Virginia General Assembly passes legislation opposing tolls on I-95

AJOT | February 24, 2013 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations and NATSO, representing America's travel plazas and truckstops, praised the Virginia General Assembly for taking a stand against tolling of existing interstates. The transportation legislation that passed today by the Read More »

Carrier Transicold’s Athens facility achieves 5 million hour safety milestone

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Intermodal

Carrier Transicold recently celebrated a safety milestone at its Athens, Ga. plant, surpassing 5 million hours without a lost-time injury. The company has recorded zero lost-time injuries at the facility since October 2006, an achievement that demonstrate Read More »

Finance deals put growing mountains of metal out of reach

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Intermodal

The world's warehouses are packed with ever more metal like copper that industrial users think they can use if needed, but they could suffer costly surprises: big financial firms have other plans for the material. Read More »

Sudan eyes railway revival to help transform its economy

AJOT | February 20, 2013 | Intermodal

On rail tracks in Atbara, Sudan's main railway city, stray engines and empty coaches from trains built in Europe, India and the United States, some more than 50 years ago, stand still in the scorching heat.

The trains broke down years ago and many of Read More »

Old Dominion opens new Tomah, WI service center

AJOT | February 19, 2013 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has opened a new service center in Tomah, Wisconsin, a vital transportation hub for the Midwestern United States. Read More »

CN enhances customers’ experience through
 Quintiq’s Mobility solution

AJOT | February 19, 2013 | Intermodal

To improve the efficiency of its fast-growing intermodal business, Canadian National Railway Company has acquired Quintiq's Mobility Server to improve the performance of its container pick-up and delivery operations. CN will utilize Quintiq's Mobility Ap Read More »

Mozambique coal export railway remains shut after rains

AJOT | February 19, 2013 | Intermodal

A railway line that is Mozambique's only available coal export route for mining giants Vale and Rio Tinto will remain shut at least until next week after heavy rains. Read More »

Railway logjam hits Russia Far East oil product exports

AJOT | February 19, 2013 | Intermodal

Hundreds of rail cars loaded with oil products have been blocked for days on their way to Russia's Pacific port of Vanino due to bad weather and traffic bottlenecks, highlighting the need for investment in the country's creaking infrastructure. Read More »

Vena appointed CN executive VP and COO

AJOT | February 18, 2013 | Intermodal

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, has announced the promotion of Jim Vena to the position of CN executive vice-president and chief operating officer. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index posts best January in five years

AJOT | February 18, 2013 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.9% in January after jumping 2.4% in December. (The 2.4% gain in December was revised down from a 2.8% increase ATA reported on January 22, 2013. Read More »

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal join forces to launch new intermodal service for North Amer

AJOT | February 18, 2013 | Intermodal

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal, two subsidiaries of U.S. freight and global logistics company Con-way Inc. have announced the launch of a new North American intermodal product that integrates the strengths and capabilities of both organizations Read More »

Consumer delivery demands reshaping big box warehouse market

AJOT | February 18, 2013 | Intermodal

Same-day delivery from major e-commerce and multichannel retailers during the 2012 holiday season introduced e-commerce as a viable option, even for last-minute shoppers. This evolution in customer demand now ripples through the supply chain for all retai Read More »

European road freight market suffered limp holiday period

AJOT | February 18, 2013 | Intermodal

The road freight market in Europe has been particularly subdued over the past few months, according to the Freightex European Road Freight Rate Index, compiled by Transport Intelligence. However, the market experienced short bursts of volatility, a strang Read More »

CenterPoint Properties announces largest New Jersey transaction

AJOT | February 14, 2013 | Intermodal

CenterPoint Properties announced the closing on an $83M acquisition in Monroe, New Jersey. This marks the company's largest single asset transaction to date, according to value, in the market. Cushman & Wakefield, Inc represented both CenterPoint and th Read More »

2012 intermodal container volume at all-time high

AJOT | February 06, 2013 | Intermodal

Intermodal container volumes ended 2012 at a record high with 13.1 million moves, surpassing the previous year by 5.9 percent and the previous benchmark year of 2007 by 9.8 percent, according to the Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Mar Read More »

ATA renews call for FMCSA to implement crash accountability

AJOT | February 06, 2013 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations reiterated its call for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to immediately establish a process to remove from motor carriers' records crashes where it was plainly evident that the carrier was not to blame. &# Read More »

Con-way Inc. reports 2012 fourth quarter and full year results

AJOT | February 06, 2013 | Intermodal

Con-way Inc. has reported 2012 fourth-quarter net income of $11.8 million, or 21 cents per diluted share. The results compare to fourth-quarter 2011 net income of $23.0 million, or 41 cents per diluted share. Read More »

Blue Tree Systems provides savings for UTi’s distribution group

AJOT | February 04, 2013 | Intermodal

Blue Tree Systems, Inc. a provider of trailer tracking, reefer monitoring and in-cab fleet management solutions, has announced that UTi, has completed the installation of its R:COM Fleet Management solution for its distribution group, to which Market Tran Read More »

Brazil sweetens road concession terms to lure investment

AJOT | February 04, 2013 | Intermodal

Finance Minister Guido Mantega said the government has sweetened conditions of road concessions to raise the rate of return for investors to more than 10 percent in real terms. Read More »

CN targets C$1.9 billion in 2013 capital investments

AJOT | February 04, 2013 | Intermodal

CN has announced a 2013 plan to invest approximately C$1.9 billion to maintain and upgrade its railway network, grow the business efficiently, and continue to improve customer service. Read More »