So rail is asking for re-regulation? Give me a break. When things get tough they simply want government relief.
This article authored by Jeff Berman is interesting, and even more so taken with others in the issue. Those talk about how the balance between long haul trucking and intermodal may be shifting. Trucking costs are going up, and folks are shifting to intermodal. This places a greater load on the rail network, and since rails don’t make the money on intermodal that they do on commodities, they are wary of making capital investments to speed up intermodal flows. Are higher regulated rates the answer? I doubt it.