Intermodal

CN locomotive engineers and conductors on Northern Quebec Internal Short Line ratify new agreement

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN announced that locomotive engineers and conductors working on the company's Northern Quebec Internal Short line have ratified a new collective agreement. Read More »

CN Rail union warns against government interference, poised to strike

Reuters | February 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Unifor, a union that represents 4,800 mechanical, clerical and intermodal staff at Canadian National Railway Co, said on Thursday it would not accept government interference in its contract talks with the country's No. 1 railroad operator. Read More »

CN Rail warns shippers of delays as derailment cleared

Reuters | February 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co said its shipping customers should expect delays as traffic on its mainline returns to normal after a weekend derailment of a train carrying crude oil. Read More »

Tomlinson named TMC General Chairman

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Kevin Tomlinson, director of maintenance, South Shore Transportation, has been elected 2015-2016 general chairman and treasurer of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council during TMC’s 2015 Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Read More »

Results of recent Fleet Advantage industry survey reveal apparent contradiction

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management recently conducted an online survey designed to take the pulse of Class 8 truck fleet managers on topics ranging from fuel economy trends to equipment acquisition and disposition, driver retention, maintenance and repair practices and more.
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Union Pacific Railroad Most Admired in Industry

PR Newswire | February 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortune named Union Pacific Railroad the most admired among trucking, transportation and logistics companies for the fifth consecutive year, marking the twelfth time in 16 years the company has been named No. 1. The magazine's annual World's Most Admired list is published in the March 1 edition, available on newsstands Feb. 23.

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CN locomotive engineers and conductors ratify new collective agreement

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN announced Wednesday that locomotive engineers and conductors working on the company's Northern Quebec Internal Short line have ratified a new collective agreement. The employees are represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) union. Read More »

CN Rail still cleaning up Northern Ontario derailment

Reuters | February 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co is still cleaning up spilled oil and removing damaged rail cars after a weekend derailment on its line at a remote site about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Timmins, Ontario. Read More »

Tiger Cool Express signs major order for refrigerated containers

AJOT | February 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Tiger Cool Express LLC, an innovative and cost effective temperature-controlled intermodal transporter of produce and food products, announced a signed purchase and sales agreement to acquire 200 53 ft. refrigerated, insulated rail containers from Quingdao CIMC Special Reefer Co. Ltd., based in Quingdao, China. Read More »

Oil train accident brings calls for tougher US safety rules

Reuters | February 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A fiery oil train derailment in West Virginia this week exposes lax safety standards and strengthens the case for tougher U.S. rules governing such shipments, safety advocates said. Read More »

CN not prepared to accept Unifor demand

AJOT | February 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN said the Unifor union in Canada continues to reject a fair company offer to reach a new collective agreement in line with settlements it has negotiated with three other unions. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines promotes Smith to service center manager in Shreveport

AJOT | February 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced that Jacob Smith has been promoted to service center manager in Shreveport, Louisiana. Read More »

TMC honors industry leaders

PR Newswire | February 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council honored several members with a variety of awards for their important service to the council and the industry. Read More »

UNIT45 and Globe Tracker Partner on Smart Refrigerated Container Offering

AJOT | February 18, 2015 | Intermodal

Intermodal 45-foot Container manufacturing pioneer UNIT45 has partnered with Globe Tracker International, a leader in global supply chain visibility, to offer the first commercial Smart Refrigerated container. Read More »

FMCSA orders shut-down of Colorado Trucking Company

PR Newswire | February 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared an Aurora, Colorado-based trucking company, Sorbon Transport, Inc., USDOT No. 2536669, to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered that it immediately shut down. A recent federal investigation revealed numerous widespread violations of critical safety regulations.

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US oil trains are taking high-stakes risks with lives

Reuters | February 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Five hundred and ninety one days have passed since a train carrying crude oil derailed and incinerated the town of Lac Megantic in Quebec. Read More »

CN Rail says Ontario derailment site to be clear Tuesday night

Reuters | February 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co said on Tuesday it has nearly completed repairs on a stretch of its mainline track in northern Ontario after a crude train derailed on the weekend, spilling oil and causing several of the cars to burn. Read More »

Derailed CSX train in West Virginia hauled newer-model tank cars

Reuters | February 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

An oil train was still on fire and leaking in West Virginia on Tuesday, a day after it derailed and erupted in flames, according to CSX Corp, which said the train was hauling newer model tank cars, not the older versions widely criticized as prone to puncture. Read More »

CP Rail strike ends as two sides agree to arbitration

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada union have agreed to seek mediated arbitration, ending a one-day strike at the country’s No. 2 railway, Canada’s labor minister said on Monday. Read More »

Mexico train, bus crash kills at least 16

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

At least 16 were killed and 30 injured in a collision between a freight train and a bus on a highway in the north of Mexico on Friday evening, an emergency official said. Read More »