Rail shippers throw support behind STB Rate Reform Task Force report

A recent letter penned to leadership at the Surface Transportation Board (STB) by more than 20 rail shipper groups in the manufacturing, agriculture, and energy sectors, and some of the largest freight rail customers in the United States through the Railroad Customer Coalition (RCC), praised the STB’s Rate Reform Task Force for an April report issued by the Task Force comprised of recommendations for potential changes to the STB’s rate review processes and methodologies. Source: logistics Mgmt

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May truck tonnage sees some gains but trends down due to tough annual comps, reports ATA

The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for May, at 114 (2015=100) fell 6.1% compared to April’s 121.8, which was up 7% over March. And compared to May 2018, SA tonnage eked out a 0.9% gain, which ATA said marks its smallest annual SA tonnage gain going back to April 2017. Source: logistics Mgmt

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