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  • 2015 trucking costs up, intermodal prices may decline Jun 01, 2015

    U.S. truckload costs are expected to continue to rise this year following record highs in late 2014, although declines are anticipated for domestic intermodal rail prices, according to Cass Information Systems Inc. and Avondale Partners LLC.

  • Automotive demand continues to fuel metals sector Jun 01, 2015

    With the year nearly halfway done, it is once again clear that the automotive market is the gem of the fleet, at least as far as steel and aluminum demand are concerned.

  • Investments in rail network, truck drivers deemed vital Jun 01, 2015

    If the railroads segment spends what it has estimated for 2015 to build, maintain and grow the rail network, it would set an annual investment record. Expected expenditures would include new equipment, locomotives, installation of new track and bridges, as well as the raising of new tunnels, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said, without specifying spending totals for 2014.

  • Sixth year for steel excellence awards the biggest yet Jun 01, 2015

    Ever since 2010, AMM has asked the same questions around this time of year: What constitutes high achievement in the steel industry? What is it exactly that makes a steel organization or an executive excellent? What does it take to be the best and the best-tempered in the competitive and venerable steel world?

  • Steel Strategies XXX should be interesting, educational Jun 01, 2015

    With all eyes focused on the steel industry meeting, Steel Success Strategies (SSS) XXX, scheduled for June 8–10 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in New York City, I might be forgiven for reminiscing a bit. This meeting is now the premier steel industry event, but that was not always the case. Back in antiquity, the American Iron & Steel Institute annual meeting held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York was the dominant steel industry meeting.

  • Transportation concerns still add to metals concerns Jun 01, 2015

    Problems with truck and rail costs and capacity are among the most troubling hurdles to supply chains this year, according to industry associations and steel market participants.

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