Another U.S. Train Derailment Involving Crude Oil Transport with Far Broader Implications

Supply Chain Matters

This week’s West Virginia train derailment involving a CSX train hauling a 109-car oil tanker train of crude oil from the Bakken North Dakota fields has significant repercussions. This CSX train was enroute to an oil depot facility located in Yorktown Virginia. The train derailment that occurred near Mount Carbon West Virginia, a small town 33 miles southeast of that state’s capital of Charleston, caused fiery explosions that engulfed a reported 25 tank cars.

This Week in Logistics News (February 14 – February 20)

Logistics Viewpoints

In particular, there were two large and destructive oil train derailments, one in West Virginia and another in Ontario, Canada. Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported from the CSX derailment in West Virginia or the Canadian National accident […].

Another Tragic Air Cargo Plane Crash in the U.S.

Supply Chain Matters

Tragically, there has been another fatal air cargo accident in the United States as a twin-engine turbo prop aircraft, operated by a subcontracter to UPS crashed while landing at the Charleston West Virginia Airport. Transportation and Logistics independent blog featuring analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog

A New Red Wagon?

Supply Chain Shaman

I grew up in the mountains of West Virginia. In my youth, my mom would frequently exclaim, “Be careful where you hook your red wagon.” ” The mountain expression is a warning. My mom wanted me to make smart choices and be careful on placing my bets for the future.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price. This article will explore some alternative small parcel carriers that could be a substitute or additional option to UPS and Fedex.

Ohio 100

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

It is such a very different landscape than the green mountains of my farm in West Virginia or my city streets in Philadelphia. The deserts of the southwest sprawl below me as the plane ascends from San Diego.

This Week in Logistics News (February 16-20, 2015)

Talking Logistics

West Coast ports dispute ( Reuters ). Derailed CSX train in West Virginia hauled newer-model tank cars ( Reuters ). 3PL Mergers/Acquisitions This Week in News Amazon APL Logistics Ariba drones FAA Kintetsu World Express KWE SAP supply chain operating networks West Coast ports

Reflections on Hard Hats and Safety Shoes…

Supply Chain Shaman

I live in West Virginia. Manufacturing teams used to manage the supply chain group. Today, in most organizations, the supply chain team manages manufacturing. The irony is that fewer and fewer people within the supply chain team understand manufacturing. Unfortunately, few have worn hard hats, safety shoes and calibrated a machine to run within spec. I feel lucky that I have.

Q&A: “Made In USA” Documentary Filmmaker Stresses More Americans Gain Awareness of Manufacturing Ahead of UCan Zippers Visit


However, leading up to 2020 I will research and explore two positions granted I’m still living in West Virginia. As we know, over the last two decades, manufacturing has largely been pushed overseas.

3 Cheers for the Spring Freight Season!

DAT Solutions

Other TriHaul routes take you from Atlanta to Chicago via Iowa or West Virginia. Spring has sprung, bringing a long-awaited upward trend in freight volume.and RATES!! For all trailer types!!!

4 Key Takeaways from the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

Ryder Exchange

The wide spread success of natural gas fueling in California, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, West Virginia and Texas demonstrates how state-led strategies and coalitions work. Transportation as we know it is changing with unprecedented momentum.

Regional Parcel Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Lastly, US Cargo serves Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction to Regional Parcel Carriers. Although large carriers like UPS and FedEx are global and offer many options, regional parcel carriers occupy a significant niche in the industry. In addition to simplified services, the prices may be more advantageous for certain businesses. . Since these carriers are regional, they can provide shorter delivery times and offer more flexible delivery options.

Step Out of Line America: A Need for Action & Middle Class Paradigm Changes in the New American Economy


With that said, I’m prepared to jump out of line and make a move on the chess board in 2015 and decide whether I’ll make a run for Congress in the next election cycle in my home state of West Virginia. My option is the 2nd Congressional District of West Virginia.

Presidents’ Day 2018

Enterra Insights

In 1985, Florida Senator Paula Hawkins tore through the text in a record-setting 39 minutes, while in 1962, West Virginia Senator Jennings Randolph, savoring each word, consumed 68 minutes. Today Americans celebrate Presidents’ Day even though the official name of the holiday remains George Washington’s birthday. Although Washington’s Gregorian calendar birthday is 22 February, he was born on 11 February 1732 according to the Julian calendar in use at the time.

Made In USA Sweepstakes: Logistics Company & Documentary Filmmaker Join Forces to Spread Manufacturing Awareness


Josh Miller (JM): My name is Josh Miller, I'm 28 years old and currently reside in West Virginia. I currently work in records management for the West Virginia State Treasurer's Office. A couple of weeks ago we interviewed Josh Miller , who is the Creator/Producer of the Documentary Film " Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey " with the tagline and aspiration of "We'll restore The American Dream together!",

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016


Railroad News Clips: Norfolk Southern announced that it is consolidating two of its divisions (Virginia and Pocahontas) and shutting down portions of one secondary line (West Virginia Secondary) as part of the company’s ongoing drive to enhance operating efficiencies and support long term growth.

Barbie & Ken Trucking


” “He fought in WW II, the Korean War, Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan and a backyard in Wheeling, West Virginia. Barbie & Ken Trucking “Hi Ken” “Hi Barbie” “Good to see you Ken.” ” “Good to see you Barbie.”