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

The War to End All Wars

It started with a single shot. On June 28, 1914 the fatal bullet exploded from the gun held by Bosnian Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip and found its mark, the Austria-Hungarian heir Archduke Ferdinand. (A second shot also took the life of his wife, Duchess Sophie.) Thus put into motion a complicated global conflict the likes [...]

By | 2018-11-15T11:11:35+00:00 November 15th, 2018|logistics|0 Comments

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