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Railroads look to the highways to boost shipments

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Intermodal

A recovering U.S. economy and rising fuel prices are giving the nation's railroads a chance to muscle in on what long has been trucker's turf -- the shipment of consumer products.

Big companies including Union Pacific Corp and CSX Corp are stepping up Read More »

Premium Article  Munich show confirms logistics sector in

Manik Mehta | May 26, 2011 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

All the signs at the Transport/Logistics 2011 show of Munich pointed in the direction of a strong economic recovery that was buoying the logistics sector. Indeed, a top executive of Messe Munich, which organized the show, said that the logistics sector w Read More »

US railroad execs say growth story crosses borders

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

U.S. railroads, seeing the choppy domestic economic recovery, are escalating cross-border traffic with global trade a major growth engine.

Demand for everything from U.S. coal in China and India to consumer products in Mexico is driving up volume this Read More »

New report sees trucking gains through 2022

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

After a dip during the Great Recession, the U.S. freight economy, particularly for trucking, is projected to grow significantly in the years ahead, according to American Trucking Associations' U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2022.

The Forecast Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 0.7% in April

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.7 percent in April after gaining a revised 1.9 percent in March 2011. March's increase was slightly better than the 1.7 percent ATA reported on A Read More »

ABF driver Garcia named Champion of Change by White House

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

ABF' driver Ralph Garcia of Rio Rancho, N.M., has been named a Champion of Change as part of President Obama's Winning the Future initiative. Nominated by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), Garcia was one of 20 transportation professionals invited Read More »

Saudi Arabia completes phosphate railway

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

Saudi Arabia has completed and started trial runs on its 1,392 kilometer railway to transport phosphate and bauxite to its Gulf coast in the east, the kingdom's state news agency said.

Saudi Railway Company (SAR) built the railway linking phosphate mi Read More »

TomTom sees fleet management services growth

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Intermodal

TomTom, which provides fleet management systems to trucking firms, expects smaller rivals to go out of business in the fragmented sector in the next three to five years, an executive said.

TomTom, the Dutch company better-known for personal navigation Read More »

CSX commits additional $160 million to National Gateway

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Intermodal

CSX announced that it will invest $160 million over the next several years to complete one of the most important transportation projects in the country ' the National Gateway. This project will deliver substantial public benefits, including thousands of j Read More »

GE to build new locomotive factory in Texas

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Intermodal

General Electric Co plans to build a new factory to assemble railroad locomotives in Fort Worth, Texas, the largest U.S. conglomerate said.

The factory will employ about 500 people, cost about $96 million and begin operation next year, GE said. Read More »

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