Intermodal

India’s IL&FS Transportation expects to hit order target

AJOT | January 03, 2012 | Intermodal

Infrastructure builder IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd expects to achieve its order book target for the fiscal year ending March, even though project wins have been below expectations, Managing Director K. Ramchand said. Read More »

CN completes merger of DMIR, DWP into Wisconsin Central

AJOT | December 29, 2011 | Intermodal

CN has announced it will complete the merger of three of its U.S. operating subsidiaries on Dec. 31, 2011. The merger of Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company (DMIR), Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company (DWP), and Wisconsin Central Ltd. Read More »

Heartland Express awarded 2011 Carrier of the Year from Sam’s (Walmart)

AJOT | December 29, 2011 | Intermodal

Heartland Express, Inc, a transportation industry leader for customer service in the truckload market, has been recognized by Walmart as the 2011 Sam's Carrier of the Year. Walmart has recognized Heartland in each of the past 5 years with a service award. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index edged 0.3% higher in November

AJOT | December 22, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.3% in November after rising a revised 0.4% in October 2011. October's increase was slightly less than the 0.5% gain ATA reported on November 22, Read More »

US opts against lowering daily trucker hours

AJOT | December 22, 2011 | Intermodal

The Obama administration decided against a cut in truckers' daily hours behind the wheel, to the dismay of safety advocates, but made other changes aimed at fighting driver fatigue. Read More »

CN and United Steelworkers reach tentative agreement to renew labor contract

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Intermodal

CN and the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2004 have announced that they have reached a tentative agreement to renew the labour contract for approximately 2,800 maintenance-of-way employees in Canada. The current agreement is scheduled to expire on Dec. 3 Read More »

CN receives Toyota Canada’s Carrier of the Year Award for 2011

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Toyota presents the award annually to the railway or truck carrier that has exhibited the best performance for the automaker in the key performance areas of transit time, quality and customer service. Read More »

Ethiopia signs Djibouti railway deal with China

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Ethiopia signed an agreement with a Chinese state-run firm to build the final section of a railway line that will link its capital Addis Ababa to the tiny Red Sea state of Djibouti, an official said. Read More »

Rail freight companies present their requirements for the most important European Corridor

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Recently in Berlin the CEOs of four rail freight companies, DB Schenker Rail (Germany), TX Logistik (Germany), SBB Cargo (Switzerland) and BLS Cargo (Switzerland), presented their requirements for the development of the European rail freight transport cor Read More »

Train derails in Guinea, RUSAL says ops unaffected

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Intermodal

A supply train fell off the tracks on a railway connecting UC RUSAL's Friguia alumina refinery in Guinea with a port, a company official said. Read More »

Viterra and CN sign new service agreement

AJOT | December 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Viterra Inc. ("Viterra") and Canadian National Railway ("CN") have announced that they have signed a new service improvement agreement, which will strengthen Viterra's rail-based supply chain with CN. Read More »

CN and TCRC reach tentative agreement to renew labor contract for locomotive engineers in Canada

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Intermodal

CN and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) announced today that they have reached a tentative agreement to renew the labour contract for approximately 1,800 CN locomotive engineers in Canada. Read More »

Indonesia close to passing land law to speed infrastructure

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Indonesia's parliament is likely to pass a long-delayed land bill next week, a move that investors hope will speed up land acquisition to spur infrastructure development in Southeast Asia's biggest economy. Read More »

Turnover rate for truckload drivers rises for fourth straight quarter

AJOT | December 13, 2011 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said the turnover rate for truckload drivers at large fleets rose to 89% in the third quarter of 2011, the fourth straight quarterly increase. Read More »

CP Rail boosts oil shipments from Canadian Bakken

AJOT | December 08, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said it is expanding shipments of crude oil from Saskatchewan as part of a plan to take advantage of surging production from the Bakken shale oil region that straddles the Canada-United States border. Read More »

Agreements lift threat of immediate US rail strike

AJOT | December 04, 2011 | Intermodal

Major US freight railroads said on Thursday they had dodged the imminent threat of a national rail strike by reaching tentative contract agreements with two big unions. Read More »

China may channel reserves to US. infrastructure

AJOT | December 04, 2011 | Intermodal

China may channel part of its huge pool of foreign exchange reserves into investment in U.S. infrastructure, including rail and transportation networks, Commerce Minister Chen Deming said. Read More »

Con-way Truckload raises nearly $65,000 in Annual Truckloads of Treasures Holiday Giving Campaign

AJOT | December 04, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Truckload, a full-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. announced that its employees raised approximately $65,000 in the company's 18th Annual Truckloads of Treasures holiday giving campaign. In addition to nearly matching last year's c Read More »

Pershing sees progress in talks with Canadian Pacific

AJOT | December 04, 2011 | Intermodal

Pershing Square Capital Management said its talks with Canadian Pacific Railway, Canada's No 2, railway, have so far been productive. Read More »

Bombardier wins $214 mln railway contract in India

AJOT | December 01, 2011 | Intermodal

Bombardier Inc's train unit received a contract worth $214.4 million (11.2 billion Indian rupees) to make railway equipment for India's Mumbai Railway Vikas Corp (MRVC). Read More »