Intermodal

ARTBA to propose path to break political gridlock on highway & transit funding

AJOT | March 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) will outline a detailed proposal it believes could help end the political impasse over how to fund future federal investments in State and local highway, bridge and transit capital projects—the “Getting Beyond Gridlock” plan. Read More »

Old Dominion launches new brand campaign

AJOT | March 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Print, digital and broadcast campaign focuses on company’s commitment to service Read More »

CN welcomes Maher Terminals’ expansion plan for Prince Rupert, B.C., container terminal

AJOT | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail | Ports & Terminals

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, welcomed news that Maher Terminals Holding Corp. will expand the capacity of the Port of Prince Rupert's Fairview Container Terminal to more than 1.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) annually, from the current annual container-handling capacity of approximately 850,000 TEUs. Read More »

Fuel truck spill shuts down I-95 near Washington

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A tanker truck carrying biodiesel fuel overturned on Interstate 95 north of Washington on Tuesday, closing the busy highway, police said. Read More »

Amtrak train, truck collide in North Carolina, causing minor injuries

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

An Amtrak passenger train derailed after crashing into a tractor trailer truck in North Carolina, sending some 40 passengers to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, state officials said. Read More »

CN says fire out at Ontario derailment site

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co crews and other firefighters have put out the last of the fires at the site of a derailment in northern Ontario and the line could be open, the railway said. Read More »

Trains in Canada derailments carried synthetic crude for Valero

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The two oil trains that derailed and burst into flames in recent weeks in northern Ontario were both carrying synthetic crude to Valero Energy Corp's refinery near Quebec City, the U.S.-based company said. Read More »

Deutsche Bahn operating profit fell in 2014

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Operating profit for German railway operator Deutsche Bahn fell by 5.7 percent to 2.1 billion euros ($2.3 billion) last year due to the costs of strikes by drivers and a storm last spring, according to figures seen by Reuters. Read More »

CN Rail needs to testify over recent oil accidents

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co should explain its recent oil-by-rail accidents before the House of Commons transport committee, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said. Read More »

Supreme Court shuts Amtrak case down the line

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The U.S. Supreme Court ducked a major ruling on whether Amtrak, the government-owned passenger rail company, wields too much clout in setting regulations that private freight carriers also must follow. Read More »

Oil train fires reveal problematic safety culture

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Two more serious derailments and fires involving trains carrying crude oil in the past week confirm there is a serious problem with the safety culture on North American railroads. Read More »

Train carrying liquefied propane derails in VT, no danger posed

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A train carrying 15 tanker cars of liquefied propane derailed in Essex junction, Vermont, but no flammable gas was leaked and there was no danger to the public, according to a local news website. Read More »

Derailed Canadian National crude train still burning

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying crude oil that derailed near the northern Ontario community of Gogama this past weekend is still on fire, the company said. Read More »

Series of train derailments worries Canada transport minister

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A series of train derailments in northern Ontario is cause for concern for Canada's transport minister, a spokesman said, as fires continued to burn where a Canadian National Railway Co train carrying oil went off the tracks on the weekend. Read More »

CN sees bypass at Ontario derailment complete within 48 hours

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co said it expects to have a temporary bypass around the site of a major derailment on its main line in northern Ontario in place within 48 hours, but could not yet say when normal service would resume. Read More »

Members of US Congress to Hold Transportation Roundtable in Houston

AJOT | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), the Chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Members of Congress from Texas will hold a roundtable meeting at Rice University in Houston tomorrow with job creators and transportation stakeholders to discuss Houston’s and the country’s infrastructure. Read More »

Fires dwindling in Illinois oil train blaze after derailment

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Firefighters this past weekend were still working to extinguish the last of a series of fires that erupted when a BNSF Railway train loaded with crude oil derailed two days ago in a rural area south of Galena, Illinois, a local official said. Read More »

Truck driver in fatal Washington crash cited for collision last year

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A Washington state truck driver who apparently fell asleep at the wheel before swerving into oncoming traffic, killing a woman in a car and striking a school bus filled with children, was cited for causing a collision last year, officials said. Read More »

ATA opens nominations for LEAD ATA program

PR Newswire | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal

ARLINGTON, Va., March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations announced it is seeking nominations for the third class of its LEAD ATA leadership development program.

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Truckload Freight and Rates Dip Seasonally in February: DAT Freight Index

PR Newswire | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal

PORTLAND, Ore., March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Spot market freight availability declined for a second consecutive month in February, a seasonal pattern that mimics the first quarter of 2013, but at higher volume. Month-over-month freight volume dipped 6.0 percent, according to the DAT North American Freight Index. Compared to the extreme demand created by the Polar Vortex in February 2014, however, volume was 37 percent lower.

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