Canadian trailer maker Manac to explore potential sale

Reuters | March 31, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Manac Inc, the largest manufacturer of truck trailers in Canada, said its board has begun a strategic review to explore a potential sale or merger. Read More »

Roadrunner Transportation Systems companies earn 2014 General Motors “Supplier of the Year” awards

AJOT | March 31, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Transport Intermediaries

Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc., a leading asset-light transportation and logistics service provider, has announced that two of its subsidiary companies, Active Aero Group and Rich Logistics, were named “Supplier of the Year” by General Motors. Read More »

China’s railway firms ink record 2014 profits as they look abroad

Reuters | March 31, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

China's railway equipment makers reported record full-year profits on Monday, helped by government support that has lifted their sales abroad to countries such as the United States, Argentina and Thailand. Read More »

North Dakota’s new oil train safety checks seen missing risks

Reuters | March 31, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

New regulations to cap vapor pressure of North Dakota crude fail to account for how it behaves in transit, according to industry experts, raising doubts about whether the state's much-anticipated rules will make oil train shipments safer. Read More »

Mitsui enters railcar leasing business in North America

AJOT | March 31, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has entered into an agreement with JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd. and The Norinchukin Bank on their participation in Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC, which operates a railcar leasing business in North America. Read More »

Direct ChassisLink, Inc. Names Jeremy Haycock New Chief Marketing Officer

GlobeNewswire | March 30, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Direct ChassisLink, Inc. (DCLI) announces the appointment of Mr. Jeremy Haycock to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, effective April 15, 2015. Read More »

Tanzania to spend $14 bln on railways, eyes regional hub status

Reuters | March 30, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Tanzania plans to spend $14.2 billion to construct a new rail network in the next five years financed with commercial loans, the transport minister said, as the country aims to become a regional transport hub. Read More »

U.S. oil train traffic mostly from Midwest to East Coast, data shows

Reuters | March 30, 2015 | Energy | Rail and Road | Intermodal | Rail

U.S. oil trains delivered more than 13.5 million barrels of crude oil from the Midwest to the East Coast in January, according to government data that gives a first of its kind snapshot of such shipments. Read More »

Bestpass Introduces Horizon Transponder and Expands Tolling Network

AJOT | March 30, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Transponder solution minimizes requirements, maximizes benefits and streamlines toll management for fleets and owner-operators Read More »

Vale likely to sell rail, ships before mining assets

Reuters | March 26, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk | Intermodal | Rail

Brazil's Vale SA may find it easier to dispose of giant ships and part of its stake in a rail logistics business before selling mining assets, as the world's top iron ore producer looks to raise cash amid a price rout, according to four sources with knowledge of the situation. Read More »

Grupo Mexico hopes to raise $1.3 billion in rail unit IPO

Reuters | March 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Mexican mining, transport and infrastructure company Grupo Mexico is hoping to raise $1.3 billion from an initial public offering of its ITM rail unit, one of its senior executives said. Read More »

Canada says won’t tell railways where to ship grain for now

Reuters | March 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The Canadian government will not, for now, start telling railways where to ship farmers' grain but it will decide within days whether to extend its requirements on how much grain they must haul, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said. Read More »

ATA Again Asks FMCSA to Make Common Sense Fix to Safety Measurement System

PR Newswire | March 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

In comments filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the American Trucking Associations again urged the agency to make a common sense change to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability safety measurement system - the removal of crashes trucking companies and their drivers did not cause. Read More »

Canadian regulator seeks CN Rail safety plan after derailments

Reuters | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Regulator Transport Canada has issued a notice to Canadian National Railway Co requesting a plan to ensure safety along the Ruel subdivision, where three trains derailed in fewer than 30 days in February and March, the railway said. Read More »

Momentum Transportation names Hoppens as VP Sales & Marketing

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Transport Intermediaries

Momentum Transportation USA Inc., an award-winning provider of transportation and logistics services through the premier Landstar global network, has announced that David Hoppens is joining the Momentum team as Vice President Sales and Marketing. Read More »

Fleet Advantage reports continued growth in lease originations closing out 2014

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management today announced that they completed the year with $232.6 million in lease originations along with additions of several new high profile clients. Read More »

Project cuts to hurt thousands of workers & US economy

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has withdrawn 56 construction projects scheduled for consideration in its April 21, 2015 bid opening due to continuing uncertainty of Federal-aid reimbursements available from the Federal Highway Trust Fund. Read More »

SHIFT Freight marks major shipment milestone with industry-leading dimensional pricing capabilities

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The California-based LTL carrier recognized as one of the most progressive companies in the freight industry, SHIFT Freight, celebrates a monumental 25,000 shipments successfully processed using its innovative dimensional scanning technology. Read More »

American Intermodal Container Manufacturing appoints Allen as Board Chairman

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

American Intermodal Container Manufacturing (AICM) has announced that the company’s Managing Board of Directors has appointed Jack Allen as its Chairman. Read More »

Smaller transport companies are growing from collaboration rather than shrinking by competition

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

All around the world, the very small and the very large transporters and warehouse operators are surviving (maybe thriving), but the mid-level is being squeezed at both ends. Read More »