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Rail Gate Closures Disrupt Intermodal Service

The rail network continues to work through ongoing ramp congestion, labor challenges and car imbalances. Effective immediately, NS has implemented gate closures from its Chicago/47th Street ramp to Mechanicville/Albany, NY and Ayer, MA. These gate closures will impact all shipments originating or connecting in Chicago, destined for Mechanicville/Albany, NY and Ayer, MA. Below is a summary of current rail gate restrictions and closures impacting J.B. Hunt and its customers.

Current gate closures — All traffic will be impacted in these lanes:

  • Chicago/47th Street, IL to Mechanicville/Albany, NY
  • Chicago/47th Street, IL to Ayer, MA

Customers can help improve network fluidity by accepting deliveries within 24 hours of deramp and unloading dropped containers within 24 hours of arrival. With a vast network of service offerings, J.B. Hunt can provide highway solutions to mitigate these intermodal disruptions. A representative will communicate load specific delays, along with alternative routing options.

J.B. Hunt will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. Customer service is extremely important to J.B. Hunt, and we apologize for the inconvenience these service interruptions have caused.