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CSX, one of the nation’s largest rail freight haulers, is turning away freight from customers and ceding this cargo business to truckers because the railroad is having trouble filling out its workforce.

CSX CEO Jim Foote told a conference sponsored this month by AllianceBernstein Holdings that CSX needs to add 300 workers—in jobs that pay an average of $130,000 a year including benefits—to its current workforce of 6,700 in order to work at full capacity, Bloomberg reported.

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