Posts tagged with ‘rail’

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Transportation TIP List: Week of September 4th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Autumn’s arrival brings shorter days, colorful foliage and pumpkin-spiced everything. But even if trendy lattes aren’t your beverage of choice, our first TIP List of the fall season is showcasing some of the trendiest transportation and supply chain topics. Below you’ll find details on the truck driver shortage, artificial intelligence and how the U.S. intermodal rail network is going to take on this year’s bumper crop harvest.

  • Miscellaneous
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of August 21st, 2016

    - by Transplace

    The end of the summer is bringing so many exciting transportation topics to this week’s TIP List, we’re barely keeping up with demand! With our eyes on big issues such as the Labor Day spike in gas prices, new federal standards for the trucking industry and greenhouse gas regulations, we can’t wait to dive into this week’s list! Keep on truckin’ ahead for all of the hot August stories.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 19th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    This week marked both the first official day of summer and the longest day of the year. And as summer sizzles, there’s no shortage of hot topics in the transportation and supply chain industry. Our TIP List this week takes a cool look at burning issues such as the ELD mandate, intermodal rail investments and oil prices. Read on to see what trends are heating up!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of February 21st, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Once every four years, February decides to linger just one more day. So, before we leap out of this week and into a new month, we bring you the latest in the supply chain and logistics news. From seeing gains in intermodal for a second consecutive week and U.S. manufacturing output making a slight recovery, to manufacturing supply chain disruptions and the steady decline in oil and gas prices, we’ve got you covered with these must-read links below!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of February 14th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Having just observed Presidents’ Day, we’ve been thinking about visionary leaders, especially with the 2016 presidential hopefuls moving their campaigning into high gear. But we’re going to keep our primary focus on the hot issues and promising developments in transportation and logistics. Leading candidates featured in this week’s TIP List include revised weight verification requirements and revamped trade laws, among others.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of January 25th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Winter arrived for many over the weekend as the blizzard of 2016 pounded the East Coast – dropping over 30 inches in some places! As many are digging out of the snow, we’re digging into some trending transportation stories appearing on our radar. From tightening truck and rail safety rules to significant growth of Mexican manufacturing, this week’s TIP List has the stories you need to read.

  • Intermodal
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Expanded Eagle Premium Service Delivers Intermodal Opportunities

    - by Transplace

    Union Pacific, in conjunction with Ferrocarril Mexicano (FXE), has recently introduced expanded service on the Eagle Premium rail line and now offers new routes connecting the city of Silao in central Mexico to Chicago and Memphis. As a direct result of this service expansion, central Mexico is now bridged with the Midwest, Canada and the Southeast – opening up a number of new and exciting possibilities for shippers and offering them extensive benefits.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 25th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Happy Halloween! Even though the houses are haunted, the ghosts are out and the ghouls are appearing, we’re certainly not afraid to bring you the latest and greatest supply chain trends. This week’s TIP List covers rising supply chain costs for CPG companies, high-tech hospitals and the potential buzzing of drones along our nation’s railways. How is your supply chain holding up against the things that go bump in the night? Read on to find out!

  • Transportation Management
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List – June 2015

    - by Transplace

    After celebrating America’s birthday last weekend, it’s only fitting that many of the stories making our TIP list this month have to do with upcoming legislation, growth and progress in North America. From laws focusing on improving infrastructure to an update on the expanding Panama Canal and the growing use of technology all on the horizon—these advances in the transportation and logistics industry will have a definite long-term impact on the USA.

  • Miscellaneous
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Growth and Improvements in the Mexico Rail Network

    - by Transplace

    Twenty years ago, there was only one railroad in Mexico, which was run by a public agency and broken into three regional classes. At that time, there needed to be tremendous improvements to rail service, engines and cars, and to key infrastructure such as bridges and tracks. Then in 1995, the Mexican government announced that a railroad privatization project would begin.

    The private railroad companies that now manage the railroad lines currently have a 50-year concession from the federal government to operate them (while the land that the railroads operate on is still government property). With the private sector’s takeover of railroad operations, dedicated investments started to make real improvements to the entire system. And to date, over 5 Billion U.S. dollars from these private companies have been invested into the Mexican rail system.

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