Intermodal

ATA truck tonnage increased 0.5% in February

AJOT | March 26, 2012 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.5% in February after falling 4.6% in January. (January's decrease was more than the preliminary 4% drop we reported on February 28th.) The latest ga Read More »

CP Rail says operating performance sets records

AJOT | March 26, 2012 | Intermodal

Operations at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, whose chief executive is battling a fierce challenge from the company's biggest shareholder, are setting records for performance this year, CEO Fred Green said.

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CP Rail’s

AJOT | March 26, 2012 | Intermodal

If Fred Green has an Achilles' heel as leader of industry-laggard Canadian Pacific Railway, it may be the quintessential Canadian qualities of good manners and kindness. Read More »

NASSTRAC intervenes in hours of service court appeal to oppose reduced driving time

AJOT | March 26, 2012 | Intermodal

On March 23, NASSTRAC (the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) intervened in the court appeal brought by Public Citizen and other interests as to the most recent hours of service decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Read More »

Boehner, Reid talks may end US transport bill standoff

AJOT | March 26, 2012 | Intermodal

Republican and Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress held talks over an extension of transport construction authority that would avert project shutdowns and give House Speaker John Boehner a shorter window to resolve Republican divisions over a signatur Read More »

Argentine grains truckers agree to lift strike

AJOT | March 25, 2012 | Intermodal

Argentine grain truckers have reached a deal to end a four-day-old strike over hauling rates that had delayed deliveries to export ports, a spokeswoman for the drivers said. Read More »

Italian truckers’ strike seen crippling car deliveries

AJOT | March 25, 2012 | Intermodal

A bitter Italian truckers' strike is seen cutting car deliveries by 40 percent in March, adding to the pain on the country's hard-pressed auto sector, carmakers said, with top producer Fiat planning to halt production at two plants next week. Read More »

Old Dominion opens new container drayage facility in California

AJOT | March 25, 2012 | Intermodal

Following a 35 percent increase in container drayage shipments nationwide during the first quarter of 2012*, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. opened its second container drayage facility in California. Read More »

Argentine grains truckers agree to lift strike

AJOT | March 22, 2012 | Intermodal

Argentine grain truckers have reached a deal to end a four-day-old strike over hauling rates that had delayed deliveries to export ports, a spokeswoman for the drivers said. Read More »

CN to acquire 161 locomotives to handle expected traffic increases

AJOT | March 22, 2012 | Intermodal

CN announced a major locomotive acquisition program to accommodate anticipated traffic growth and to improve operational efficiency, enabling the railway to better serve its customers. Read More »

CP Rail nominates activist investor to board

AJOT | March 22, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd nominated activist investor William Ackman for election to its board of directors, the latest twist in a drawn-out proxy battle with his Pershing Square Capital Management. Read More »

Argentine grains truck strike goes into 4th day

AJOT | March 21, 2012 | Intermodal

Argentina's striking truck drivers will keep their rigs parked for a fourth straight day on Thursday, as concern grows that the protest could slow soy exports from one of the world's key suppliers. Read More »

CN to acquire 161 locomotives to handle expected traffic increases

AJOT | March 21, 2012 | Intermodal

CN announced a major locomotive acquisition program to accommodate anticipated traffic growth and to improve operational efficiency, enabling the railway to better serve its customers. Read More »

Getloaded introduces new value-based pricing structure

AJOT | March 21, 2012 | Intermodal

Getloaded introduces the lowest priced load board membership in the trucking industry for $29.99 per month. Read More »

NRF joins Rally for Roads, urges House to move quickly on Transportation Spending Bill



AJOT | March 19, 2012 | Intermodal

The National Retail Federation joined more than a dozen other trade associations at a 'Rally for Roads' on the National Mall, calling on the House to move quickly on its version of legislation to reauthorize federal transportation spending.

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Old Dominion Freight Line named best LTL National Carrier by Mastio & Company

AJOT | March 19, 2012 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. was honored as the No. 1 less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier by Mastio & Company as part of the company's 2011 Value and Loyalty Benchmarking Study. Read More »

Aerofficient unveils ‘Slider’ fairing

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Intermodal

Aerofficient, leading designers and manufacturers of aerodynamic enhancement devices for heavy-duty truck trailers, has announced that production of its Slider side fairing for on-highway trailers will begin in April. The unique, patent pending system, au Read More »

Poll shows bulk of CP Rail shareholders want change

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Intermodal

A poll of about a third of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd shareholders found that 91 percent of them want management change at Canada's No. 2 railroad, which is the target of a shake-up campaign by activist investor Pershing Square Capital Management. Read More »

TransCore DAT spot market freight up 24% in February

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Intermodal

TransCore's DAT' North American Freight index was up 24 percent in February compared to January, but declined 5.2 percent compared to February 2011 when the spot market recorded unseasonably strong freight volumes. In seven of the last ten years February Read More »

Canadian Pacific, Unimin strike frack sand deal

AJOT | March 15, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway said it will provide exclusive rail service to Unimin Corp to transport frack sand from a Wisconsin facility the industrial mineral producer expects to open in 2013. Read More »