2017 Tealinc Newsletter

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December 2017 – U.S. Agriculture Exports Soar

      • Tealinc’s Holiday Wish List (Railcars to Buy, Lease and Sell!)
      • Market Indicators Lead to a Cautiously Positive 2018 Outlook- Finalize Your 2018 Goals
      • Mechanical Brief: Railcar Inspection Preparation
      • Fleet Management: Year End OT-5 Review
      • Intermodal Traffic Could Set a New Annual Record This Year
      • Federal Reserve Tops Investor’s Checklist for December

November 2017 – Lofty Lumber Prices Could Rise Even More After Canada Mill Fire

      • We’re Pleased to Offer Open Top Hoppers for 2017 or 2018
      • Converting Bulk Truckload Business to Rail Shipments
      • October 2017: Best Month for Intermodal Rail Traffic in History
      • Republican Tax Plans Gain Speed; Fitch Warns on Deficit
      • CN and NS Quicken The Manifest Pace

October 2017 – Oil Could Soon Overtake its 2017 Highs, Strategist Says

      • Tealinc Offers Use of Open Top Hopper Aggregate Railcars to Support Disaster Relief and Recovery
      • Challenges to Railcar Maintenance: Considering a Preventative Maintenance Program
      • U.S. Carloads Down 2.3 Percent September 2017 Compared to September 2016
      • Bond Yields Jump on Speculation About The Next Fed Chair
      • The Edge: Ghouls and Goblins are Just as Prevalent in The Rail Industry

September 2017 – Oil Weakens Due to Fears Irma Could Dent U.S. Demand

      • Tealinc Offers Disaster Recovery
      • Mechanical Brief with Steve: Dealing with Railcars Following Floods and Hurricanes
      • U.S. Carload Traffic Up 4.5% Compared to Same Period Last Year
      • Feds: Don’t Wait for Inflation to Rise Before Hiking Rates

August 2017 – U.S. Coal Exports Soar Due to Demand from Europe and Asia

      • Tealinc Announces Acquisition of Brand New Aggregate Cars
      • Mechanical Brief with Steve, “What the heck is Line-of-Road-Failure-No Cause Found?”
      • U.S. Carload Traffic Up 5.4% Compared to July 2016

July 2017 – Crushed Stone Shipments Decrease in 1Q2017

      • Mechanical Brief with Steve, “What ever happened to quality?”
      • U.S. railroad carloads up 4.4 percent June 2017 compared to June 2016
      • Fed Chair Yellen tells Congress to expect more interest rate hikes

June 2017 – Auto Industry May Face An Unprecedented Buyers Strike

      • Rail Industry Responds to Proposed Canadian Legislation
      • When It Comes to Providing Railcar Maintenance Solutions, Nothing Beats Face to Face Communication
      • May 2017 Carload Traffic Up 8.4 Percent
      • Fed Raises Key Rates Again Despite Growing Inflation Worries
      • The Rail Industry, as Measured on a Fundamental Railcar Load Basis, Has General Positive Message

May 2017 – High Import Tariffs on Canadian Lumber to U.S

      • Tealinc Scholarship Recipients Announced
      • Kristen Kempson & Heather Little Join Tealinc!
      • Coal, Grain and Aggregate Carload Traffic Up in April 2017
      • EMD SW Locomotives for Industrial Switching
      • Fed Holds, Says Growth Slowdown is ‘Transitory’

April 2017 – Wheat Outlook: U.S. Imports Lowered by 10 Million Bushels on Slow Pace of Canadian Shipments

      • New Report Confirms Freight Railroads Are Deeply Connected to International Trade
      • Railcar Lease Return Process
      • Fed Official: U.S. Economy Finally Back to Normal

March 2017 – Why Frac Sand Producers Are Optimistic About 2017

      • AAR Estimates Class I Railroads Will Spend $22 Billion on U.S. Capex and Maintenance in 2017
      • The Value of a Mechanical Railcar Inspection
      • Carload and Intermodal Volumes Posted Volume Gains in February 2017
      • Federal Reserve Raises Rates on Short-Term Interest Rate for Second Time in Three Months

February 2017 – Scrap Metal Prices On The Rise For The First Time In Five Years

      • Running Repair Agents Versus Class I Railroad Repair Crews. What You Need To Be Aware Of
      • January 2017 Carload Traffic Up, Nine Tracked Commodities Saw Increases
      • The Federal Reserve Isn’t Rocking The Boat Yet In The Trump Era

January 2017 – Aggregates Production Dips in Third Quarter; Higher for Year

      • CP: 2016 Customer Safety Winter Focus Letter
      • When it Comes to Rail, Experience is King. Learn from the Successes and Failures of Your Predecessors
      • Finally: Fed Raises Rates for First Time in 2016
      • Year End Recap and New Year Outlook with Darell Luther