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2014 Media Kit


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Canada didn’t audit railway adequately before disaster

Reuters | August 19, 2014 | Intermodal

The Canadian government did not adequately audit the rail firm at the center of the Lac-Mégantic crude tanker disaster that last year killed 47 people, an independent federal agency said, as it called for tougher scrutiny of the rail industry. Read More »

Natural gas can keep those motors running

Reuters | August 19, 2014 | Intermodal

Cheap natural gas is starting to revolutionize traffic on U.S. roads, cutting bills for some of the country’s heaviest fuel users while reducing carbon emissions and other pollution. Read More »

Old Dominion launches next day service to Toronto

AJOT | August 19, 2014 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has expanded next day service to the Greater Toronto area. The new service is provided at no additional cost to customers with shipments traveling from Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Expedited services are also available to customers outside this region.  Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index increased 1.3% in July

PR Newswire | August 19, 2014 | Intermodal

ATA truck tonnage index increased 1.3% in July

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.3% in July, following a decrease of 0.8% the previous month. In July, the index equaled 130.2 (2000=100) versus 128.6 in June. The index is off just 0.6% from the all-time high in November 2013 (131.0).

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Permian light crude stranded as US oil exports begin to flow

Reuters | August 18, 2014 | Intermodal | International Trade

Washington's decision to allow exports of an ultra light crude offers a potential boon to U.S. producers that will bypass drillers in the Permian basin because the country's fastest growing shale play lacks pipelines or affordable trucking. Read More »

Globe Tracker International and Refrigerated Transport Electronics announce strategic partnership

AJOT | August 18, 2014 | Intermodal | International Trade

Globe Tracker International (GTI), a leader in global trade data sharing, autonomous asset tracking and monitoring and related data analytics, announced its partnership with Refrigerated Transport Electronics (RTE), a developer and manufacturer of innovative monitoring products for the intermodal refrigerated container industry. Read More »

Con-way Truckload rolls out enhanced driver pay package

AJOT | August 12, 2014 | Intermodal

Con-way Truckload, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. has announced the rollout of an enhanced driver compensation package that raises per-mile pay, increases layover pay and adds a new incentive which will reward drivers for both loyalty and helping achieve productivity goals. Read More »

Next energy revolution will be on roads and railroads

Reuters | August 12, 2014 | Intermodal

From modest beginnings in the Barnett shale beneath the city of Fort Worth, unnoticed by most energy analysts, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing spread across North America and transformed all aspects of the energy landscape in under 10 years. Read More »

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