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eNews • December 2, 2011
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

In the U.S., trucks are classified into eight categories based on their weight. Class 1 trucks, the lightest category, have gross vehicle weight ranges from 0 to 6,000 lbs. Examples of Class 1 trucks are the Ford Ranger and Dodge Dakota. Class 8 trucks, the heaviest category, have gross vehicle weights above 33,000 lbs. All tractor trailer trucks are included in this category. Click the Mulberry Handbags,or Mulberry Daria.

 

Railroads Say Weak Exports Hurting Grain Shipments

Railroads Say Weak Exports Hurting Grain Shipments

Grain transport on U.S. railroads fell 18.3 percent year-over-year in the past week, extending a steep slide in shipping from farms that the Association of American Railroads (AAR) says is the result of weaker exports.

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Two more tentative agreements, one 'cooling-off' period extension thwart national rail strike, NCCC says

Two more tentative agreements, one 'cooling-off' period extension thwart national rail strike, NCCC says

The National Carriers’ Conference Committee announced it reached tentative labor agreements with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the American Train Dispatchers Association and reached a separate agreement with the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division to extend the “cooling off” period from Dec. 6 until Feb. 8, 2012.

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South Carolina Reverses Path on Savannah Port Project

South Carolina Reverses Path on Savannah Port Project

The Georgia Ports Authority’s long-pursued plan to deepen the Savannah River cleared a major hurdle on November 10 after a South Carolina environmental board unanimously reversed its ruling to block the project.

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Port of Oakland girds for blockade

Port of Oakland girds for blockade

The Port of Oakland is girding for another blockade on Dec. 12, six weeks after a Nov. 2 general strike coordinated by Occupy Oakland shut down the port overnight. This time, the planned Dec. 12 economic action is expected to affect all West Coast ports.

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The Soy Transportation Coalition is comprised of thirteen state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board. The National Grain and Feed Association and the National Oilseed Processors Association serve as ex-officio members of the organization.

Soy Transportation Coalition
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Phone: (515) 727-0665 Fax (515) 251-8657
Email msteenhoek@soytransportation.org
Web www.soytransportation.org

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