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

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+00:00 August 15th, 2018|logistics|0 Comments

The Declaration

We recently celebrated the inception of the United States of America and though the pie tins have been washed and the smell of fireworks has cleared it is worth taking a look at the document that changed the face of history. Below I quote the Declaration of Independence in its entirety, unedited and as written. [...]

By | 2018-07-13T13:32:48+00:00 July 13th, 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+00:00 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+00:00 June 26th, 2018|logistics|0 Comments