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

Partial List of Surviving Shay Locomotives

The Yosemite Lumber Company's #4 Shay is partially restored and is on continuous display at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum in Arnold, California. Restored and on continuous outdoor display in downtown Cadillac, Michigan for free viewing is a Cadillac–Soo Lumber Company locomotive with tender. The oldest surviving Shay, serial number 122, built in 1884, is [...]

By | 2018-04-13T10:28:02+00:00 April 13th, 2018|logistics|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

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


Eric Wilmot, Director Marketing & Technology                 Do I have your attention? It's this same time each year that rail shippers fall into one of three categories: "I'm so glad I did my taxes on time." "Taxes again? But I just did them last year!" "Taxes? [...]

By | 2018-03-19T14:50:10+00:00 March 19th, 2018|logistics|0 Comments