Road and Rail


  • Trains carrying crude oil pass near Sioux Falls Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— BNSF Railway is regularly hauling three trains a week loaded with crude oil through the Sioux Falls area, but those are the only shipments of crude from North Dakota's Bakken region crossing the state, according to records released Wednesday.

  • Truckers strike at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET
    Pier 400, right, sits idle at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California.

    Drivers in a labor dispute with three trucking companies at the ports of LA and Long Beach began an indefinite strike Monday.

  • COLUMN-U.S. transportation stocks for the long haul Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    CHICAGO, July 7- As North Americans hit the highways, airports and rails for vacations this summer, it's not hard to believe that some of the most robust stocks are in the transportation industry- particularly in an improving economy.

  • Truckers strike at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Drivers in a long-running labor dispute with three trucking companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach began what they said would be an indefinite strike Monday.

  • New York considers releasing oil train details Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    The Associated Press and eight environmental groups filed Freedom of Information Law requests with the state Office of Emergency Management this week, arguing that it's in the public interest for communities to know more about the shipments in light of at least eight major accidents during the last year, including one that killed 47 people in Quebec a year ago.

  • Grim brotherhood: Oil train firefighters reuniting Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Pagers beeped around 4 a.m. across rural western Maine, rousing firefighters during their July Fourth vacations with reports of a rail disaster in Quebec. Even 30 miles away, firefighters saw black smoke billowing from the town of Lac-Megantic. "It was like a World War II bombing zone," said Tim Pellerin, fire chief in Rangeley, Maine.

  • CARACAS, June 26- Colombia's biggest coal miner, Cerrejon, said late on Thursday it was transporting coal again from its mine to port after protesters ended a six-day blockade on its private railway line that took the company to the brink of defaulting on shipments.

  • June 26- Norfolk Southern Corp said it would require its customers to give the railroad company legal protection against damage caused by explosions or leakage of hazardous materials carried in older tank cars. Norfolk Southern said the legal protection, which applies to older DOT-111 tank cars built before late 2011, would take effect on July 15.

  • June 26- Norfolk Southern Corp said it would require its customers to give the railroad company legal protection against damages caused by explosions or leakage of hazardous materials carried in older tank cars, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

  • HOUSTON, June 24- U.S. regulators this autumn may impose new standards for rail tank cars that carry crude oil that are tougher than the latest design adopted by railroads in 2011, a top industry safety executive said on Tuesday.

  • June 24- Coal miners and power companies are both suffering as railroads struggle to clear a backlog of coal stuck in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana after the harshest winter in over a decade.

  • *$25.5 bln project to give S.Sudan, Ethiopia sea access. LAMU, Kenya, June 20- The latest in a string of militant attacks on Kenya's coast has dealt a fresh blow to the economy, but the threat this time goes beyond the tourist trade to an ambitious $25.5 billion port and transport scheme next to the historic town of Lamu.

  • UPDATE 1-Israel's Mobileye files for U.S. IPO Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    *Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley underwriters to IPO. The Israel- based company listed Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as lead underwriters to the IPO, according to a regulatory filing. Mobileye's other top shareholders include Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Fidelity Investments, BlackRock, and Enterprise Holdings, the No 1 U.S. car rental company.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- As politicians debate the dangers of a massive increase in oil carried by rail in North America, railroads and energy producers are considering the same for natural gas.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 10- Grain handlers are lobbying the Canadian government for even stricter rules requiring railroads to allocate thousands of railcars to them each week in hopes of stopping an unprecedented crop logjam from getting worse.

  • Hertz, along with Avis Budget Group Inc and privately held Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the market leader, together control about 90 percent of the U.S. car rental market. Friday's trading erased all of the gains so far this year for shares of Hertz, whose shareholders include Larry Robbins' Glenview Capital Management LLC and Daniel Loeb's Third Point Capital.

  • Hertz, which replaced its chief financial officer in December, was scheduled to report results on May 7, but delayed the announcement saying more work was required. Third Point had a stake of about 1.3 percent in Hertz as of March 31, while Glenview had about 3 percent.

  • Hertz had been scheduled to report results on May 7 but delayed the announcement, saying more work was required. Hertz's accountant is PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Hertz shares were down 10.6 percent at $27.25 in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • June 6- Car rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc said it would restate financial results for the past three years to correct accounting errors from 2011.. Hertz said its audit committee had concluded that financial statements for 2011 should no longer be relied upon.

  • Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    **Pilgrim's Pride Corp, the second largest U.S. chicken processor, raised its offer for Hillshire Brands Co, escalating a bidding war with Tyson Foods Inc for the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages. **Germany's Siemens said on Tuesday it called off the sale of its baggage handling and postal automation business.