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5/22/2008    Automotive Service

Rail News: Mechanical

NS launches Uni-Level network with TTX-supplied cars

Last week, Norfolk Southern Corp. placed in service the first batch of 55 Uni-Level rail cars supplied by TTX Co. The Class I loaded the first 13 cars received from TTX, launching its Uni-Level vehicle-carrying service network.

The enclosed Uni-Level cars can accommodate large motorized vehicles, including Class 5-8 trucks and recreational vehicles, and are designed to prevent vehicle damage during transport. Prototypes of the car have been tested successfully during the past three years, TTX said.

NS' automotive group and Modalgistics Supply Chain Services will provide dock-to-dock shipment management services to Uni-Level network users. The network initially will focus on NS' local lanes, but later will be expanded to the West Coast, and into Mexico and Canada.

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