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Innovating and Overcoming Challenges: The Future of Freight Railroad Safety

This is the third blog from our series on freight railroad transportation safety in the U.S. Today, we discuss two critical aspects of railroad safety: the innovative technologies driving safety forward and the ongoing challenges and developments shaping the future of this sector.

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Safety Regulations for Railroads: The Role of the FRA and Other Agencies

In our new post, we introduce the role of various agencies, led by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), to ensure the safety of railroads across the U.S.

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An Introduction to Railroad Transportation Safety in the US

Railroad safety is crucial for the well-being of railroads, shippers, and the communities they connect. In this blog, we'll explore the factors contributing to safety, including training, regulation, and technology. Join us as we delve into the intricacies of railroad safety and its impact on the transportation industry.

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Tratics and Kontango Announce Strategic Partnership to Enhance Commodities Supply Chain

Tratics LLC (“Tratics”), a leader in rail pricing transparency software for North American rail shippers, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Kontango, Inc. (“Kontango”), a pioneer in optimizing supply chains in chemicals and other underserved commodity markets.

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The Future of Rail Freight in North America: Embracing Innovation and Sustainability (Part 4 of 4)

The rail freight industry in North America is undergoing a significant transformation, fueled by advancements in technology, shifting market dynamics, and a growing emphasis on environmental sustainability. In this blog post, we will delve into the key trends shaping the future of rail freight and explore how digitalization, intermodal integration, sustainable practices, infrastructure investment, and collaboration are driving this evolution.

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Innovations in Sustainability by Railroads in North America (Part 3 of 4)

Environmental sustainability has become a top priority for our society. As the demand for sustainable transportation continues to grow, railroads are actively seeking innovative solutions to continue to reduce their environmental impact. In this blog, we will explore the latest advancements and initiatives that contribute to the sustainability of shipping freight by rail.

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Rail Freight Technology Advancements in North America (Part 2 of 4)

The rail freight industry in North America continues to develop new technologies to enhance efficiency, safety, and sustainability. In this article, we'll explore some of the latest innovations and technologies in rail freight operations.

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The Role of Freight Railroads in North America's Supply Chain (Part 1 of 4)

Freight railroads stand as a crucial component of the supply chain in North America. They enable the efficient movement of large quantities of goods over long distances. This article aims to delve into the significance of rail freight and its impact on various industries and the overall economy.

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Rail price visibility helps shippers save money

Rail shippers often lack price visibility due to various railroad systems and pricing methodologies. To address this, shippers can use software tools like Tratics, a rate management platform that integrates all carrier rates, enabling quick comparisons and optimal decision-making. This results in enhanced competitiveness and informed shipping decisions.

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Nearshoring: The Slow but Major Tectonic Shift and its Impact on Rail Shippers

Read along as we explore the impact of the growing nearshoring trend on North American rail logistics and the broader transportation sector. The article highlights the opportunities and challenges it presents for rail shippers and railroads, especially as demand for cost-effective, long-haul transportation increases.

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