2018 Tealinc Newsletter

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December 2018- US Ends Its Reliance on Foreign Oil For The First Time in 75 Years

      • Free 3 Months’ Rent On Our Steel Rapid Discharge Open Top Hoppers
      • Tealinc’s 2018 Holiday Equipment Wish List- help us get our wishes granted!
      • Tealinc’s 2019 Scholarship- Stay tuned for details!
      • Reflection on Another Year of Steady Growth
      • Not All Railcar Repair Shops Are Created Equal
      • November 2018 Carloads Experienced a Decline For the First Time in 9 Months
      • Fed’s Powell, in Apparent Dovish Shift, Says Rates Near Neutral

November 2018- Oil’s Bear Market Slide Extends to a Record 10 days

      • Tealinc Offers 3 Months Rent Free on Rapid Discharge Open Top Hoppers
      • Meet Tealinc’s New Hire: Dan Madden, Manager of Value Creation-Operations
      • The Intertwined Relationship of Trade, Tariffs and Transportation
      • Steve Christian, Long Time Contributor of Tealinc’s Mechanical Brief, Retires from Tealinc
      • October 2018 Carloads Up 1% Compared to October 2017
      • Federal Reserve’s New Vice Chairman Cautiously Backs Further Rate Increases
      • Union Pacific Announces Adjustments to Mileage Based Charges

October 2018- U.S. East Coast Refiners Case in By The Transload on Canadian Oil

      • Looking to Add Railcars or Downsize Your Fleet? Tealinc Buys, Sells & Leases Railcars!
      • Planning Ahead is Vital to Successfully Running an Effective Railroad
      • Implementation of Truck Geometry Detection (TGD)
      • September 2018 Carloads Up Compared to September 2017
      • The Federal Reserve Raised Interest Rates for The Third Time This Year
      • Norfolk Southern Announces Changes to Their Tariffs Effective January 1, 2019

September 2018- Wyoming Oil Basin Deals Rise as Companies Look Past the Permian

      • Tealinc is Growing – Senior Leadership Position Open!
      • Tealinc Buys, Sells & Leases Railcars (and provides consulting too!)
      • Meet Tealinc President Julie Mink at NEARS!
      • Developing Alternative Transportation Options
      • The Changing Roles of Railroads and Contract Shops
      • August 2018 Carloads up 3.8% Compared to August 2017
      • Fed’s Bullard Makes Case Again for Halting Interest Rate Rises

August 2018- Pulp Problems: Why Shoppers May Pay More for Tissues, Toilet Paper

      • Looking for Rail Equipment but not sure what equipment is right for you?
      • Julie Mink will Represent Tealinc at the September NEARS Meeting
      • Obtaining Railroad Access to Ship Product
      • Mechanical Brief: Reduce Track Hazards
      • July 2018 Carloads Up 3.5% Compared to July 2017
      • The Federal Reserve is Holding Interest Rates Steady, for Now
      • CN Publishes ‘Grain Plan’ for Next Crop Year

July 2018- Trade Tariffs Are Hammering Homebuilders With Higher Materials Prices

      • Tealinc Has Mill Gondolas and an SW1200 Locomotive Available
      • Tealinc Will Be Present at the MARS July 2018 Summer Meeting
      • Inclement Winter Weather Has Led to Ongoing Railroad Delays Throughout the Summer Months
      • Mechanical Brief: Industrial Railcar Switching and How NOT to Switch a Railcar
      • June 2018 U.S. Carloads Up Due to Healthy Economy
      • Fed Should Not Raise Interest Rates Just Because Second-Quarter GDP Growth May Surge: Bullard

June 2018- Hedge Funds Get Bearish On Oil, As Bets That Crude Prices Will Fall Hit Their Highest In 6 Months

      • June 2018 Equipment Offerings Include Mill Gondolas, Open Top Hoppers & Our SW1200 Locomotive!
      • Kristen Kempson to Represent Tealinc at the MARS Meeting In July
      • Understanding The Confusion of Railroad Service
      • Appendix H – Railroads Continuing Their Quest to Shed Railcar Repair Responsibilities and Personnel
      • U.S Carloads Up 3.2% in May 2018 Compared to May 2017
      • Federal Reserve Votes to Ease Rule Aimed at Preventing Big Banks From Making Risky Financial Bets

May 2018-Oil Soars as Trump Dumps Nuclear Deal, Dollar Dips

      • Open Top Hoppers Offered for Lease or Sale Under Bid
      • Tealinc 2018 Scholarship Recipients Announced
      • Trading Commodities = Trading Transportation
      • Truck Mounted Brakes: Wabcopac vs. Nycopac
      • U.S. Carloads up 3.3% in April 2018 Compared to April 2017
      • Fed’s Power: Rate Hikes Should Not Upend the Global Economy

April 2018-Grain and Soybean Prices Drop on US Tariff Concerns

      • Tealinc Has Open Top Hoppers and Mill Gondola Railcars Available!
      • Tealinc Will be Present at The Annual May 2018 NARS Conference in Chicago
      • Challenges of Rail Service
      • Mechanical Brief- The Value of Training
      • U.S. Carload Volumes Up in March 2018 Compared to March 2017
      • Powell: ‘Tariffs Can Push Up Prices’ But ‘Too Early to Say’ What Impact Will Be
      • House Passes Two Rail Data Security Bills

March 2018-IEA Sees U.S. Oil Output Surge Stealing OPEC Share In Next Five Years

      • Tealinc 2018 Scholarship Deadline is Quickly Approaching- March 30th, 2018!
      • Equipment Update – We Have Railcars Ready For Your Spring Time Shipping
      • March: “In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb”
      • Build Upon The Experiences of Those Who Came Before You; They Have Much to Teach!
      • U.S Carloads in February 2018 Had a Less Than 1% Decrease Compared to The Same Period Last Year
      • Federal Reserve is Looking Different Under Jerome Powell’s Leadership
      • NS Rolls Out a New Customer Online Portal To Improve The Overall Customer Experience

February 2018-Oil Hits One-Month Low After U.S. Data Showed A Build In Inventories And Record High Crude Production

      • Accepting Scholarship Applications Through March 30, 2018!
      • Equipment Update – We Have New Railcar Listings!
      • New Year Starting Off At A Rapid Pace
      • Technology Plays A Huge Role In Predicting And Detecting Mechanical Failure; However, Nothing Can Replace A Well-Trained And Experienced Rail Employee
      • U.S. Carloads Down 3.4 Percent Compared to January 2017
      • Janet Yellen’s Fed Era Ends With Unanimous Vote of No Rate Hike
      • Short-Line Tax Credit Extension Included in Budget Bill

January 2018 – Crude Oil Prices Could Pressure U.S. Natural Gas Prices In 2018

      • Tealinc Now Accepting 2018 Scholarship Applications!
      • Owning and Managing Railcars Can be an Overwhelming Process. Tealinc Can Help!
      • 2017 Was A Year of Mixed Reviews In The Rail Industry
      • Railcar Performance and Maintenance Needs Change Over Time – Are You Prepared?
      • 2017 “Rail Traffic Finished On A Positive Note” – AAR
      • Fed Raises Interest Rates, Keeps 2018 Policy Outlook Unchanged
      • CSXT Announces Policy Changes Starting January 1, 2018