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Spring Into Action

Eric Wilmot, Director Marketing & Technology   Unlike most winters, this article will be short. The snow has melted in much of the country and lush green is replacing the slate-grey sheets of ice. Also emerging are the many shipments that the warmer weather encourages. An initial glance at the AAR data shows [...]

By | 2017-04-17T17:02:57+00:00 April 17th, 2017|FYI, logistics, railcars, Transportation|0 Comments

Signs of Optimism Revealed in Survey

Signs of Optimism Revealed in Survey General optimism was apparent through the recent First Quarter Rail Shipper and Rail Equipment Surveys conducted by Cowen and Company, with lower expectations that rail prices will rise in the next 6 to 12 month period then those of 2016 Q4.  The term "cautiously optimistic" remains, however, as shippers [...]

By | 2017-04-11T09:32:39+00:00 April 11th, 2017|FYI, logistics, railcars, Transportation|0 Comments

Beware the Ides of March

Eric Wilmot, Director Marketing & Technology               "Beware the Ides of March." These words, uttered by a soothsayer to a passing Julius Caesar in the dramatized Shakespearean account of his death, foretold his fate.  According to the works of Plutarch, Caesar approached the warning with some levity and remarked [...]

By | 2017-03-15T16:04:35+00:00 March 15th, 2017|FYI, logistics, railcars, Training, Transportation|0 Comments