South Africa transport strike hits fuel supplies

AJOT | October 02, 2012 | Intermodal

South Africa's fuel suppliers are starting to feel the pinch as a strike by more than 20,000 truck drivers enters its second week, with deliveries to pumps delayed and stations running out of certain types of fuel, an industry body said. Read More »

ATA thanks Congress for passing Military CDL Act of 2012

AJOT | October 01, 2012 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves thanked the House and Senate for quickly passing the Military Commercial Drivers License Act of 2012, a bill that will ease the transition of recent veterans into jobs as commercial truck dr Read More »

CN to elevate training program, build two central training facilities in Canada and US

AJOT | October 01, 2012 | Intermodal

CN has announced a revitalized company-wide employee training program to meet the learning needs of CN's current and future railroaders. The initiative will be anchored by two modern training centres to be built in Winnipeg, Man., and in suburban Chicago, Read More »

Union Pacific names Duren Executive VP

AJOT | October 01, 2012 | Intermodal

Union Pacific has announced Diane Duren has been named executive vice president, effective October 1. She will be responsible for strategic planning, administration and human resources upon two senior executive retirements in February. Duren also will bec Read More »

Another Canadian Pacific executive resigns

AJOT | October 01, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said chief operations officer Mike Franczak resigned effective immediately, the latest top executive to leave Canada's second-largest railroad. Read More »

India imposes 3.7% service tax on railway goods traffic

AJOT | October 01, 2012 | Intermodal

India has imposed a 3.7 percent service tax on railway freight transportation, effective from the start of October, a government statement said. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines opens new service center in Lafayette, LA

AJOT | September 12, 2012 | Intermodal

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

Matson’s Cox to be joined by Orris for CII Connie Award honors

AJOT | September 12, 2012 | Intermodal

Donald C. Orris, who helped build stacktrains into the driving force of intermodalism, will also be honored on October 2nd at the Containerization and Intermodal Institute's Connie Awards event at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach. Mr. Orris's recogniti Read More »

Truckload driver turnover surges in second quarter

AJOT | September 12, 2012 | Intermodal

The annualized turnover rate for linehaul truckload fleets of all sizes surged in the second quarter with turnover at large fleets breaking the 100% barrier for the first time in more than four years, according to American Trucking Associations' quarterly Read More »

Italy’s Eurotech wins $60 million US train tracking order

AJOT | September 12, 2012 | Intermodal

Italian technology company Eurotech said it has been awarded a three-year, $60 million rail transportation contract in the United States. Read More »

SDV Boston branch office relocation

AJOT | September 09, 2012 | Intermodal

SDV USA has announced the relocation and expansion of its Boston branch due to the company's recent sales growth. The 'official' move was on June 29th. Read More »

Goodman Group teams with Abu Dhabi for Japan warehouse joint venture

AJOT | September 09, 2012 | Intermodal

Australian warehouse operator Goodman Group has formed a joint venture with the Abu Dhabi Investment Council to invest $1 billion in industrial property in Japan. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage was unchanged in July

AJOT | August 21, 2012 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in July after increasing 1.1% in June. (June's gain was slightly smaller than the 1.2% increase ATA reported on July 25.) In July, the SA in Read More »

Train derailment kills two women in Maryland

AJOT | August 21, 2012 | Intermodal

A freight train derailed while crossing an overpass west of Baltimore, spilling tons of coal on top of two 19-year-old women who were sitting on the bridge and killing them, police said. Read More »

China Coal says formed JV to build coal transportation railway in China

AJOT | August 19, 2012 | Intermodal

China Coal Energy Co Ltd has formed a joint venture, with registered capital expected to gradually increase to 54 billion yuan ($8.5 billion) from 1 billion yuan, to build and operate a coal transportation railway linking northwestern China with the rest Read More »

Next hurdles for Brazil: sticky fingers, red tape

AJOT | August 19, 2012 | Intermodal

The ministry overseeing Brazil's new $66 billion infrastructure plan was also ground zero for a spectacular corruption scandal last year in which officials allegedly demanded 5 percent kickbacks on highway construction projects and then pushed carts down Read More »

Cetip sees need for foreign money in Brazil roads, rails plan

AJOT | August 15, 2012 | Intermodal

Brazil's plan to boost infrastructure and logistics investments by 133 billion reais ($65 billion) will likely require foreign money, since local savings may not be enough to fund projects, Luiz Fernando Vendramini Fleury, chief executive of securities cl Read More »

Vale may bid for new Brazil railway rights, CEO says

AJOT | August 15, 2012 | Intermodal

Brazil's Vale SA, the world's No. 2 mining company, wants to participate in auctions for new Brazilian railway concessions, the company's chief executive, Murilo Ferreira, told reporters in Brasilia.

Vale, already Brazil's largest railway operator, ho Read More »

Brazil unveils steps to boost road, railway construction

AJOT | August 14, 2012 | Intermodal

Brazil's government unveiled measures to lure up to 133 billion reais ($66 billion) in private investment for new roads and railways needed to unclog the country's transportation bottlenecks. Read More »

CN to invest $35 million in Wisconsin to serve Superior Silica Sands frac sand plant and other produ

AJOT | August 13, 2012 | Intermodal

CN Superior Silica Sands have announced a multi-year agreement to move frac sand from a new processing plant now under construction in northern Wisconsin. Read More »