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eNews • May 11, 2015
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The Interstate Commerce Commission was a U.S. government agency established to regulate railroads (and later trucking) for the purpose of promoting fair rates, eliminating rate discrimination, and ensuring common carrier obligations. The agency was abolished in 1995, and its remaining functions were transferred to the Surface Transportation Board.

STC analysis concludes with high grades for rail service

STC analysis concludes with high grades for rail service

The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) and the University of Minnesota have concluded the research project, "2014 Harvest: Attaching a Garden Hose to a Fire Hydrant." The following are highlights from the tenth and final survey period of March 27 - April 10.

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Trucking and Rail Industries Turn State Troopers Into Unwitting Lobbyists

Trucking and Rail Industries Turn State Troopers Into Unwitting Lobbyists

The trucking industry wants to be able to use bigger trucks. The rail industry says that would be unsafe, and costly to railroads.

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New TV Ad Highlights Importance of Inland Waterways to U.S. Agriculture

New TV Ad Highlights Importance of Inland Waterways to U.S. Agriculture

A new 30-second television commercial - produced by the Waterways Council - is running in the metropolitan Washington, DC area that underscores the vital nature of waterways transportation to the agriculture industry, and the importance of agriculture exports to the American economy.

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BNSF Retakes Share From Union Pacific After Buffett Rebuke byThomas Black

BNSF Retakes Share From Union Pacific After Buffett Rebuke byThomas Black

The market-share gains, led by agriculture products, helped Union Pacific post total carload growth of 6.7 percent in 2014.

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Panama Canal installs last lock gates

Panama Canal installs last lock gates

Report from bond rating agency Moody's predicts "minimal impact" to U.S. East Coast volumes when the expanded waterway opens next year.Click here to Read More
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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