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CSX Advances Efforts to Assess Operational Safety

Global Safety Consulting Firm DEKRA, Inc. to Perform Organizational Assessment


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – May 25, 2018 – CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) today announced it has selected DEKRA, Inc. to perform a comprehensive safety assessment. This assessment is a key component of CSX’s intensified focus on improving safety performance for its employees, customers and the communities in which it operates. 

“I believe, and have repeatedly stated, that safety is CSX’s top priority,” said James M. Foote, president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to this independent assessment where we will learn about areas of opportunity to further enhance our safety performance to be the best in the industry.”

DEKRA is a global leading, safety consulting firm that has provided assessment support to more than 2,600 organizations worldwide. It was chosen based on the firm’s overall methodology and broad experience in transportation and other industries, after an extensive evaluation of a dozen other leading safety consultants. DEKRA’s safety assessment of CSX will begin in June and is expected to be complete this fall. 

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 over 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 230 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 www.csx.com and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX).

Bryan Tucker, Corporate Communications