7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Railroads still struggle to move freight despite federal warnings

(Source: Star Tribune, September 3, 2014)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — With the harvest just ahead, farmers and grain shippers are increasingly worried about where they’ll put millions of bushels of Minnesota-grown corn and soybeans because the rail system is far behind in moving last year’s crop. A boom in oil shipments out of North Dakota has led to delays and skyrocketing freight costs that are ratcheting up tensions between rail firms and many of their customers: coal companies, utilities, ethanol plants and passenger rail.

Full story: Star Tribune

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2017 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

AAR reports rail traffic for week ending January 13, 2018
CP Rail reports 4Q, full-year 2017 results
KCS reports 4Q and full-year 2017 results
CSX plans 2,000 more layoffs in 2018
CP Rail’s 4Q 2017 profit beats estimates; Railway weighs strategic deals to boost crude by rail
Lac-Megantic jury to deliberate today for ninth consecutive day
Teamsters issue statement on bus attack impacting California Teamster drivers, tech shuttle passengers
Norfolk Southern pushing for ‘more stable’ rail service in 2018
Missouri man who stopped Amtrak train in Nebraska faces additional charges
Freight car derails in Mexico, falls on house, killing 5
House bill would partially fund PTC, mandate 2018 deadline
After 2 fatalities, what’s next for Florida’s Brightline high-speed rail service?
Lake Forest hires special counsel to investigate lobbying payments for Amtrak stop
Railroad Retirement and Unemployment Insurance Taxes in 2018
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines