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  • April 16- Railroad operator Kansas City Southern reported better-than-expected quarterly results as a bumper corn crop in 2013 led to higher grain shipments. Midwest to Mexico, Chief Executive David Starling said on a conference call with analysts.

  • April 16- Railroad operator Kansas City Southern reported a 10 percent rise in first-quarter revenue, helped by higher shipments in its agriculture business. Revenue rose to $607.4 million from $552.8 million, while revenue at the company's agriculture business jumped 40 percent.

  • CSX railroad expects modest 2014 profit growth Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    CSX Corp. stock declined more than 3 percent to $27.36 in afternoon trading Wednesday. Ward said the Chicago area's cold, snowy winter was especially problematic because all the major freight railroads connect in Chicago and commuter trains use some of the same rails. There is already a long-term plan in place to improve rail traffic through Chicago.

  • Rail companies to report fertilizer delivery plans Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:49 PM ET

    PIERRE, S.D.— A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops.

  • CSX 1Q profit falls 14 pct as weather slows rails Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Harsh winter weather slowed CSX railroad and contributed to a 14 percent drop in first-quarter profit, even as freight volume grew modestly. On Tuesday, the railroad based in Jacksonville, Fla., reported net income of $398 million, or 40 cents per share, in the quarter ending March 31. That's down from $462 million, or 45 cents per share, a year ago.

  • North Dakota may fine truck company more than $2M Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    WILLISTON, N.D.— A Wyoming- based trucking company working in North Dakota could face fines of $2 million or more for operating without a license and illegally dumping saltwater, a byproduct of oil production, two North Dakota state agencies said Tuesday.

  • LONDON, April 15- Electro-Motive Diesel, the world's largest diesel locomotive manufacturer, has taken delivery of the first of four specially designed liquefied natural gas tenders ultimately destined for use on the Canadian National railroad.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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