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Investment vs. Expense

in·vest·ment [inˈves(t)mənt] /noun 1. the action or process of investing money for profit or material result. ex·pense [ikˈspens] /noun 1. the cost required for something; the money spent on something. One of the skills for excellent business acumen is identifying good investment opportunity. The danger, of course, is that there will be a poor return. [...]

By | 2018-08-15T10:37:45+00:00 August 15th, 2018|FYI, logistics, railcars, Transportation|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+00:00 July 13th, 2018|FYI, logistics, railcars, Transportation|0 Comments

Speed and the 4468 Mallard

Eric Wilmot, Director Marketing & Technology Is 100 mph fast? I suppose it's a matter of perspective. If you were soaring on a jet at 100 mph you may consider it downright sluggish (if the plane is even designed to travel that slowly) yet the thought of a baseball whizzing across home plate [...]

By | 2018-06-19T11:01:22+00:00 June 19th, 2018|FYI, logistics, railcars, Transportation|0 Comments

A Man Named Shay

Eric Wilmot, Director Marketing & Technology I often feature technology and inventors in this feature and for good reason. The inspiration of improvement, innovation and progress can take us from the first heavier-than-air manned flight to landing on the moon in a span of only 2 generations. One such inspired man, Ephraim Shay, [...]

By | 2018-04-13T11:08:26+00:00 April 13th, 2018|FYI, logistics, railcars, Transportation|0 Comments