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CSX Honors SSC with Chemical Safety Excellence Award for 2017


CSX Recognizes 64 Customers with Chemical Safety Excellence Award

By GlobeNewswire,  May 29, 2018, 10:00:00 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) recently recognized 64 customers for their commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials with CSX’s annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award.

“Safety is CSX’s top priority, and customers play a critical role in the safe shipment of freight on our rail network,” said Michael Rutherford, vice president of merchandise for CSX. “To reach our goal of being the best railroad in North America, we must continue focusing on safety every day, and we are proud to serve customers who share our commitment to operating safely.”

Every year, CSX recognizes customers who safely ship more than 600 carloads of hazardous materials during the year. This tradition, now in its 24th year, honors customers committed to safe procedures, such as securing valves and closures properly, and safe loading.

“Like CSX, this year’s Chemical Safety Excellence Award winners understand that operating safely is a never-ending pursuit that requires constant vigilance and dedication to best practices,” said Bryan Rhode, vice president of public safety, health and environment for CSX. “Together with our customers, CSX is working to ensure that freight rail remains one of the safest surface-transportation solutions for businesses.”

About CSX

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For nearly 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation’s economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population resides.  It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at Like us on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter (