Rail News


October 22 , 2021

Rail-Yard Congestion Holds Down Shipping Volumes

The Wall Street Journal 
October 21, 2021 (US)

CSX and Union Pacific say higher prices are helping revenue, but shortages of workers and equipment have them turning down business

The chief executives at CSX Corp. and Union Pacific Corp. say a lack of truck drivers, equipment and warehouse workers are causing congestion in their yards, forcing the railroad operators to turn down some business during a time of high demand for shipping companies.

The railroads are also facing issues within their own operations, from damaged bridges to difficulty hiring conductors, that they say are hampering them from transporting more goods.


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