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Transportation Road and Rail

  • CSX Assistant Vice President Maryclare Kenney apologized to customers in the email dated Sept. 8. The Surface Transportation Board, the U.S. rail regulator, is due to host a hearing in Washington, D.C., over CSX's service on Oct. 11. The company emailed manufacturers about the Lordstown embargo on Sept. 8, two days after CSX executives said the railroad had made...

  • BEIJING, Sept 22- Thousands of small factories in China, making everything from steel to chemicals, are scrambling for access to the country's clogged rail network as Beijing curbs the use of diesel trucks in an effort to tackle air pollution. Trucking is a cheaper and preferred mode of transport for heavy industry in China, especially for inland companies...

  • Customers will be able to air grievances when the Surface Transportation Board, the top U.S. rail regulator, hosts a hearing over CSX's service in Washington on Oct. 11. The company emailed manufacturers about the Lordstown embargo on Sept. 8, two days after top executives said the railroad had made great strides in fixing service problems that gripped its system...

  • DETROIT, Sept 19- Bosch, the German auto components supplier, is partnering with startup Nikola Motor Co to bring two hydrogen-electric, long-haul, heavy-duty truck models to market by 2021, the companies said on Tuesday. Manufacturers such as Daimler and Navistar International Corp, as well as electric car maker Tesla Inc and a host of other new entrants, are...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 15- General Motors Co's self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, is working to open an internal ride-hailing service to people outside the company, aiming to join a small group of autonomous vehicle developers testing their technology with the public. The developer plans to expand the service in urban environments such as San Francisco, New...

  • The demand for lumber, generators, cleaning supplies and appliances for households and home improvement retailers such as Lowe's and Home Depot in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas as a result of damages from Hurricane Irma will fill trailers and containers not already claimed by shipments for the holiday shopping season. This magnified it, "XPO...

  • DETROIT, Sept 14- Daimler AG on Thursday said United Parcel Service Inc will be the first U.S. commercial customer for its new battery-powered eCanter truck, and the company will expand its electric truck production as lower cost, longer-range batteries become available within two to three years. Daimler said at a news conference in New York on Thursday that UPS...

  • DETROIT, Sept 14- Daimler AG will turn up the volume on its electric commercial truck efforts on Thursday, announcing plans to bring a fleet of battery-powered Fuso delivery vehicles to customers in New York City as rivals gear up to jump into the market. Daimler's Mitsubishi Fuso unit began building eCanter trucks at factories in Portugal and Japan earlier...

  • Sept 14- Major trucking and logistics firms like XPO Logisitcs Inc, Daseke Inc and United Parcel Service Inc said capacity will shrink due to a rush of construction and repair shipments to big-box retailers and households across the storm-crippled U.S. The demand for lumber, generators, cleaning supplies and appliances for households and home improvement...

  • Sept 13- Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said the electric carmaker is tentatively scheduled to unveil its planned semi-truck in late October, about a month later than the billionaire had earlier estimated. Tesla has been making strides in self-driving technology and implementing it in an electric truck could potentially move it forward in a highly...

  • Sept 13- Csx Corp said on Wednesday it has resumed normal train operations into Waycross and Savannah, in Georgia, and limited service into Jacksonville, Florida, where it has also reopened intermodal facilities. The No. 3 U.S. railroad also said engineering crews worked through the night to restore service in Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama but that...

  • The No. 3 U.S. railroad said customers should still expect delays for traffic moving into and out of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina due to power outages linked to Hurricane Irma. CSX said it expects to resume rail service to Tampa on Wednesday night, while its route from Jacksonville to Orlando was still being evaluated with no timetable for...

  • Sept 12- Norfolk Southern Corp said on Tuesday some rail routes closed by Hurricane Irma were being restored to service as it was safe to do so, and has started to run trains accordingly. Norfolk Southern has opened origin facility gates for shipments destined to Charleston, South Carolina, though gates remained closed to traffic destined for Jacksonville,...

  • The No. 3 U.S. railroad, based in Jacksonville, Florida, has major rail yards in Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa, on the state's western Gulf Coast. CSX serves 12 ports, including Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Jacksonville, Miami, Palm Beach, and Panama City. For Georgia, CSX has major rail yards in Atlanta, coastal Savannah, and Waycross as part of its 2,700 miles of track.

  • Sept 7- A week before Hurricane Harvey walloped Houston, workers for Union Pacific Corp began moving rail cars out of the railroad's Englewood switching yard near downtown and brought in enough generators to fill 70 tractor trailers to keep signal systems running. The Englewood yard flood was part of widespread problems caused by catastrophic floods in...

  • Sept 7- CSX Corp, the No. 3 U.S. railroad, said all shipments scheduled into the greater Miami, Florida area on Thursday through the weekend will experience delays due to Hurricane Irma. CSX also said intermodal traffic destined to Florida East Coast Railway locations will be temporarily discontinued from 5 p.m. local time on Thursday until further notice.

  • Sept 7- A week before Hurricane Harvey walloped Houston, workers for Union Pacific Corp began moving rail cars out of the railroad's Englewood switching yard near downtown and brought in enough generators to fill 70 tractor trailers to keep signal systems running. Union Pacific's challenge is shared by other transport companies like FedEx Corp and Old...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 6- Mexican mining conglomerate Grupo Mexico has resumed plans to list its transportation division, including its Ferromex railroad operator, on Mexico's stock exchange, four sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. It planned to raise between 13.7 billion and 16.0 billion pesos. Grupo Mexico struck a $2.1 billion deal in March to...

  • Sept 6- CSX Corp cut its full-year 2017 earnings per share growth forecast on Wednesday and said its operating ratio, a closely watched performance metric, had worsened, in light of service problems this summer that sparked fierce customer blowback. Shares in the No. 3 U.S. railroad were up more than 3 percent in a sign investors had braced for worse news following...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 5- Disruptions and delays to U.S. wheat exports from Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey will persist for days more, trade experts said on Tuesday, after shipments were wiped out last week by flooded railroad tracks and closed ports. The storm came ashore on Aug. 25 and became the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than half a century, closing...