Southeastern Freight Lines promotes Coley Campbell to Vice President of Service Center Operations

AJOT | May 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced that Coley Campbell has been promoted to vice president of service center operations. Read More »

TQL growing operations in Tampa, across Florida

AJOT | May 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Transport Intermediaries

Total Quality Logistics (TQL) today announced it will open a new carrier services division in Florida – the company’s first non-sales division to open outside of corporate headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Read More »

Yusen Logistics (Americas) named Intermodal Carrier of the Year by Continental Mills

AJOT | May 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. has been named the 2014 Intermodal Carrier of the Year by Continental Mills in recognition of its outstanding customer service, continuous improvement and exceeding monthly key performance indicator (KPI) measurements. Read More »

CN targets C$2.7 billion in 2015 capital investments for safety, efficiency and growth

AJOT | May 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN announced the details of its 2015 plan to invest C$2.7 billion in rail infrastructure maintenance and improvements, as well as in new capacity, equipment and technology to raise network safety and efficiency, improve service and support future growth Read More »

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics Launches Road-Pay Referral Program

AJOT | May 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics announces today its Road-Pay Referral Program for intermodal drivers. The Program provides incentives to RoadOne drivers for recruiting and supporting independent contractors. Read More »

S&P says new safety rules for railroad tank cars could increase shipping costs

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

U.S. and Canadian authorities have jointly issued new safety regulations for railroad tank cars that are likely to make the transport of crude oil, ethanol, and other "high-hazard" flammable liquids more expensive--although the costs for some safety improvements will be phased-in over a period of years. Read More »

Canaveral Hosts Community Talk on Rail & Intermodal Transportation

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Ports & Terminals | Landside Service | Ports

The Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) last night (April 30th) held the first of a series of community meetings to discuss the importance of rail and intermodal transportation to the future of Brevard County and the central Florida region. Read More »

US senators propose fee for use of older tank cars

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

U.S. senators yesterday introduced legislation that they say would speed up the phasing out of older tank cars used to transport crude oil by rail. Read More »

SMART Transportation Division applauds DOT’s tank car rule

AJOT | May 04, 2015 | Energy | Rail and Road | Intermodal | Rail

Department of Transportation (DOT) announced its final rule for rail shipments of flammable liquids. The rule calls for enhanced safety standards for High-Hazard Flammable Trains (HHFT), including stricter tank car construction standards, the phasing out of older tank car models, the use of electronically controlled pneumatic brakes (ECP), and will make permanent previously announced speed restrictions. Read More »

BNSF Railway CEO says investments from capital plan should ‘last forever’

Reuters | May 02, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Berkshire Hathaway’s BNSF railroad is “forever better” after a capital program last year boosted capacity following complaints about congestion, BNSF chief executive told Reuters on Saturday. Read More »

Berkshire profit up 10% as railroad rebounds

Reuters | May 01, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said first-quarter profit rose 10 percent, and operating results easily beat forecasts, boosted by its railroad and insurance businesses and gains from derivatives. Read More »

North American rail industry angered by new brake rule

Reuters | May 01, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

U.S. regulators took on the powerful rail industry on Friday, announcing plans to require expensive, high-tech braking technology the railways insist is unproven and unreliable. Read More »

California port truckers end strike after four days

Reuters | May 01, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Southern California port truckers seeking recognition as employees rather than contractors ended a strike of freight-hauling companies on Friday after four days of picketing that drew attention to their cause but did little to disrupt cargo shipments. Read More »

AFPM Statement on DOT Enhanced Tank Car Standards

GlobeNewswire | May 01, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers reacted to the new Enhanced Tank Car Standards announced today by the Department of Transportation with the following statement from AFPM Executive Vice President Brendan Williams Read More »

U.S. crude rail rules to include disputed brake mandate

Reuters | April 30, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

An oil train safety plan for the United States and Canada to be announced on Friday will include an unexpected mandate on the rail industry to adopt an advanced braking system, industry sources familiar with the rules said. Read More »

Roadrunner Transportation Systems names Goodgion President of Transportation Management Solutions

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. has announced the hiring of William Goodgion as president of the company’s Transportation Management Solutions (TMS) segment. Goodgion will be responsible for overseeing the entire TMS segment, which is comprised of leading Roadrunner companies including Group Transportation Services, Marisol International, and Unitrans International. Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line announces first-quarter earnings

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. announced financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2015. Revenue was $696.2 million, a 12.2% increase from $620.3 million for the first quarter of 2014. Net income grew 36.3% to $62.5 million from $45.9 million for the first quarter of 2014. Earnings per diluted share increased 37.7% to $0.73 for the first quarter of 2015 from $0.53 for the comparable prior-year quarter. Old Dominion's operating ratio improved 200 basis points to 85.1% from 87.1% for the first quarter of 2014. Read More »

Con-way reports 2015 first-quarter results

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Con-way Inc. has announced first-quarter 2015 net income of $21.8 million, or 37 cents per diluted share. In the first quarter of 2014, Con-way reported net income of $12.9 million, or 22 cents per diluted share. Read More »

Weak coal, strong dollar undermine Norfolk Southern profit

Reuters | April 30, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

U.S. railroad Norfolk Southern Corp reported a lower net profit, sparked by a drop in coal volumes as utilities burned more lower-cost natural gas and U.S. exporters were hurt by the strong dollar. Read More »

Driver’s react to XPO’S $3.5 billion spending spree

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Ports & Terminals

On Tuesday, XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO), whose port truck drivers at subsidiaries Pacer Cartage (“Pacer”) and Harbor Rail Transport (“HRT”) are currently on strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and at Pacer facilities adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico Border, announced the acquisition of French 3PL Norbert Dentressangle for $3.5 Billion in cash and debt. Read More »