ATA releases driver shortage analysis paper

AJOT | November 05, 2012 | Intermodal

Today, American Trucking Associations released an analysis of the shortage of truck drivers, concluding that the current shortage is acute and limited primarily to the truckload sector of the industry; but that long-term trends could cause the shortage to Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming tops estimates on higher freight rates

AJOT | November 05, 2012 | Intermodal

Railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings for the fourth straight quarter as an increase in freight rates offset a decline in commodity volumes. Read More »

Domestic intermodal container volume surges 11.3% in third quarter

AJOT | November 05, 2012 | Intermodal

Domestic container volume recorded double digit growth for the fourth quarter in a row according to the Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report, released today. Every IANA region reflected an increase in dome Read More »

The long, brutal haul from farm to port in Brazil

AJOT | November 01, 2012 | Intermodal

When Marcondes Mendon'a hauls corn from Brazil's farm belt to port in the distant south, the young trucker prays for protection from gaping potholes and dangerous drivers, and dreads the squalid toilets on the seven-day journey ahead. Read More »

Con-way profit misses Street on employee benefit costs

AJOT | November 01, 2012 | Intermodal

>U.S. trucking and logistics company Con-way Inc reported a quarterly profit that fell short of Wall Street's and its own expectations due to higher employee benefit costs, sending its shares down 5 percent in extended trading. Read More »

Singapore’s GLP eyes $1.3 billion from Japan property trust

AJOT | November 01, 2012 | Intermodal

Singapore's Global Logistic Properties Ltd, one of the world's largest warehouse operators, plans to raise $1.3 billion by setting up a real estate investment trust (REIT) in Japan. Read More »

RWI Transportation integrates Blue Tree Systemss R:COM w/ TMW to streamline operations

AJOT | October 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Blue Tree Systems, Inc. a provider of reefer monitoring, trailer tracking and in-cab fleet management solutions, has announced Industry-leading refrigerated carrier RWI Transportation, a member company of the Castellini Group, has integrated the company's Read More »

Old Dominion expanding Pasco, WA Service Center

AJOT | October 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Citing a growth in shipments, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. relocated and expanded its Pasco Service Center. Read More »

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 »