Intermodal

TransCore special report: broker rates exceed shippers’ in 24% of US lanes in Q2

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Intermodal

Trucking companies received the highest truckload rates from freight brokers and other intermediaries in 24 percent of routes in the U.S. throughout the second quarter, according to a new report released today by 'Spot Market Rates vs. Contract Rates,' is Read More »

Congress should move forward with critical 21st century transportation infrastructure investments

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Intermodal

President Obama has called on Congress to extend the Surface Transportation Bill and the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization. The BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director David Foster:

'President Obama ca 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 L. 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 »

Con-way Truckload announces exclusive benefits package for owner-operators

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Truckload, a full-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced a new program under which owner-operators will have the opportunity to obtain health care benefits provided by a third-party insurance carrier.

The program, known a 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 »

DHL protects customer cargo with security monitoring centers

AJOT | August 22, 2011 | Intermodal

DHL continues strengthening its security offering and strategy via its new Security Monitoring Centers. The Centers track ground shipments from their point of origin to the final destination in Latin America using the latest technology. By using a geoloca 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 »

RailAmerica development efforts to add carloads, grow local businesses

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

In the first six months of 2011, thirty-four customers have announced plans to build, expand or re-open facilities on RailAmerica railroads. When completed over the next 12-to-18 months and operating at full production, the thirty-four projects are expect 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 »

Opening of the UK to European sized rail freight celebrated with locomotive naming

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

The opening of the UK to the operation of regular European sized freight trains on High Speed 1 was on August 17th, celebrated by the naming of a high speed freight locomotive.

The naming ceremony took place at DB Schenker Rail's Channel Tunnel depot 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 »

Old Dominion Freight Line to expand its presence in Indianapolis

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Mayor Greg Ballard joined executives from Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has announced a major expansion of the company's regional hub in Indianapolis.

Old Dominion will invest nearly $22 million to upgrade and enhance its existing facility at 3915 W. Read More »