Norfolk Southern Corp. has announced plans to cut 193 jobs by the end of the year at its Triple Crown Services subsidiary in Fort Wayne.
A notice the company filed with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development says railroad plans to eliminate the jobs at TCS's headquarters and at its terminal and maintenance center starting Nov. 17 and ending Dec. 31. The firings will reduce TCS's Indiana staff from 226 to 33 employees.
Triple Crown President Jim Newton said Friday that the company uses specialized equipment called the RoadRailer to ship freight for customers. The convertible containers can be used both as rail cars and semitrailers. He said Norfolk Southern officials decided it would be more efficient to move most shipments in conventional semitrailers riding stacked one or two high on top of flat railroad cars.
Norfolk Southern said it will continue to employ more than 2,000 workers in Indiana.