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Ohio Derailment Highlights Gap in Rail Safety Regulations

The company wanted to “use your community’s safety as their bargaining chip to further pursue their record profits,” the official, Jonathon Long, wrote. He is the general chairman of the […]




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Norfolk Southern’s Profits and Accident Rates Rose Before Ohio Derailment

Last month, as Norfolk Southern, one of the largest railroads in North America, reported record operating profits, Alan H. Shaw, its chief executive, told shareholders that the company’s service was […]




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The Last Boeing 747 Leaves the Factory

More than two dozen airlines were already committed to buying the 747 when it was first shown to the public. In 1970, the 747 took its maiden commercial flight, ferrying […]




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How a Texas Border City Is Shaping the Future of Global Trade

The teeming warehouses carved into the desert surrounding Laredo, Texas, attest to an explosion of trade between the United States and Mexico.On a recent morning, 55-gallon drums full of chemicals […]




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Some Rail Workers, Seeking Sick Days, Say Biden Betrayed Them

As the legislative representative for his local union, Gabe Christenson, a longtime freight railroad conductor, worked hard to help elect Joe Biden president in 2020. “I have shirts from me […]




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Key Freight Rail Union Rejects Deal, Increasing Strike Risk

Members of a union that primarily represents freight rail conductors have narrowly voted down a tentative labor contract, their union said Monday.If the two sides cannot reach another tentative agreement […]




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What One Importer’s Legal Fight Says About the Power of Cargo Giants

Hamburg Süd would be paid about $1,800 to ship each 40-foot container, which held most of the furniture and household goods that OJ Commerce would sell under its own brands. […]




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For Rail Workers, Anger Persists Over Sick Leave

A tentative new contract brokered by the White House offered employees one day off, leaving some dissatisfied and raising the risk of another impasse. Read More




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Railroads’ Strategy Thrilled Wall Street, but Not Customers and Workers

America’s first commercial railroads were built almost two centuries ago. Freight rail has been a symbol of the nation’s economic might and ingenuity ever since.In recent years, some of the […]