Intermodal

Brazilian grain trucker blockade continues, threatens harvest

Reuters | February 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Truckers protesting high diesel prices in Brazil used road blocks to restrict the flow of soy, corn and other commodities in a key grain-growing region for a third day on Friday, threatening what is expected to be a record harvest. Read More »

C.A.T announces new door to door intermodal service

AJOT | February 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

C.A.T. INC. announces a new, door to door intermodal service for clients shipping to all points within North America. Read More »

Gas vapor eyed as factor in West Virginia oil train fireball

Reuters | February 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Federal investigators will examine whether pressurized gas played a role in the massive blast that followed the derailment of a train carrying crude oil through West Virginia this week, the U.S. Transportation Department said. Read More »

Canada plans legislation to make railways more accountable

Reuters | February 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The Canadian government, which has pledged to make railways and shippers carry more insurance for oil shipments in light of recent fiery accidents, said it would introduce a bill to make rail transportation "safer and more accountable." Read More »

At least one killed in Mozambique train derail

Reuters | February 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

At least one person was killed and 12 were injured when a freight train carrying commuters and coal derailed in Mozambique, the Mozambique Ports and Railways state agency said. Read More »

CN urges Unifor to voluntarily accept binding arbitration

AJOT | February 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN, saying its labour negotiations with Unifor have reached an impasse after almost six months of bargaining, has urged the union to accept that binding arbitration is the best way to settle their outstanding contractual differences. Barring such an agreement over the weekend, CN will exercise its right under the Canada Labour Code to lockout Unifor's 4,800 members at CN at 2300 hours, Monday, Feb. 23. Read More »

IKEA submits plans for advancing development of distribution center in Joliet, IL

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, has announced it is submitting final plans to the City of Joliet, IL that would advance the development of its previously approved Midwestern distribution center.  Read More »

CN locomotive engineers and conductors on Northern Quebec Internal Short Line ratify new agreement

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN announced that locomotive engineers and conductors working on the company's Northern Quebec Internal Short line have ratified a new collective agreement. Read More »

CN Rail union warns against government interference, poised to strike

Reuters | February 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Unifor, a union that represents 4,800 mechanical, clerical and intermodal staff at Canadian National Railway Co, said on Thursday it would not accept government interference in its contract talks with the country's No. 1 railroad operator. Read More »

CN Rail warns shippers of delays as derailment cleared

Reuters | February 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co said its shipping customers should expect delays as traffic on its mainline returns to normal after a weekend derailment of a train carrying crude oil. Read More »

Tomlinson named TMC General Chairman

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Kevin Tomlinson, director of maintenance, South Shore Transportation, has been elected 2015-2016 general chairman and treasurer of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council during TMC’s 2015 Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Read More »

Results of recent Fleet Advantage industry survey reveal apparent contradiction

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management recently conducted an online survey designed to take the pulse of Class 8 truck fleet managers on topics ranging from fuel economy trends to equipment acquisition and disposition, driver retention, maintenance and repair practices and more.
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Union Pacific Railroad Most Admired in Industry

PR Newswire | February 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortune named Union Pacific Railroad the most admired among trucking, transportation and logistics companies for the fifth consecutive year, marking the twelfth time in 16 years the company has been named No. 1. The magazine's annual World's Most Admired list is published in the March 1 edition, available on newsstands Feb. 23.

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CN locomotive engineers and conductors ratify new collective agreement

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN announced Wednesday that locomotive engineers and conductors working on the company's Northern Quebec Internal Short line have ratified a new collective agreement. The employees are represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) union. Read More »

CN Rail still cleaning up Northern Ontario derailment

Reuters | February 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co is still cleaning up spilled oil and removing damaged rail cars after a weekend derailment on its line at a remote site about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Timmins, Ontario. Read More »

Tiger Cool Express signs major order for refrigerated containers

AJOT | February 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Tiger Cool Express LLC, an innovative and cost effective temperature-controlled intermodal transporter of produce and food products, announced a signed purchase and sales agreement to acquire 200 53 ft. refrigerated, insulated rail containers from Quingdao CIMC Special Reefer Co. Ltd., based in Quingdao, China. Read More »

Oil train accident brings calls for tougher US safety rules

Reuters | February 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A fiery oil train derailment in West Virginia this week exposes lax safety standards and strengthens the case for tougher U.S. rules governing such shipments, safety advocates said. Read More »

CN not prepared to accept Unifor demand

AJOT | February 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN said the Unifor union in Canada continues to reject a fair company offer to reach a new collective agreement in line with settlements it has negotiated with three other unions. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines promotes Smith to service center manager in Shreveport

AJOT | February 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced that Jacob Smith has been promoted to service center manager in Shreveport, Louisiana. Read More »

TMC honors industry leaders

PR Newswire | February 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council honored several members with a variety of awards for their important service to the council and the industry. Read More »