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Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Tue Jan 6, 2015 01:11 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Freight customers are giving railroads better ratings on service, compared to a year ago, and observers report a slight decrease in oil cars spotted in the northern corridor.

In the Soy Transportation Coalition's third bi-weekly rail service survey, 78% of respondents said cycle times for railroads are faster than they were a year ago, according to USDA's weekly Grain Transportation Report. In comparison, the first survey showed 67% and the second survey showed 70%.

Although fewer rail customers reported past due orders, USDA said the survey showed "the average number of days past due for those that ...

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