General Q&A

Our industry experts answer your questions about rail trends, commodities, asset management, trade, and technology.
Richard Stroot
What regulatory issues will be front-and-center in 2021? (Richard Stroot)
Richard Stroot
With no face-to-face conferences this year, how are you connecting with others in the rail industry? (Richard Stroot)
Tony Hatch (4)
What is an example of a technology that rail professionals can adopt to help recapture growth? (Tony Hatch)
Mike Kershaw (1)
What is an example of a technology that rail professionals can adopt to help recapture growth? (Michael Kershaw)
Madison Railroad
What is an example of a technology that rail professionals can adopt to help recapture growth? (Adam Robillard)
Mike Kershaw (1)
With no face-to-face conferences this year, how are you connecting with others in the rail industry? (Michael Kershaw)
Jim Blaze Headshot (2)
With no face-to-face conferences this year, how are you connecting with others in the rail industry? (Jim Blaze)
Xavier Zermeno
In order of importance, what are the top 3 services you offer? Are there any services you don’t currently offer that you are looking to provide in 2021? (Xavier Zermeno)
Andrew Stahl Headshot
With no face-to-face conferences this year, how are you connecting with others in the rail industry? (Andrew Stahl)
20161212 Tonyhatch (Cropped)
With no face-to-face conferences this year, how are you connecting with others in the rail industry? (Tony Hatch)
New Mexico Transloading (Spacing)
With no face-to-face conferences this year, how are you connecting with others in the rail industry? (Brian Connell)
Richard Stroot
How do I know if I need a consultant? (Richard Stroot)
20161212 Tonyhatch (Cropped)
What is the response of the rail industry to ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance)? (Tony Hatch)
Jim Blaze
For rail yards and industrial tracks, what’s the most important track structure components — ON A BUDGET PLAN? (Jim Blaze)
Questions
As a shipper, my company is thinking about creating a smaller logistics group. What are the pros and cons of outsourcing some of the services we have traditionally done in-house? (Bill Kinzeler)
Anthony Menzies (Cropped)
What should shippers consider when storing cars that have hazmat products? (Anthony Menzies)
Anthony Menzies
I am new to shipping by rail. What are some advantages of shipping by rail that trucking doesn't offer? (Anthony Menzies)
Jim Blaze
I am new to shipping by rail. What are some advantages of shipping by rail that trucking doesn't offer? (Jim Blaze)
Richard Stroot
I am new to shipping by rail. What are some advantages of shipping by rail that trucking doesn't offer? (Richard Stroot)
Xavier Zermeno
What are the primary differences between USMCA and NAFTA and the impact on North American trade and rail traffic? (Xavier Zermeno)