Photo: Norfolk Southern

Photo: Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern Corp is restructuring its Triple Crown Services subsidiary to focus on the transportation of automobile parts, the company has announced.

The railroad will work with shippers and logistics partners to convert other business handled by Triple Crown Services into Norfolk Southern’s current intermodal network.

TCS specializes in the use or RoadRailer equipment to transport automobile parts. Service will continue for automobile parts between Detroit and Kansas City for the foreseeable future, but will transition to containers in other Norfolk Southern lanes.

"This change is a natural evolution in the business," said Alan H. Shaw, NS executive vice president and chief marketing officer. "We want to retain the best of TCS in specific markets, with efficient door-to-door logistics and award-winning customer service."

Norfolk Southern expects to downsize TCS’s workforce of about 240 employees by 200 by the end of the year. The affected employees will be eligible for severance pay, job placement assistance and opportunities to apply for positions at Norfolk.

"We are proud of the accomplishments of Triple Crown and the service we have provided to our customers, and we are confident that TCS and Norfolk Southern will continue to provide the level of service our customers expect,” said James Newton, TCS president.