The rail industry could alleviate some of its logistics problems and appease at least one important customer by getting rid of an unneeded routing process, a General Motors Corp. executive says. “As it is now, rail car movements and locations are forwarded to a centralized information system managed by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). AAR then distributes the data throughout the Internet. As a shipper and receiver, GM needs that middle step eliminated so that railroads can ...

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