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The Importance of a Load Plan

The Importance of a Load Plan
The Shifting of Paper Rolls during Transit

Have you ever wondered how such large, heavy paper rolls can shift so much during transit? Throughout their journey from point A to point B by rail, constant forces are being applied to the paper rolls. As described in

Railcar Doorway Securement

Railcar Doorway Securement
Change to Rule 7 of AAR's Circular No. 42-K

At the beginning of the year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Damage Prevention & Freight Claim Committee made changes to Rule 7 in their Doorway Protection, Circular No. 42-K. Rule 7 of AAR’s

New Report! Railroad Employees’ Use of Personal Electronic Devices and Safety Implications [Research Study]

New Report! Railroad Employees’ Use of Personal Electronic Devices and Safety Implications [Research Study]

A recent report, published in June 2014 by the U.S. Department of Transportation, discusses the impact of distraction from personal (and company-issued) electronic devices (PED) on safety-critical railroad employees.

One Year Ago: The Lac-Mégantic Train Derailment

One Year Ago: The Lac-Mégantic Train Derailment

This July, we mark the passage of one year since the tragic train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec in Canada. On July 6th, a 74 car freight train carrying crude oil went off the tracks, leading to the explosion of

Complete Packaging Systems Volunteers at Camp for Children with Cancer

Complete Packaging Systems Volunteers at Camp for Children with Cancer

Here at Complete Packaging Systems, we firmly believe in giving back and doing our part for the community. That’s why on June 13th, we closed up shop and our entire staff spent the day volunteering at Camp

Announcement: Dunnage Bag AAR Compliance

Announcement: Dunnage Bag AAR Compliance

As we recently discussed in a previous blog post, making sure your dunnage bags are AAR compliant and up-to-date with their AAR safety verification is absolutely essential. Otherwise, you face significant risks to