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  • February Freight Rail Traffic Continues to Make Gains

    March 8, 2011

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that monthly carloads in February 2011 increased 4.2 percent compared with the same month last year, for a total of 1,135,396 carloads. According to AAR’s monthly Rail Time Indicators report, intermodal traffic in February increased 10.3...

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  • Greater Hazmat Enforcement, Inspections, and Delays Likely Under New DOT "Package Opening Rule"

    March 8, 2011

    Hazmat shippers face rising enforcement and potential shipping delays under the new U.S. DOT Enhanced Enforcement Authority Procedures rule. The March 3, 2011 rulemaking gives U.S. DOT inspectors broader authority to stop, open, and, detain non-compliant hazmat shipments during transit. All hazmat...

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  • AAR to Announce Freight Rail Investment Projections for 2011

    March 7, 2011

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) will host a teleconference to discuss the freight rail industry’s economic impact and policy outlook on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The teleconference coincides with the annual release of the association’s outlook...

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  • Zepol Releases "U.S. Containerized Import Ports Report" for 2010

    March 7, 2011

    Zepol Corp., the leading trade intelligence company, has announced the release of a free report analyzing the top 25 ports in the U.S. for containerized imports. This report provides detailed information for each port and compares trends to the previous year as well as sheds light upon potential...

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  • PECO Pallet Acquired by The Pritzker Group

    February 24, 2011

    PECO Pallet Inc. announced that it has been acquired by The Pritzker Group, a private investment firm owned and controlled by J.B. Pritzker and Tony Pritzker. The acquisition provides PECO Pallet with substantial equity capital to fund the company's continued expansion throughout the U.S., Canada,...

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  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Gains in Carloads, Intermodal Traffic

    February 18, 2011

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports gains in weekly rail traffic for the week ending Feb. 12, 2011, with U.S. railroads originating 274,043 carloads, up 6.2 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the week was also up, totaling 228,035 trailers and...

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  • January Freight Rail Traffic Continues Steady Growth

    February 8, 2011

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that monthly carloads in January 2011 increased 8 percent compared with the same month last year, for a total of 1,142,293 carloads. According to AAR’s monthly Rail Time Indicators report, intermodal traffic in January increased 7.4 percent...

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  • Martin Engineering to Open Business Unit in India

    February 8, 2011

    Martin Engineering has announced plans to open a business unit in Pune, India in 2011. The company has been active in the India market since 2004, establishing a solid presence through its licensee, Thejo, to distribute and support select bulk material handling technologies across the continent....

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  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Remains Up Over 2010

    February 4, 2011

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that weekly rail traffic was up over 2010 levels for the week ending Jan. 29, 2011, with U.S. railroads originating 291,147 carloads, up 4.7 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the week totaled 222,742 trailers and...

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  • AAR's Statement on Obama's State of the Union Address

    January 26, 2011

    The following statement by Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO, Association of American Railroads, is in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address delivered this evening: “The freight rail industry applauds President Obama for his focus on job creation,...

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