About DWilmot

Dennis Wilmot started Iron Horse in January 2002 after eleven years working for rail carriers and sixteen years for private corporations. My full details are available @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennisewilmot

In The News

November 2018 NS has announced it will move its HQ from Norfolk, VA, to Atlanta, GA. This isn't a big surprise as they moved the Roanoke office to Norfolk a few years ago. Centralizing everything in one location makes sense, and Atlanta makes more sense than Norfolk. That is easy for me to say since [...]

By | 2018-11-15T11:17:57-04:00 November 15th, 2018|logistics|0 Comments

The Haves And The Have Nots

  In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen Covey listed #2 as "Begin With The End In Mind." So, I am taking a risk and giving you the end of my article first. Here it is: Shippers have gotten too comfortable with an oversupplied railcar market. Better to have and not need than [...]

By | 2018-08-15T10:09:04-04:00 August 15th, 2018|logistics|0 Comments

What Car Do You Drive?

Since I was young I have always loved the 1959 Corvette. If ever there was a dream car for me, this is it. Convertible, of course! What is your dream car? Wouldn't you maintain it like new "forever"? Would you agree with what Champion puts on its website?  "Choose quality parts every time...because safety matters, performance [...]

By | 2018-07-12T13:34:00-04:00 July 13th, 2018|FYI, logistics, railcars, Transportation|0 Comments


Dennis Wilmot, President & CEO In a recent study 93% of shippers report paying some sort of hidden surcharge on top of their transportation charge. You read that correctly- NINETY THREE PERCENT! Sounds like there is a very high probability that you fall into that category. What are some of these hidden charges [...]

By | 2018-06-25T10:36:03-04:00 June 26th, 2018|logistics|0 Comments


If you own a rail car mark/initial be sure to read this blog or you could be paying $600 extra per car to CSXT. CSXT has announced that effective June 1, 2018, any privately owned railcar shipped on CSXT which has no approved and active OT-5 will be subject to a penalty charge of $600 [...]

By | 2018-05-17T10:18:25-04:00 May 17th, 2018|logistics|0 Comments