A Day in the life of a Drayman

  If you google “Definition of a Drayman,” the first thing that pops up is “a person who delivers beer for a brewery.”  In a world of international shipping, many may find this comical.  Comical notes aside, Wikipedia does explain the essence of a drayman.  […]

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Iowa lands $25 million grant for Intermodal

  Iowa lands $25 million grant for one-of-a-kind freight hub in Cedar Rapids $46.5 million facility to be built in Cedar Rapids   The Iowa Department of Transportation has been granted $25.7 million to construct an intermodal transportation hub in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The facility […]

From Road to Ramp in half the time – BNSF RailPass

From Road to Ramp in half the time – BNSF RailPass Excerpt from: AJOT | June 16, 2016 The BNSF Railway has rolled out an integrated dispatch system for pickup and delivery of ocean containers and domestic equipment at their major intermodal facilities. The system […]

America’s FAST Act

Friday, December 4, 2015 should be a day to remember for those involved with the USA highway system.  If you’re reading this newsletter, then that probably means you. The FAST ACT, otherwise known as Fixing America’s Surface Transportation, grows from the national freight strategy, expanding […]

Canadian Rail Congestion Fee in Chicago

Canadian Rail Congestion Fee in Chicago The Canadian Rail (CN Rail) is imposing a congestion fee for containers coming into CN Harvey Rail Ramp (Chicago) due to massive congestion. Currently, the Rail is draying containers from Harvey Rail Ramp to other local facilities and imposing […]

End CP Rail Strike

Ottawa poised to introduce legislation to end CP Rail strike that would cost Canadian economy ‘$205 million a week’ Excerpt from Financial Post Wire Services | February 16, 2015 OTTAWA — The federal government is poised to get the Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) back on track. […]

Intermodal is effected by Port Congestion

CSXT Intermodal has announced the BNSF Rail has placed a temporary hold on rail cargo moving into the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Units bound for the rail terminals in the Pacific Northwest will be placed on hold at their origin until further notice. The rail is […]

German Train Drivers Strike

German train drivers begin strike despite Merkel warnings Excerpt from American Journal of Transportation |  By: Reuters | Nov 05 2014 German train drivers started a four-day strike against state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn on Wednesday that threatens to harm the economy and prompted a rare intervention from […]