3 Ways Congress Can Support the Continued Success of Short Line Railroads
May 17, 2022
On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), or as it's more commonly known, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. While this funding is much needed and certainly a great start, smaller short line companies—Seminole Gulf Railway included—would still like to see more from the Federal Government.
Understanding the 3 Systems That Make Up the National Rail Network
May 11, 2022
The National Rail Network is a vital part of the United States transportation system, helping to move billions of people and goods across the country each year. This network is made up of three separate systems: commuter rail, intercity passenger rail, and freight rail.
Rail Safety: 6 Reasons Trains Are One of the Safest Forms of Transportation
April 21, 2022
When rail accidents do occur, they tend to make national news, and a lot of that has to do with the fact that they're so rare! So the next time you're considering your travel or freight shipping options, keep in mind that trains are an incredibly safe and reliable way to get from point A to point B.
What to Look For in a Rail Shipping Partner
April 12, 2022
Are you looking for the right supply chain logistics partner for your business? No matter the scale of your operation, choosing the best freight shipping provider is one of the most crucial decisions you will make—so it’s incredibly important to do your research and make the right call.
5 Reasons to Choose Southwest Florida for Your Next Industrial Facility
April 5, 2022
Are you planning your next production, assembly, or distribution facility? You’d be remiss if you didn’t consider the Sunshine State. You already know it offers good schools, great weather, and incredible quality of life, but did you know there are many other factors that can benefit your business?
A Brief History of Short Line Railroads in America
April 1, 2022
Did you know that short line railroads make up over half of the railroads operating in the United States? These smaller railroads play a big role in moving freight and passengers around the country. Keep reading to learn more about their fascinating history.
The 3 Biggest Economic Impacts of Freight Rail Shipping
March 3, 2022
Most people have no idea just how important freight railroads are to the U.S. economy. Each year, these railroads fuel billions of dollars of activity, contributing significantly to tax revenues, job creation, and the production of goods and services.
Railway Jobs: 5 Reasons to Choose a Career in Rail Freight
February 18, 2022
Every day, millions of people around the world are searching for a new career—are you one of them? Whether you’re fresh out of school or simply looking for a new challenge, the rail freight industry offers some of the most rewarding job opportunities you will find.
7 Rail Freight Statistics Every Shipper Needs to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]
January 26, 2022
If you’ve ever seen a freight train operating up close, you’re well aware of how impressive they can be. But after reading the seven rail freight statistics below, you might gain a whole new appreciation for America’s largest, safest, and most environmentally-friendly freight shipping sector.
What Kind of Freight Can You Ship by Rail?
November 10, 2021
When it comes to shipping by rail, you can move pretty much any kind of freight. In fact, look at the items around you. Since trains haul over 16 percent of all freight, thereâ€™s a very good chance that several of them spent at least some time aboard Americaâ€™s railways. With that said, there are some types of cargo that are far more commonly seen in a rail car than others, so letâ€™s explore what those are and why.