Intermodal

Freight train carrying gravel derails south of San Antonio

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A Union Pacific Corp freight train carrying gravel derailed south of San Antonio on Friday with no reported of injuries, the railroad company said. Read More »

BNSF drops plan to buy tank cars on customer concerns

Reuters | May 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

BNSF Railway Co this week told customers it had dropped a plan announced last year to buy 5,000 stronger crude oil tank cars after customers were concerned about the company moving into railcar ownership. Read More »

Penske seeks $1 billion sale of Truck-Lite

Reuters | May 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Transportation services company Penske Corp is exploring a sale of Truck-Lite Co LLC, in a deal that could value the maker of lighting, wiring harnesses and mirrors for trucks at close to $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Read More »

CN’s Claude Mongeau says Canada’s trade agenda needs a market-based regulatory regime

AJOT | May 15, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN's Claude Mongeau says Canada's trade agenda needs a market-based regulatory regime that encourages continued rail investment and innovation Read More »

U.S. lawmaker wants hearing on train safety controls

Reuters | May 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

USA-TRAIN/DERAILMENT-CONGRESS:U.S. lawmaker wants hearing on train safety controls Read More »

India online retail hierarchy looks far from fixed

Reuters | May 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

India’s e-commerce hierarchy looks far from fixed. The exponential growth of smartphone users is rapidly changing shopping habits in the nation of 1.2 billion people. Investors have poured in hoping to pick the next Amazon or Alibaba. The opportunity is huge but low barriers to entry mean it is easy for wannabes to crash the party. Read More »

Freight train derails in Pittsburgh, no injuries

Reuters | May 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A freight train derailed in Pittsburgh and emergency crews were called, but there were no injuries and no hazardous materials involved, a railway spokesman said. Read More »

CSX CFO Reviews Volume and Earnings Expectations for 2015

PR Newswire | May 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CSX CEO Fredrik Eliasson today discussed the company's performance and second quarter volume and earnings projections at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Transportation Conference in Boston. Read More »

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 »