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2018-10-08 22:04:03.422031+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Wonder why PTC (Positive Train Control) has taken so long to implement? Well, apparently it's not just that they're not trying to solve the safety problem, they're trying to solve the scheduling one, it's also that they have no idea what business they were in, and only recently talked to customers to find out what the customers actually wanted.

Canadian Pacific invents a better mousetrap to smooth intermodal volume.

“We were surprised. Two-thirds of all the traffic we delivered in western Canada on any particular day didn’t need to be there that day. Didn’t need to be there the next day. Or the day after. We were hurrying up to wait,” Wahba said during CP’s Oct. 4 investor day.

So CP came up with a concept called the requested arrival date. The shipper would tell CP when its container needed to arrive, and CP would manage when the box moves to ensure on-time delivery.

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