CN announces deal to acquire the intermodal division of H&R Transport

Montreal-based Class I railroad carrier CN announced late last week that it has reached an agreement to acquire the intermodal division of Calgary, Alberta-based H&R Transport Limited. H&R’s core focus is in the intermodal temperature controlled sector and is positioned as the largest refrigerated intermodal service provider in Canada, complimented with a sizeable, highly reputed, over the road refrigerated fleet throughout Canada, the USA and Mexico, Source: logistics Mgmt

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STB report takes a long look at rate review methodologies and processes

The Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) recently announced that its Rate Reform Task Force completed report with its recommendations for potential changes to the STB’s rate review processes and methodologies. Established in January 2018, the STB’s Rate Reform Task Force was tasked with recommending improvements to the STB’s existing rate review processes, as well as to propose new rate review methodologies “that are more attuned to the realities of the current transportation world.” Source: logistics Mgmt

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CEI renews call over stalled out state of railroad competitive switching rulemaking

While the interminable debate between business interests and the freight railroad sector’s chief regulatory arm continues to linger, one thing remains certain: the state of proposed freight railroad competitive, or reciprocal switching remains divisive and stalled out on the tracks. That was made clear in a letter sent today to Surface Transportation Board Chairman Ann Begeman, Vice Chairman Patrick Fuchs, and Member Martin Oberman from the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit libertarian think tank. Source:...

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