Latest Freight train Stories

2011-05-16 13:16:00

More than 27 percent of state's jobs tied to freight transportation CHICAGO, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The General Assembly has approved legislation requiring the state to make an assessment of the freight transportation system in Illinois and issue a plan with recommendations to improve the flow of freight by roads, rail, air and water. The Freight Mobility Plan Act (House Bill 1761), which was proposed by Metropolis Strategies, received overwhelming approval of both chambers...

2011-04-16 00:38:55

Around 20 percent of trucks on German roads are traveling empty, at a huge cost to the transportation companies concerned.

2011-04-05 16:30:00

OMAHA, Neb., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad announced today that New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed into law a bill passed by the New Mexico Legislature granting Union Pacific a locomotive fuel tax deduction.

2011-03-03 12:35:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With escalating gas prices, stricter government highway safety regulations and increased demands to protect the environment, manufacturers are aggressively seeking the most efficient means for transporting products to market.

2011-01-18 08:00:00


2010-12-29 08:55:00

ANTWERP, The Netherlands, December 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- By the end of this year the port of Antwerp is expected to have handled 178 million tonnes of freight, up 13% from the recession year of 2009.

2010-08-25 05:00:00

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) announced today that it has received orders for over 1,000 new double-stack intermodal platforms, along with orders for over 700 new covered hopper cars.

2010-08-18 14:30:00

VAN BUREN, Ark., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- USA Truck, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAK) announced today that it has entered into a long-term agreement with BNSF Railway to move private 53' domestic intermodal containers.

2010-08-05 10:27:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of more than 160 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal weight limits on interstate highways, today applauded Sens.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.