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 »

Penske Logistics Completes acquisition of Transfreight North America

AJOT | May 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Penske Logistics announced it has successfully completed its planned acquisition of Transfreight North America, a provider of third-party logistics and supply chain solutions, from Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Financial terms were not disclosed. Read More »

Tesoro CEO: Washington railport likely pushed back to 2016

Reuters | May 08, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Tesoro Corp’s proposed railport project in Washington state will likely be pushed to next year as it undergoes a “painfully slow” government review process, the chief executive of the independent oil refiner told analysts on Friday. Read More »

Four injured in freight train derailment in North Texas

Reuters | May 08, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Four people were injured when a BNSF freight train derailed in northern Texas on Friday, with high winds and flooding likely causing it to go off the tracks, a company spokesman said. Read More »

Domestic containers are the bulwark of intermodal growth in q1, pushing intermodal volumes up 2%

AJOT | May 08, 2015 | Intermodal

Overall international outlook remains positive despite regional challenges Read More »

Russia, China to invest 1 trillion roubles in rail link

Reuters | May 08, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said on Friday Russia and China would invest 1 trillion roubles ($19.7 billion) in a Moscow-Kazan rail link and that it would be completed by 2020. Read More »

Bombardier to list rail unit; sees cuts in business jet output

Reuters | May 07, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Bombardier Inc outlined plans on Thursday to list a minority stake in its rail unit as it reported a quarterly profit that topped market expectations but also warned it may cut production of its profitable Global business jets. Read More »

Bombardier Inc outlines plans to list a minority stake in its rail unit

Reuters | May 07, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Bombardier Inc outlined plans to list a minority stake in its rail unit, as it reported a quarterly profit that topped market expectations. Read More »

China’s CNR, CSR kick off merger process with trading halt

Reuters | May 07, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail | International Trade

Chinese train makers China CNR Corp Ltd and CSR Corp Ltd halted trading of their shares on Thursday, the first step in a merger process expected to create the world's biggest rail conglomerate in terms of sales. Read More »