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Railserve acquires assets of Spring Ridge Rail Services

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Intermodal

Railserve, Inc., the leading North American provider of in-plant rail switching and associated services, has acquired inventory and production equipment from Spring Ridge Rail Services of Hughes Springs, Texas. With these additional resources, Railserve Read More »

Transnet says proposed split needs debate

AJOT | August 29, 2011 | Intermodal

The head of South Africa's logistics group Transnet said that it was "inappropriate" to speak about a split of the freight rail unit from the group at this time and that the matter needed more debate before a decision is made.

Quoting proposals by the Read More »

Premium Article  Union Pacific Railroad Builds Capacity in New Mexico

Robert Wallack | August 28, 2011 | Intermodal

The $400 million Santa Teresa, New Mexico rail project stands to improve cross-border rail capacity with Mexico. But, as Robert Wallack writes, the project has benefits beyond cross border trade.

Union Pacific Railroad begins constructing a $40 Read More »

Building on performance, the scheduled grain service plan

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Intermodal

CN grain car unloads at Canadian west coast ports reached near-record levels in the 2010-2011 crop year ended on July 31.

CN moved more than 125,000 grain cars to export terminals at the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert during the crop year -- the Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 1.3% in July

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.3% in July after rising a revised 2.6% in June 2011. June's increase was slightly less than the 2.8% ATA reported on July 26, 2011. The latest pu Read More »

Russia mulls 20-30% rail tariff on coal exports

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Intermodal

Russia's Transport Ministry could levy a 20-30 percent tariff on coal shipped to export markets in order to fund the expansion of the railway grid, sources at the ministry and the RZhD state rail monopoly told Kommersant daily.

The sources told the ne Read More »

Rails, not pipes, may balance distorted oil market

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Intermodal

U.S. crude oil shipments by railroad could help to end gaping price distortions in world oil markets faster than most traders have been expecting.

Rail shipments of crude from the landlocked and oversupplied Midwest to refiners in the Gulf Coast appea Read More »

Con-way Freight named LTL Carrier of the Year by Whirlpool

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that it has been named LTL Carrier of the Year by Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances. Read More »

Old Dominion announces rate increase

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Intermodal

Todd Polen, vice president of pricing for Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., announced that the organization would be increasing its base rates effective Sept. 6, 2011. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage Index fell 1.3% in July

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.3% in July after rising a revised 2.6% in June 2011. June's drop was slightly less than the 2.8% ATA reported on July 26, 2011. The latest pullb Read More »

TransCore launches CarrierWatch Insurance Monitoring Center

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Intermodal

CarrierWatch' Insurance Monitoring Center to help truckload freight brokers, 3PLs, and shippers quickly and safely bring onboard new carriers and monitor those they use on a regular basis. The Center also works with insurance agents to investigate certifi Read More »

Reddaway launches Live Chat

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Reddaway, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. introduces Live Chat, a new, real-time communications channel for easy and convenient access to its customer service representatives. Live Chat is an Internet service that enables electronic conversations betw Read More »

New Penn Motor Express, Inc. celebrates 80th Anniversary

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

New Penn Motor Express, Inc., a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. celebrates its 80th anniversary serving the next-day LTL transportation needs of customers in the Northeast.

Founded in 1931 by Cloyd F. Erdley and Henry R. Arnold, the partners started Read More »

US infrastructure woes: A roadblock to growth

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Long famous for its top-notch highways and passion for cars, the United States is letting bridges rust as traffic chokes overburdened roads, threatening a pillar of its economic strength.

A prime example of this neglect is the Brent Spence Bridge over Read More »

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