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Where’s the Hype for Automated Trains? – Part 2: Unions & Human Judgement

In this final part, we look into the role unions and the need for human judgement play in keeping trains from being universally automated. In last week’s blog post, we asked why there’s little media excitement around automated trains. We’ll be answering that question today, but first, a quick recap. In the previous post, we …

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Where’s the Hype for Automated Trains? – Part 1: History & Background

Talk of automation is sweeping the transportation industry, but there’s barely a whisper when it comes to automated trains or self-driving trains. The conversation around automation and A.I is nothing new. Since 2010, it seems like every industry headline has to do with a newly tested application for these technologies. This isn’t surprising. The technology …

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Mexico’s Railroad Ride to Logistics Success

Last Friday, a new international rail bridge between the United States and Mexico was finally operational. The project took 15 years to complete, and had a price tag that ran over $120 million according to an article in the San Antonio Express news. This new international bridge, of a sort not built in over one …

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INFOGRAPHIC: 12 Reasons to Invest in Mexican Nearshoring

In recent years, the growing trend with many U.S. companies has been to relocate some or even all of their off-shore production back to North America. China no longer holds the sway that it used to, but countries such as Mexico are quickly becoming the much more attractive option. Here are 12 reasons why you …

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Is Canada’s Newly Proposed Rail Safety Laws Enough, Too Much, or Too Little?

On the 20th of February, Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt revealed The Safe and Accountable Rail Act which proposes amendments to the Canada Transportation Act and Railway Safety Act. The Act, which is a response to the Lac-Mégantic disaster in 2013, will make railways and crude oil shippers responsible for the cost of accidents said …

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North American Intermodal Companies had a Strong Year, but Some Threats Still Loom

Last week, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) reported in its most recent edition of the Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report, a strong full-year and fourth quarter 2014 performance for intermodal volumes despite harsh weather conditions, and continuing intermodal congestion. An article from Logistics Management by Jeff Berman on the report noted that: …

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Infographic: Top 10 Logistics and Supply Chain Facts of 2014

We hope everyone has had a great holiday and we would like to wish all of our readers a Happy New Year! To kick off the year, we have finished compiling our infographic on the top logistics and supply chain facts from the news that we’ve collected throughout last year. As there is a large …

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A Glance at Mexico and its Growing Intermodal Demand

Last week, the Association of American Railroads reported that Mexican intermodal volume reached a high that has not been seen in the last two years. More and more, Mexican shippers have been turning to rail in order to move their goods. In fact, Journal of Commerce claims that Mexico’s intermodal industry is seen as the …

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Infographic: The Benefits of Nearshoring – Part 2

This week we’re continuing our infographic series on The Benefits of Nearshoring. We’re focusing more on Mexico and how efforts in both infrastructure have affected how it has developed in recent times. We’ve also taken a look at how the auto industry is ripe for a nearshoring move for American companies. Mexico and Nearshoring Mexico …

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3 Stats Suggesting Mexico is a Prime Nearshoring Choice for North America

In the recent years, China and Mexico have been battling to be the prime hub spot for logistics operations in North America. While there are still advantages of offshoring to China, for example their already established work force and prime manufacturing facilities, when it comes down to it cost and time are the prime factors …

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