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

CN expects automation to save up to $400 million over next three years

(Source: Financial Post, June 4, 2019)

OTTAWA — A typical railcar inspection takes about two minutes for a Canadian National Railway mechanic walking on uneven ground around the tracks, shining a flashlight on a car’s undercarriage to spot defects in need of repair. But that task could be sped up drastically with the introduction of an automated inspection portal, a machine that relies on artificial intelligence that can evaluate 120 cars in the same time it takes a worker to check a single car.

Full story: Financial Post

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

Precision pushback: How CSX is changing the railroad industry
KCS eyes energy opportunities in Mexico
Legislators resist “reckless” LNG rail tank car plan
GM stops paying for health insurance for striking workers as talks continue
GM strike could hurt unionized auto haulers first
Teamsters at Giant Food warehouse win raises, benefit increases, job security
Q&A: RRB financial reports
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines