Sharp rise in carriers with 20-50 trucks utilizing in-cab satellite TV systems to attract drivers

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

May 14, 2015 – EpicVue, providers of premium in-cab satellite TV packaged exclusively for the trucking industry, today announced that a growing number of carriers with 20 to 50 trucks are using EpicVue as a key part of their driver recruitment and retention capability. Read More »

Business leaders to brief Administration on transportation infrastructure

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

With deadlines quickly approaching for Congress to fund and authorize federal spending for transportation infrastructure, business leaders from around the country will brief senior Administration officials at two Business Forward programs on Thursday, May 14. Read More »

Old Dominion opens expanded Portland service center

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Expansion necessitated by significant increase in shipments over seven-year period Read More »

ARTBA TV & print ad campaigns continue to apply pressure for Highway Trust Fund solution

AJOT | May 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is turning up the heat on Congress this week with the launch of television, print and radio ads about the critical need to find a permanent solution for the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF). Read More »

Engineer braked just seconds before fatal Amtrak derailment

Reuters | May 13, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia killing seven applied emergency brakes just moments before the fatal accident, a U.S. transportation safety investigator said on Wednesday. Read More »

No ‘significant delays’ in CSX rail operations through Philadelphia

Reuters | May 13, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

USA-TRAIN/DERAILMENT-CSX (URGENT):No 'significant delays' in CSX rail operations through Philadelphia Read More »

Motor Carriers of Montana Pledges $10,000 to Trucking Moves America Forward

PR Newswire | May 13, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Trucking Moves America Forward announced today that the Motor Carriers of Montana has made a $10,000 financial contribution to the movement over the next year. Read More »

Enterprise Truck Rental Opens in Puerto Rico

PR Newswire | May 13, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Enterprise Truck Rental, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has opened its first location in Puerto Rico. Read More »

Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia, killing at least five

Reuters | May 13, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

An Amtrak passenger train with more than 200 passengers on board derailed in north Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least five people and injuring more than 50 others, several of them critically, authorities said. Read More »

UT Report Provides Solutions to Truck Driver Shortage, Identifies Broader Supply Chain Talent Crunch

AJOT | May 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Recent estimates of a shortage of 300,000 truck drivers have drawn attention from media across the nation, but a report from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's, Haslam College of Business reveals an even broader crisis in supply chain talent. Read More »

ATA Calls on Congress to Pass Short-Term Highway Patch

PR Newswire | May 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Today, leaders from American Trucking Associations called on Congress to quickly pass a short extension of the federal highway program while continuing to focus on a long-term bill. Read More »

Turkish Airlines Takes Delivery of 125th Boeing Airplane

PR Newswire | May 12, 2015 | Air Cargo | Intermodal

Boeing and Turkish Airlines celebrated a milestone with the delivery of the airline's 125(th) airplane purchased from Boeing - a Next-Generation 737-900ER - and one of 12 airplanes the Turkish flag-carrier will take delivery of this year. Read More »

Indian rail projects outweigh rivalry before Modi visit to China

Reuters | May 11, 2015 | Intermodal

Beijing has been pushing India to accelerate work on a multi-billion dollar rail link from New Delhi to Chennai ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China this week, as the Asian giants put economic ties before regional rivalries. Read More »

GE would offer concessions to win EU approval of Alstom deal

Reuters | May 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

General Electric Co said on Monday for the first time it would be willing to consider concessions in order to win European approval to acquire the power equipment unit of France’s Alstom. Read More »

OCI Partners LP Announces Implementation of a State-of-the-Art Ammonia Truck Loading Facility

PR Newswire | May 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

OCI Partners LP, a Delaware limited partnership, announced today that it has implemented a state-of-the-art ammonia truck loading facility on-site at its wholly owned subsidiary OCI Beaumont LLC Read More »

Volkswagen to break up MAN

Reuters | May 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Volkswagen Group will break up MAN and transfer its truck and bus businesses, as well as MAN Latin America, into VW’s new Truck & Bus Holding GmbH, German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said. Read More »

I.D. SYSTEMS wins contract for 400 dry van trailer tracking systems from Roly’s Trucking

AJOT | May 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The Asset Intelligence subsidiary of I.D. Systems, Inc. has executed a contract with Roly's Trucking, Inc., a California-based transportation company, to deploy its VeriWise™ Dry Van cellular system for tracking and managing trailers and cargo. Read More »

Cummins announces new environmental sustainability goals

AJOT | May 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) today announced two new environmental sustainability goals, for its products in-use and the logistics of the Company's managed freight. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines opens new service center in Lubbock

AJOT | May 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Additional Capacity Enhances Service throughout Northeastern Texas Read More »

Hearing to focus on deregulation of the U.S. Rail Industry

AJOT | May 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, chaired by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), will hold a hearing next week on the state of rail transportation and the U.S. freight rail industry 35 years after deregulation under the Staggers Rail Act. Read More »