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


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+00:00 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+00:00 May 17th, 2018|logistics|0 Comments


Dennis Wilmot, President & CEO  Which one of you majored in statistics, and loved it???!!! Are you aware of these stats? "China's share of high tech exports has risen from about five percent in 1999 to about 25 percent at present. America's has plummeted from about 20 percent to about seven percent. What [...]

By | 2018-05-02T10:26:52+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|logistics|0 Comments

Truck Problems = Rail Boon?

TRUCKING is in trouble. Have you had any trouble getting trucks to load or rates that work? What seems the be the problem? And is this good news for railroads? Driver shortages (new hires and retention), Electronic Logging Devices (ELD's), Hours-Of-Service, congestion and many other factors have significantly impacted the trucking industry. When you must [...]

By | 2018-05-02T10:25:52+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|logistics|0 Comments

USA Metals Tariff Opinion Poll

We like giving away coffee and you like letting us know your valuable opinion. Let's meet in the middle! President Trump recently enacted a tariff on metal product imports and we'd love to know how you feel about that.  We'll show our appreciation by holding a drawing for a  Starbucks* gift card. (If you don't [...]

By | 2018-04-11T09:50:35+00:00 April 11th, 2018|logistics|0 Comments