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2014 Media Kit


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Canada to strengthen rail-safety rules, report says

Reuters | April 23, 2014 | Intermodal

The Canadian government will require a rapid phase-out of older-model tank cars commonly used to haul crude oil by railroad, responding to recommendations made after last year’s deadly train accident in Quebec, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. Read More »

CN, CP Rail profits could leave sour taste for farmers

Reuters | April 22, 2014 | Intermodal

Canada’s two largest railroads reported stronger-than-expected profits on Tuesday, results that could prompt fresh criticism from farmers already unhappy with the handling of a massive crop backlog during one of the harshest winters in decades. Read More »

CP Rail profit beats, outlook intact, despite harsh winter

Reuters | April 22, 2014 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, the country's second-largest railroad, reported a higher-than-expected 17 percent jump in first quarter earnings on Tuesday and expressed confidence it can meet its targets for the year despite having to deal with setbacks from one of the harshest winters in decades. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index increased 0.6% in March

AJOT | April 22, 2014 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.6% in March, after jumping 1.9% the previous month. February’s gain was less than the 2.8% reported on March 18, 2014. In March, the index equaled 127.3 (2000=100) versus 126.5 in February. The all-time high was in November 2013 (131.0). Read More »

Old Dominion announces GRI

AJOT | April 17, 2014 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., announced from the carrier’s Thomasville, N.C. headquarters the organization will be increasing its base rates 4.3 percent effective May 1, 2014. Read More »

Evolution or revolution? LNG and the railroads

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | Intermodal

Electro-Motive Diesel, the world's largest diesel locomotive manufacturer, has taken delivery of the first of four specially designed liquefied natural gas (LNG) tenders ultimately destined for use on the Canadian National railroad. Read More »

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