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2009-07-22 11:45:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of American Railroads today released the June 2009 Rail Time Indicators economic report, and launched a new online video summary. The monthly report combines rail traffic data with more than 15 key U.S. economic indicators -- including consumer confidence, housing starts and industrial production -- in a non-technical snapshot of how rail traffic data reflects the broader the U.S. economy. To view the multimedia assets...

2009-07-16 14:00:00

NORFOLK, Va., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Norfolk Southern announced today that it will construct a new intermodal terminal in Rossville, Tenn., in Fayette County, to serve the Memphis region, as part of the railroad's Crescent Corridor initiative to establish a high-speed intermodal rail route between the Mid-South and Gulf Coast and the Northeast. The $129 million facility, in which freight is transferred between truck and rail, will occupy a 570-acre site and is expected to open in...

2009-07-13 14:19:00

NORFOLK, Va. and OMAHA, Neb., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Norfolk Southern Railway and Union Pacific Railroad today announced they have launched a new expedited intermodal service specifically designed for refrigerated trailer shippers between Los Angeles and Atlanta. This new service gives customers the option to have their refrigeration units serviced during the stop in El Paso, Texas, significantly reducing the risk of protective service failure during transit. New rail customers...

2009-05-27 10:00:00

Super Wedge XL is now approved to be used on the rail to secure intermodal freight SOUTH BEND, Ind., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Today our President and CEO of Logistick, Inc., Tom Kanczuzewski, announced the certification of the Super Wedge XL. The Damage Prevention and Freight Claim Committee of the Association of American Railroads has approved an intermodal loading method, "Case Goods Secured with 'Super Wedge(R)' Manufactured by Logistick, Inc." for publication in the AAR Intermodal Loading...

2009-03-16 09:54:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the current weakness in demand for freight transportation services caused by the nation's recession, the long-term outlook remains bright for all modes of freight transportation, the American Trucking Associations reports in its newly released ATA U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2020. IHS Global Insight, which conducted the study for ATA, projects that by 2020 total freight tonnage will grow more than 26 percent and total...

2008-12-08 07:10:00

WILMERDING, Pa., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has completed the acquisition of Standard Car Truck, a leading rail equipment supplier, for cash of about $300 million. Based in Park Ridge, Ill., Standard Car Truck, which expects to have annual sales of about $225 million in 2008, manufactures engineered components for locomotives and freight cars. Wabtec expects the transaction to be accretive in the first year, although the recognition of non-cash,...

2008-10-05 21:00:11

By Art Marroquin The slumping economy and record-high fuel prices led to a 16 percent drop in air cargo deliveries at Los Angeles International Airport in August, compared to figures posted last year. The significant decline signals the possibility that retail outlets will sell fewer high-end gifts during the upcoming holiday season. "We expect things to improve as we close in on Christmas, but given the current state of the economy, we probably won't see the same freight levels that...

2008-07-29 09:00:46

By Elizabeth Moore, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 29--Local civic and environmental leaders declared a victory for the people last month, after state lawmakers voted to kill a truck-rail intermodal freight yard planned for part of the former Pilgrim State Hospital grounds by turning the land into a nature preserve instead. But since then, other environmentalists have joined leading business, labor and planning groups in urging Gov. David A. Paterson to veto that bill, which reached his...

2008-07-01 00:14:17

WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration will begin enforcing a new rule Tuesday that seeks to minimize the chances of terrorists attacking freight trains carrying hazardous chemicals that can be fatal if inhaled. It requires the freight rail industry to collect data and analyze the risks associated with carrying hazardous materials. The industry will use the data to figure out the safest route to carry substances such as chlorine when traveling through crowded areas. Rail operators must...

2007-10-18 18:00:46

Standard Car Truck Company (Park Ridge, Illinois) announced today, Thursday October 18th, 2007, that they have formed a Joint Venture (JV) with Tian Rui Group Foundry Company Ltd. to market globally cast steel railway wheels for railway rolling stock. The JV agreement was signed by the Chairmen of Standard Car Truck Company and Tian Rui, Mr. Richard Mathes and Mr. Li Liu Fa respectively, in Chicago where the JV company "Barber Tian Rui Railway Supply Company" will be located. Tian...


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