Commtrex Member Articles

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Richard Kloster
What will the rail-car equipment market look like in 2021? (commentary by Richard Kloster)
Van Halen Contracts Article (2)
What Van Halen Can Teach You About Business Contracts
Michelle Malski (SPRING)
Victory with Veterans: Employer Actions Part 2 (Michele Malski)
Michelle Malski (SPRING)
Victory with Veterans: Employer Actions Part 1 (Michele Malski)
Michelle Malski (SPRING) Spacing
Rally for Rail (Michele Malski)
10.01.20
Here is a different twist to the question: Do you think the uptick in domestic intermodal volumes is here to stay? (Jim Blaze)
Jim Blaze
DOT’S National Freight Plan.
Jim Blaze Headshot (2)
Ouch. Storage now up to one-third range versus about 23% back in early March
Railway Supply Group (2)
ARCI 2020 1st Quarter Reporting Statistics - Railway Supply Institute
Jim Blaze
Jim Blaze: ALERT on Auto Sales — as freight. Bad news from one source.
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Jim Blaze: Susquehanna Group also follows the trucking market plus rail by using some FreightWaves SONAR data
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Jim Blaze: Good news for the commercial side of rail freight
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Jim Blaze: Commentary - Multiple contrasting intermodal market outlooks for 2020 (Part 3)
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Jim Blaze: Commentary - Multiple contrasting intermodal market outlooks for 2020 (Part 2)
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Jim Blaze: Commentary - Multiple contrasting intermodal market outlooks for 2020 (Part 1)
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Jim Blaze: The low near double-digit year over year rail freight malaise continues
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Jim Blaze: Unexpected news in the REF20 conference room on Monday will impact group thinking. How fast will the speakers adapt their pre-planned slide messages?
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Jim Blaze: Not a good sign for rail to steal truck volume — TEN YEAR LOW oil forecast
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Jim Blaze: Year 2020 Week 7 — The North American Rail freight recession continues into mid February
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Jim Blaze: Intermodal rail is often the second tier logistics play