Intermodal

US companies hustle to re-staff, reopen after Sandy

AJOT | October 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Hurricane Sandy may have devastated the East Coast on Monday, but the water-logged wheels of commerce keep turning, storm damage or not. Read More »

Don’s Cold Storage to build new storage and distribution center in Joplin

AJOT | October 25, 2012 | Intermodal

An Arkansas-based company that provides temperature-controlled warehouse and transportation services to a variety of industries plans to construct a new cold storage and distribution center in Joplin, a capital investment of $14 million that is expected t Read More »

Old Dominion expands Canadian gateway with new Detroit service center

AJOT | October 24, 2012 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is expanding its service into Canada with the relocation and expansion of its Detroit Service Center. Read More »

Volvo sees no truck market growth after profit slump

AJOT | October 24, 2012 | Intermodal

World number two truck maker Volvo said it expects no growth in European and U.S. markets next year, after orders and earnings plunged in the third quarter. Read More »

CP Railway posts higher profit, efficiency gains

AJOT | October 23, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd reported a 20 percent jump in profit, as Canada's second-biggest rail operator improved efficiency and increased freight revenue in its first full quarter under a new CEO who has vowed to shake up the company. Read More »

Norfolk Southern profit drops on coal, merchandise

AJOT | October 23, 2012 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corp, the third-largest U.S. public railroad company, said that its quarterly profit fell on lower shipments of coal and merchandise. Read More »

ATA Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.4% in September

AJOT | October 22, 2012 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.4% in September after falling 0.9% in August. In September, the SA index equaled 118.7 (2000=100). The level in September was the same as in Jan Read More »

CSX and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania officials celebrate midway point of National Gateway phase one

AJOT | October 22, 2012 | Intermodal

CSX Corporation Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Ward today joined federal, state and local officials from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to mark the midway point of progress on the first phase of projects for the National Gate Read More »

CN Rail reports modest rise in third-quarter earnings

AJOT | October 22, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway Co, Canada's largest rail operator, posted a modest increase in quarterly profit as revenues climbed for all its business segments, and affirmed its full-year forecast despite its caution over the economy. Read More »

Gulf airlines come in from the cold with alliances

AJOT | October 21, 2012 | Intermodal

After years as the brash outsiders in the industry, fast-growing Gulf airlines are starting to take a more cooperative approach, seeking alliances rather than direct confrontation with big carriers in the rest of the world. Read More »

CN and Tundra Energy Marketing to construct crude oil rail car loading terminal in Manitoba

AJOT | October 18, 2012 | Intermodal

CN and Tundra Energy Marketing Limited announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding to construct a crude oil rail car loading terminal near Cromer, Man., to meet the needs of Bakken crude oil producers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Read More »

Con-way Freight relocates administrative center in Dallas suburb to better serve customers

AJOT | October 18, 2012 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. announced the opening of a new facility housing its national administrative operations in the Metroplex suburb of North Richland Hills. Read More »

Fleets recognized for their commitment to emission and energy reductions

AJOT | October 18, 2012 | Intermodal

At the Colorado Motor Carriers Association's annual convention in Avon, Colorado last month, the Regional Air Quality Council and Colorado Motor Carriers Association recognized four trucking fleets for their contributions and efforts toward reducing diese Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines opens new service center in Fort Worth, TX

AJOT | October 18, 2012 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a leader in regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, announces the opening of a service center in Fort Worth, Tx. in response to growing business in the region and to improve service to current customers. Read More »

Old Dominion completes expansion in Morristown, TN

AJOT | October 18, 2012 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. officially re-opened its expansion and enhancement to its Morristown Service Center, capping well over a year project. Read More »

Andress appointed to head manufacturing at FreightCar America

AJOT | October 14, 2012 | Intermodal

FreightCar America, Inc. has announced that it has named Robert S. Andress as vice president, manufacturing. Andress will lead the company's new car manufacturing activities at Roanoke, Va. and Danville, Il. Read More »

CN Rail aims to double crude shipments in ‘13

AJOT | October 14, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway Co should be able to ship twice as many carloads of crude oil in 2013 as it will this year, the railroad's chief marketing officer said. Read More »

CP Rail CFO McQuade to retire, latest exec to leave

AJOT | October 14, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway said on Thursday that its chief financial officer, Kathryn McQuade, will retire on Nov. 1, the fourth senior executive to leave Canada's second-largest railroad after a bruising proxy battle earlier this year. Read More »

South Africa truckers end strike after signing wage deal

AJOT | October 14, 2012 | Intermodal

South African truck drivers have signed a wage deal to end a three-week strike, the freight employers group said on Friday, stopping a walk-out that has hit deliveries of fuel, cash and consumer goods in Africa's largest economy. Read More »

Card elected 68th Chairman of American Trucking Associations

AJOT | October 10, 2012 | Intermodal

The Board of Directors of American Trucking Associations elected Michael S. Card, president of Combined Transport Inc., Central Point, Ore., as the federation's 68th chairman. Read More »