TITLE

Railroads Rebuilding Trust In Perishables Services

PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Food Logistics;Apr2007, Issue 94, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses improvements in the U.S. railroad industry in terms of moving perishables. According to Hubert K. O'Bannon, senior vice president for government affairs at the Association of American Railroads, western Class 1 railroads have invested over $480 million from 2002 to 2006 in a new state of the art equipment for perishables. New sets of equipment allow rail carriers to transport more goods in each rail car than in the average reefer container or refrigerated truck.
ACCESSION #
24872025

 

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