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FreightCar America Form 8-K

On December 21, 2020, Christopher Eppel, Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary of FreightCar America, Inc., notified the Company of his resignation, effective January 31, 2021, in order to pursue new business opportunities. The Board of Directors wishes to thank him for his tremendous service to the Company and wish him the very best in his new endeavors.

CN, CP Exceed Grain Revenue Limits for 2019-2020 Crop Year

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) yesterday announced that the revenue earned by CN and Canadian Pacific from grain shipments were above their maximum entitlements for the 2019-2020 crop year. CN's grain revenue of CA$933,502,041 was CA$3,170,615 above its entitlement of CA$930,331426; and CP's grain revenue of CA$999,230,8080 was CA$2,170,010 above its entitlement of CA$997,060,798, CTA officials said in a press release.

AAR Week 51: Intermodal Continues to Deliver

Total U.S. weekly rail traffic of 520,305 carloads and intermodal units was up 2.5% compared with the same week last year. Total carloads were 230,838, down 5.8% compared with the same 2019 period, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 289,467 containers and trailers, up 10.3% compared with 2019.

U.S. Class I Workforce Contracted in November, STB Data Shows

U.S. Class Is as of mid-November employed 114,960 people, down 1.58% from October's level and down 13.71% from November 2019's count, according to Surface Transportation Board (STB) data. Year over year, all workforce categories registered employment decreases.

Tracking the Speed, Dwell and Cars of Class I Railroads

Understanding how a rail shipment moves through the tracks and hump yards across the country relies on a few key metrics. Three of the main key performance indicators that railroads use to communicate their performance are speed, dwell time and cars online, all of which can impact efficiency and service for a rail shipper.

Mexico to Use China-Built Light Rail Car for First Time

Mexico on Tuesday received the first wagon of its first China-built light rail car as part of an effort to upgrade the country's urban light rail transportation system. The first wagon was delivered to Monterrey, capital of north Mexico's Nuevo Leon state, and placed on the maintenance tracks with the help of specialized cranes, the local government said in a statement.

Oil Train Derailed Near Site of Earlier Terrorist Attempt, Officials Say

Federal and local authorities were investigating a fiery oil car train derailment north of Seattle near where two people were arrested last month and accused of attempting a terrorist attack on train tracks to disrupt plans for a natural gas pipeline. Seven train cars carrying crude oil derailed and five caught fire Tuesday, sending a large plume of black smoke into the sky close to the Canadian border.

These Are the 17 Worst Companies to Work for in America

Even if you wake up every morning dreading the start of your work day, you might still count yourself lucky that you don’t work for one of these employers. We’ve compiled a list of the worst-rated companies on Glassdoor, focusing on those with at least 10,000 employees and 1,000 reviews.
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