Intermodal

Canadian Pacific names Hunter Harrison CEO

AJOT | June 28, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd named Hunter Harrison its chief executive, months after a boardroom shakeup had been triggered by a top shareholder's calls for a change in leadership. Read More »

Dead migrants dumped by roadside in Tanzania

AJOT | June 26, 2012 | Intermodal

Dozens of dead Ethiopian immigrants were dumped on the side of a road in Tanzania after suffocating in a container truck along with many others who survived, in the second fatal human trafficking incident in the country this year. Read More »

Canadian Pacific board member George resigns

AJOT | June 26, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway, the country's second-largest railroad operator, said that board member Rick George has stepped down, roughly a month after a bitter proxy battle led to the resignations of the company's top executives. Read More »

Canada might impose rules in rail shipment tiff

AJOT | June 25, 2012 | Intermodal

The Canadian government will probably have to impose new rules on railways and their customers after four months of negotiations failed to find a formula to get grain shippers and other customers the service levels they demand. Read More »

Schneider National Trucks and Commercial Fleet Financing, Inc. strike a $99 deal for truck owners

AJOT | June 25, 2012 | Intermodal

In an effort to further help small business owners in the trucking and transport market, Commercial Fleet Financing, Inc. is working with Schneider National to provide a highly unique low-cost financing program for used truck buyers. Read More »

USDOT Secretary LaHood presents $11.4 million for intermodal rail yard adjacent to Global Container

AJOT | June 25, 2012 | Intermodal

The former Greenville rail yard, being developed adjacent to the Global Container Terminal expansion project, will benefit from a U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grant of $11.4 million to be used for rebuilding and modernizing the facility. The ch Read More »

Canada might impose rules in rail shipment tiff

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Intermodal

The Canadian government will probably have to impose new rules on railways and their customers after four months of negotiations failed to find a formula to get grain shippers and other customers the service levels they demand. Read More »

Canada might impose rules in rail shipment tiff

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Intermodal

The Canadian government will probably have to impose new rules on railways and their customers after four months of negotiations failed to find a formula to get grain shippers and other customers the service levels they demand. Read More »

CN says Rail Freight Service Review Process prompted improved customer service, greater supply chain

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Intermodal

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, commended the federal government's Rail Freight Service Review (RFSR), saying the process provided the impetus for CN and the rail industry to re-engage with customers to improve service from on Read More »

Freight trains collide in Oklahoma, 3 presumed dead

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Intermodal

Two freight trains collided head-on and exploded into flames in Oklahoma, sending billowing black smoke into the air and leaving three Union Pacific employees missing and presumed dead, authorities said. Read More »

Konecranes RTGS to CSX’S Intermodal Terminals in the US

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Intermodal

In May/June 2012, Konecranes received an order for three RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes from transportation supplier CSX Intermodal Terminals in the US. This is Konecranes' first RTG delivery to CSX. The cranes will be delivered in June 2013. The value Read More »

Premium Article  The state of trucking; Recent action on highway bill, hours of service, Mexico trucks

Peter Buxbaum | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal

By Peter A. Buxbaum

The shaping of the latest U.S. surface transportation bill, currently being negotiated in a Senate-House conference committee, has exposed fissures in the transportation community, between truckers and shippers. Ironically, it has Read More »

Premium Article  Collaboration, cooperation, and fluidity are key to DC and warehouse management today

Karen Thuermer | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

By Karen E. Thuermer, AJOT

With the press asking questions about a possible strike at East Coast seaports, logistics experts gathering to discuss the 23rd release of the annual State of Logistics Report compiled by the Council of Supply Chain Manageme Read More »

Con-way Freight announces 2012 general rate increase

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, the nationwide less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier of Con-way Inc. has announced that it will institute a general rate increase averaging 6.9 percent applicable to non-contractual business effective July 9. Read More »

CP Rail to ship drilling sand for U.S. Silica

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. said it signed a multi-year deal with U.S. Silica Holdings Inc to transport drilling sand from the U.S. company's mine in Sparta, Wisconsin. Read More »

Grain shipping in upper US Midwest returning to normal

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal

Port and rail operations for grain shipping were beginning to return to normal in the upper U.S. Midwest after heavy rains drenched the region this week, shippers said. Read More »

ATA white paper urges FMCSA to preserve CSA’s original goal

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal

In a white paper released today, American Trucking Associations urged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to remain committed to the goal of its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program: to reduce commercial motor vehicle crashes, injuries a Read More »

Cooltrax Fresh inTransit’ helps Schwan’s Global Supply Chain, Inc. to maintain superior food frshnsh

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal

Cooltrax, provider of real-time cold chain tracking and monitoring solutions for temperature-sensitive products and mobile assets, has announced that Schwan's Global Supply Chain, Inc. ('Global Supply') has selected Cooltrax Fresh inTransit' to equip its Read More »

GAC launches UK-Turkey road freight groupage service

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal

Global logistics, shipping and marine company GAC has launched a new road freight groupage service linking Turkey and the UK, to meet client needs and a growing demand for reliable, cost effective less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation across Europe. Read More »

NASSTRAC calls for Conference Committee to enact new Highway Bill

AJOT | June 21, 2012 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC, an industry association representing shippers, sent a letter to all Highway Bill Conference Committee members encouraging them to promptly enact a bill that will fund badly needed infrastructure construction and maintenance. NASSTRAC, otherwise Read More »