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Rail Logistics – Getting Back to Business!

We’re seeing that shippers of all transportation modes (rail, truck, barge, etc.) dealing with COVID-19 aftermath are establishing their company’s logistics plan and taking a front seat at the table…
tealinc
December 7, 2021
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Shortlines – Worth a Second Look

When it comes to rail origins and destinations, railroad hauling service providers can be characterized in two basic classifications: 1) Class I railroads and 2) Shortline railroads. The Class I…
Darell Luther
November 10, 2021
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Onboarding – A Strategic Process

Written by Darell Luther & Shannon Rodgers Onboarding or bringing private railcars online should be a strategic process.  Private railcars can be acquired by purchasing or leasing used railcars or…
Darell Luther
September 24, 2021
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Railroading in Weather

The weather outside is frightful, let it… And the song goes on about snow, snow and more snow.  Back when I was a grain marketing rail rate maker on the…
Darell Luther
August 25, 2021
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Transportation Audits

Have you ever had a transportation audit?  Not unlike an IRS audit which is a hunt to find money and audit of your transportation network is also intended to find…
Darell Luther
August 11, 2021
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The Man in The Arena

This blog wanders a bit from our normal direct rail related path.  However, it is pertinent with the recent events that are occurring around the world and in particular in…
Darell Luther
August 3, 2021