International Truck Introduces More Powerful Electronics and Enhanced Diamond Logic Features

AJOT | March 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The new body control module, designed in line with Society of Automotive Engineer (SAE) 500k baud standards, will expand customer and truck equipment manufacturer electronics capabilities, driving more uptime. Read More »

CN announces plan to buy back shares through a private agreement

AJOT | March 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN announced today that it intends to purchase for cancellation up to 1.2 million of its common shares pursuant to a private agreement between CN and an arm's-length third-party seller. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines promotes new Service Center Managers across Sun Belt region

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | People | Appointments | Intermodal | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines today announced the promotion of four new Service Center Managers, who will oversee daily operations in the company’s facilities across the Sun Belt region. Read More »

South Africa’s Transnet secures $1.1 billion in locomotive funding

Reuters | March 02, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

South African freight and logistics group Transnet has raised 13 billion rand ($1.1 billion) to help pay for new locomotives, as part of an expansion designed to help speed delivery of commodities for export. Read More »

Brazil truckers continue some roadblocks after crackdown

Reuters | March 02, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Striking truck drivers resumed some roadblocks in Brazil on Monday even as the government cracked down on protesters and promised to implement a law to lower toll costs and give other benefits to the transport sector. Read More »

National Fleet Services Named ATA Featured Product Company

AJOT | March 02, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

American Trucking Associations is pleased to announce its latest ATA Featured Product company, National Fleet Services LLC. Read More »

Truck kills protester at roadblock in southern Brazil

Reuters | February 28, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A protester taking part in a strike over rising freight costs died in southern Brazil on Saturday after a truck ran him over at a blockade set up by the demonstrators, highway police and the federal government said. Read More »

India to raise railway freight rates in blow to steel firms

Reuters | February 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

India will raise railway freight rates on coal, iron ore and steel from April 1 to help fund an expansion of its well-worn network, a move that threatens to raise costs for local steel makers at a time when demand is weak and imports are surging. Read More »

India aims to invest $137 billion in railways in next 5 years

Reuters | February 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

India's government unveiled plans to invest $137 billion in its decrepit rail network over the next five years, heralding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aggressive approach to building infrastructure needed to unlock faster economic growth. Read More »

Brazil government extends offer to truckers to end strike

Reuters | February 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The Brazilian government told truckers and transport companies it would extend a year of free financing for vehicles and pass a law that would benefit the sector if protesters ended a crippling strike now in its eighth day. Read More »

Truckers block roads in Brazil despite government offer

Reuters | February 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Truckers continued to block roads in key Brazilian agricultural states in the ninth day of a strike, disrupting the flow of food and fuel despite a government offer presented to protest leaders a day before. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines promotes Doster to Service Center Manager in Monroe

AJOT | February 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

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

CII Seeks 2015 Connie Award Nominations

AJOT | February 26, 2015 | Intermodal

Deadline for nominations is May 1st, 2015. Nominations are also being sought for the Connie luncheon on December 7th, 2015 in Newark, NJ, with a deadline for nominations by August 1st, 2015. Read More »

Canada’s new rules could cost railways that cause forest fires

Reuters | February 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canada’s new rail safety legislation would make it possible for governments to recover costs from railways for any fire they cause, not just accidents that involve crude oil, said Transport Canada, a change that could force railways to pay millions in costs associated with forest fires. Read More »

CN says Teamsters-represented rail traffic controllers in Canada ratify new collective agreement

AJOT | February 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN announced that members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers union have ratified a new labour agreement. The four-year agreement covers approximately 180 rail traffic controllers in Canada. Read More »

India to embark on rail investment splurge thanks to cheap oil

Reuters | February 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

India's decrepit state-run train services stand to receive at least a 25 percent boost in investment to over $9 billion, funded solely by falling fuel costs, according to officials familiar with a railway budget set to be unveiled. Read More »

Brazil truck strike grinds into 2nd week, access to main port cleared

Reuters | February 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Truckers staged nearly 100 road blocks across Brazil's farm belt as protests stretched into their eighth day, though access to the country's biggest port was cleared after police clashed with protesters who had briefly halted traffic there. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index jumped 1.2% in January

AJOT | February 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.2% in January, following a revised gain of 0.1% during the previous month. In January, the index equaled 135.7 (2000=100), an all-time high. Read More »

CN Rail reaches tentative deal with union, averting lockout

Reuters | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canada's biggest railway reached a last-minute tentative agreement with one of its unions on Monday, averting a lockout that threatened to delay imports from Asia and compound a U.S. West Coast port logjam. Read More »

Shell’s Washington rail project faces lengthy delay

Reuters | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Royal Dutch Shell's proposed crude-by-rail project in Washington state has been put on hold pending environmental review, just days after a pair of oil train derailments caused huge fires in Canada and West Virginia. Read More »