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Freight Service Lacking for Chemical Shippers

Chemical shippers have yet to see rail service improvements, according to Freightwaves. A poll showed that forty-six-percent of shippers agree that service delays seem to be getting worse, with issues like longer transit times, missed switches, increased demurrage charges, reduced

The Gap in Data “Tracking”

We posted about a blog from Supply Chain Dive called “Tracking the speed, dwell and cars of Class I railroads.” Supply Chain Dive periodically updates this article with “up-to-date” statistics on certain railroads across North America.

“State of Freight” on: Intermodal Tren...

A podcast we love? "State of Freight," by FTR's VP of Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. This episode features some great stats on intermodal — a hot-button sector of the industry.

Constrained Capacity: A Long History and a Need fo...

Railroads prioritize cutting costs and raising prices (with a focus on the operating ratio). They have less concern about capacity and service.

RailState Webinar Featured in Railroad Weekly

We were thrilled to be mentioned in Railroad Weekly’s most recent post, “Shrilling and Grilling”!

Reciprocal Switching: One Industry, Two Sides

Reciprocal switching is one of the most debated topics in rail. What does it mean, exactly? As defined by FreightWaves, “Reciprocal switching occurs when a shipper has access to one freight railroad but wants access to a nearby competing freight

April 26 Webinar Recap
Our April 26th Webinar, “On Track: Hot Topic...

On April 26th, RailState hosted our webinar: “On Track: Hot Topics in Rail.” We were thrilled with the turnout and the discussion! Thank you to everyone who made it such a great event.

The Effect of Visibility on Intermodal Shipping

Intermodal shipping: moving freight via two or more modes of transportation.

What Data Sharing Means for Rail

Mid-March, the Biden administration announced an information-sharing program that would encourage ocean carriers, ports, trucks and major retailers to share data with each other, in order to combat supply chain disruptions and delays.

Visibility and ESG: The Case for Rail

ESG, or, Environmental, Social, and Governance Criteria: a set of standards that “consider how a company performs as a steward of nature.” Values-conscious investors are increasingly more concerned with whether or not potential investment companies meet these standards, putting pressure

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