US railroads and safety advocates are united in opposition to allowing the new, longer twin 33-foot trailers, while the trucking industry is split. Still, the players pushing for the change are large, well-financed, and politically savvy. The current truck driver shortage lends more credibility to their argument.
Short Lines and Regional Railroads
In-depth news coverage of the short line railroad shipping industry.
News & Analysis
13 Sep 2017
Primary rail providers have said they are metering cargo even for routes that are operating normally.
06 Sep 2017
Shortline, port operators are owned by the same investment group.
05 Sep 2017
Terms of the 50-50 joint venture were not disclosed.
28 Jul 2017
Port CEO Brandy Christian called the agreement a “win-win”.