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Top executives North Ameriaca's biggest railroads predict another strong peak season but are confident they're better equipped to handle it than they were a year ago.
In fall-peak planning strategies submitted to the Surface Transportation Board--the second year such plans were requested by STB Chairman Roger Nober --most railroads said they're ready for whatever comes their way in 2005.
"CSX is better positioned to achieve fall peak performance goals and meet customer expectations than it was at this time last year" said CSX Chairman, President and CEO Michael Ward, whose railroad has struggled over the last two years to provide adequate service.
A surge in imports, labor turmoil at Southern California ports and poor operations planning from the year previous …