Archive for September 8, 2017

AAR: Rail traffic up 4 percent over 2016 for first eight months of 2017

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, September 6, 2017) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 2, 2017, as well as volumes for August 2017, which was the best month in history for intermodal traffic. U.S. railroads originated 1,343,405 carloads in August 2017,…

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U.S. freight movers rethink how to guard against floods

(Source: Reuters, September 7, 2017) CHICAGO — 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. Full story: Reuters Friday, September 08, 2017

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BLET announces new benefits to help make sure members and families are protected

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 6 — BLET today announced the availability of three new, optional, member-owned benefits available to all active BLET members. These benefits include Universal Life Insurance with Long-Term Care (LTC) benefits underwritten by Trustmark Insurance Company as well as Group Accident Insurance and Group Critical Illness Insurance underwritten by Aflac. These new insurance…

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