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eNews • June 1, 2012
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Did You Know?

The U.S. ranks 23rd on overall quality of infrastructure, behind countries such as Canada, France, Germany and Japan.  In 2000, the U.S. ranked 7th.  

Source: World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report

Grain Shippers Once Again Rate Union Pacific as Top-Performing Railroad

Grain Shippers Once Again Rate Union Pacific as Top-Performing Railroad

For the second year in a row, Union Pacific was selected as the top performing railroad by leading U.S. agricultural shippers in the third annual Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) Railroad Report Card.  BNSF Railway once again finished second.  CSX Transportation climbed to third place from its fifth place ranking in 2011.  Survey respondents once again ranked Canadian Pacific in last place.

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Tighter Vehicle Efficiency Rules Would Cut $57 Billion From HTF

Tighter Vehicle Efficiency Rules Would Cut $57 Billion From HTF

Proposed federal rules that would tighten fuel economy standards for cars, trucks and SUVs would strip the Highway Trust Fund of $57 billion, or 13 percent, by 2022, according to a recent Congressional Budget Office report.

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Motor Carriers Turn to Natural Gas as Fuel

Motor Carriers Turn to Natural Gas as Fuel

Motor carriers are adopting natural gas as one of the fuels of choice for their fleets because it makes financial sense, truck manufacturers told the recent Alternative Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach.

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CP’s Green, five directors step down from Board

CP’s Green, five directors step down from Board

In a sweeping move, Canadian Pacific early on May 17 announced not only the departure of President and CEO Fred Green—a move widely expected—but also the declaration of six existing directors not to stand for re-election. Green's departure was effective "immediately"; he also will not stand for re-election as a director. To read more, click here.

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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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