via rail, repackaging, warehousing, and international freight forwarding. Q: […]

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LeRoy Burcroff

Creating a Business-Friendly Environment

At the crux of Michigan’s central expressways, five Class A rail lines, and the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, you’ll find the City of Romulus, which residents refer to as the “Home of Opportunity.” The city’s access to transportation and 3,146 acres of undeveloped land have positioned Romulus as a logistics hub for developers from Michigan and across the nation.

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Bob Tuchek

Rail Transportation: What Shippers Need to Focus On

Q: How have the recent rail mergers changed the rail landscape for shippers? A: Shippers have been averse to rail mergers due to concerns of a reduction in competition, imposed routing limitations, and an increase in service disruptions. The two most recent mergers between the CSXT-Pan Am Railway and Canadian National-Kansas City Southern are still […]

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The Rail Networks of Tomorrow Will Ride on Satellite Connectivity

Railways are critical in supporting the global movement of goods in remote areas. However, today’s railway operators face many challenges, including optimizing network capacity, carrying out vital maintenance work, and improving health and safety. In their ambition to achieve greater control over their assets, transport leaders are now deploying more advanced technologies across their networks, […]

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Charles Sauer

Rail Price Controls? Ridicule the Thought

In 1980, CNN, fax machines, and camcorders made their debut, and for the first time since 1887, the rail industry was deregulated. Today CNN has many competitors, fax machines have been surpassed and their technology incorporated into other products, and camcorders are not only cheaper, almost all of us carry a better quality one in our pockets. Also, rail rates are 44% lower, and the market is flourishing.

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