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  • Hoeven: BNSF pledges to speed fertilizer delivery Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    The North Dakota Republican said BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose told him over the weekend that the railroad "will dedicate additional resources and crews to get fertilizer to North Dakota producers faster."

  • California to see surge in oil brought in by rail Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 3:24 PM ET

    VENTURA, Calif.— California is preparing for an oil boom— brought in on rail cars. There are no pipelines that bring crude oil into California. According to the California Public Utilities Commission, five California refineries have facilities either about to come online or in the planning stages that will let them receive crude-oil deliveries by rail.

  • US urges oil-by-rail sector to agree a safer tank car Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 3:59 PM ET

    "My target date is as soon as possible," Foxx told a panel of the Senate Appropriations Committee when asked when the new standard would be ready. The Department of Transportation is responsible for mandating a new tank car design, but officials are counting on input from industry.

  • Feds say oil trains should have two-man crews Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    The Federal Railroad Administration had asked a freight rail industry advisory committee to make recommendations on whether two-man crews should be required, but the industry officials were unable to reach a consensus after working on the issue for months. The crew proposal was prompted by an accident last July in the town of Lac-Megantic in Quebec, Canada.

  • VANCOUVER, April 9- Just over a year ago, Canadian trucking firm Bison Transport took a bet on a potentially game changing technology, buying 15 big rigs powered by liquefied natural gas. After 14 months on the road, though, the Winnipeg- based company has found that the reality- at least initially- is less rosy.

  • Car rental companies ramp up exotic offerings Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Car rental companies hoping to attract wealthy travelers and tourists on a splurge are adding exotic cars alongside practical Toyotas and Fords. Hertz launched its line of Dream Cars last summer in 35 locations, while Enterprise offers its Exotic Car Collection at 13 sites and plans to open two more later this spring.

  • GENEVA, April 4- Russia is inflicting $2.2 billion of annual costs on crossborder trade by enforcing illegal customs charges and inspections on trucks, the Secretary General of the International Road Transport Union said on Friday.

  • Ethanol producers complain about rail service Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Ethanol producers say clogged rail lines and other shipping problems have forced them to reduce production of the fuel and contributed to higher prices. The Renewable Fuels Association criticized railroads Thursday and triggered a strong response from the Association of American Railroads.

  • OTTAWA, April 3- Governments should require companies shipping crude oil by rail to carry enough liability insurance to make up for shortfalls in coverage carried by railways, the president of Canada's second-largest rail operator said on Thursday.

  • VANCOUVER, March 26- Negotiators on Wednesday reached a deal to end the month-long container truck strike that has crippled operations at Canada's largest port and slowed the transport of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of goods.

  • VANCOUVER, March 19- The British Columbia government is preparing legislation to force striking container truck drivers to return to work at Port Metro Vancouver, in an effort to end a three-week strike that has crippled operations at Canada's largest port.

  • TORONTO, March 19- A record-shattering Canadian harvest, combined with one of the most frigid winters in decades, has created a grain-handling backlog that will not be cleared until next year, the head of Canadian National Railway said on Wednesday.

  • Hertz, the No. 2 U.S. car rental company behind privately owned Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has been under pressure from investors to shed the business and focus on car rentals. Hertz's remaining businesses would include the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly car rental brands and the Donlen fleet leasing and management business.

  • *Trucks to ditch brick shape in favour of sleek look. BRUSSELS, March 18- European truck design will be transformed to make driver cabs more aerodynamic, cutting emissions and improving safety, under new rules backed by EU politicians on Tuesday.

  • Hertz, the No. 2 U.S. car rental company behind privately owned Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has been under pressure from investors to shed the business, which rents equipment ranging from small tools to heavy earth movers. Hertz shares rose 2 percent before the bell on Tuesday.

  • March 18- Car rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc said it would spin off its equipment rental business for $2.5 billion. The division, Hertz Equipment Rental Corp, provides a wide range of rental equipment from small tools to heavy earthmoving equipment.

  • Truckers' strike at Vancouver port to continue Monday Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 10:10 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, March 16- A two-and-a-half week container truck driver strike at Port Metro Vancouver was set to continue on Monday after a government and port authority plan to end the job action at Canada's largest port failed to make headway on the weekend.

  • VANCOUVER, March 14- Representatives of unionized and nonunionized container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver were set to meet with government and port officials on Friday to discuss a plan designed to end a 14- day strike at Canada's largest port.

  • CN Rail CEO says will meet Ottawa's grain shipment target Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    *Trucker strike in Vancouver causing lumber backlog. TORONTO, March 12- Canadian National Railway Co, the country's biggest railroad operator, said on Wednesday it will meet the federal government's order to ship 500,000 tonnes of grain a week, but its chief executive said there would still be a severe backlog even under ideal conditions.

  • YOUR MONEY-Damage control for sneaky car rental fees Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    March 11- A few weeks after Melanie Mendez and her husband returned home to Massachusetts from South Florida in January they received a bill from a rental car company for $555. She had to turn to the Better Business Bureau, which eventually got the charge dropped.

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