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eNews • February 12, 2015
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STC analysis monitors rail performance for 2014 harvest

STC analysis monitors rail performance for 2014 harvest

The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) is working with the University of Minnesota on a research project, “2014 Harvest: Attaching a Garden Hose to a Fire Hydrant."

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ILWU chassis agreement could spark legal challenge from truckers

ILWU chassis agreement could spark legal challenge from truckers

Harbor truckers in Los Angeles-Long Beach are preparing to legally challenge the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and marine terminal operators as soon as union mechanics attempt to detain trucker-owned or leased chassis at the ports under a reported agreement the ILWU reached with employers last week in coastwide contract negotiations.

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AAR: U.S. roads to spend $29 billion on capex, hire 15,000 in 2015

AAR: U.S. roads to spend $29 billion on capex, hire 15,000 in 2015

U.S. freight railroads plan to spend an estimated $29 billion on their networks and hire about 15,000 people in 2015, according to the Association of American Railroads' (AAR) "2015 Outlook Report" released yesterday.

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Regional Governors Testify On Transportation Issues

Regional Governors Testify On Transportation Issues

Among the key bills the new Congress will consider is transportation and infrastructure funding. It will also review the Highway Trust Fund, due to become insolvent at the end of May. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin was among governors testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today about state-level transportation funding concerns.

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Freight car backlog grows 75%

Freight car backlog grows 75%

The backlog of freight cars grew by about 75% in 2014, according to fourth-quarter reporting statistics compiled by the Railway Supply Institute American Railway Car Institute (ARCI) Committee. As of Dec. 31, 2014, the backlog stood at 142,837 units, compared to 81,927 units at the end of 2014’s first quarter.

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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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