Rail Product News
Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

View Current Digital Issue »


Rail News Home Intermodal


Rail News: Intermodal

NS rolls out 48-foot trailer management program


Today, Norfolk Southern Railway is launching a Trailer Management Program (TMP) designed to increase trailer capacity for the fall peak.

In conjunction with GE Rail Services, the Class I will supply a fleet of NS-controlled 48-foot trailers — operating out of the railroad’s Chicago and Toledo, Ohio, terminals — for intermodal marketing company (IMC) customers.

TMP trailers will be available for outbound traffic from Chicago to Albany and Buffalo, N.Y.; Ayer, Mass.; Baltimore; Bethlehem, Morrisville, Rutherford and Taylor, Pa.; Croxton and Erail, N.J.; and Greensboro, N.C. Trailers also will be available for outbound traffic from Toledo to Ayer and Croxton.

IMC customers can reserve a TMP trailer from the available pool using NS’ online reservation system. The Class I will charge an empty return fee of $130 per trailer to cover the cost of returning equipment to Chicago or Toledo.