Union Pacific sees 1st-quarter coal volume down 7%

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Corp said its shipping volumes are up so far this year, but the railroad company expects a 7 percent drop in first-quarter coal shipments due to unusually warm winter weather. Read More »

US Senate defeats tax break for natural gas trucks

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Intermodal

A bipartisan proposal to provide tax incentives for natural gas vehicles was defeated in a Senate vote, but a key backer of the bill said it will be revised and reintroduced to address concerns from industry. Read More »

CN introducing new Prince Rupert intermodal services to better serve growing Alberta economy

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Intermodal

CN has announced new import/export container train services between the Port of Prince Rupert, B.C., and Calgary (now in operation) and Edmonton, starting in June 2012. Alberta is one of the fastest growing industrial and consumer based economies in North Read More »

INTTRA announces an alliance with Tradeshift, a global secure online electronic invoice network

AJOT | March 11, 2012 | Intermodal

INTTRA, the world's largest, most active, independent transactional network for ocean freight, and Tradeshift, a secure online electronic invoice network for B2B collaboration, have entered into a strategic alliance to enable ocean carriers and their cust Read More »

Canadian Pacific ratchets up proxy battle defense

AJOT | March 07, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., ratcheting up its defense in a proxy battle with its biggest shareholder, said its "strong" customer relationships are paying off and posted testimonials from satisfied companies. Read More »

Canadian Pacific to ship from Bakken rail terminal

AJOT | March 06, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said that it should start shipping crude oil this summer from a soon-to-be-completed oil terminal in North Dakota's prolific Bakken shale prospect. Read More »

Florida East Coast Railway names new Vice President of Sales & Marketing

AJOT | March 06, 2012 | Intermodal

Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C. (FEC) has announced that Andrew (Andy) Westhoff is joining the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing effective immediately. Read More »

Union Pacific CEO Young takes medical leave

AJOT | March 01, 2012 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Corp's Chief Executive Officer James Young, 59, is taking a medical leave of absence for pancreatic cancer treatment, the largest publicly held U.S. railroad company said. Read More »

Andersen Corporation announces fleet conversion to compressed natural gas

AJOT | February 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Andersen Corporation celebrated the grand opening of a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station near the company's Menomonie, Wisconsin plant. Located at the Cedar County Cooperative Cenex, this station provides a new alternative fuel source for A Read More »

CSX presents Partnershipping Award to Wheeling Regional Economic Development Partnership

AJOT | February 29, 2012 | Intermodal

CSX Transportation recently presented its Partnershipping Award to the Regional Economic Development Partnership (RED) in Wheeling, West Virginia, in recognition of its efforts to locate three energy-related projects that will be served by CSX. The organi Read More »

Lee Long, Southeastern Freight Lines, named TMC General Chairman

AJOT | February 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Lee Long, director of maintenance for Southeastern Freight Lines, Columbia, S.C., was installed as the 2012-2013 general chairman and treasurer of the Technology & Maintenance Council, a technical council of American Trucking Associations, during TMC's 20 Read More »

Railway for new Rio Tinto iron ore mine gets governmentt approval

AJOT | February 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Rio Tinto moved closer to co-developing a 15 million-tons-per-year iron ore deposit in Australia's Pilbara iron belt after gaining government approvals to build a new rail haul line. Read More »

UPS deploys next high-tech mobile computer to drivers

AJOT | February 29, 2012 | Intermodal

UPS announced it has begun to equip its drivers around the world with a new-generation handheld computer designed to support the business world's demands for continuous information and total mobility. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage retreated 4% in January

AJOT | February 27, 2012 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4.0% in January after surging 6.4% in December 2011. The latest contraction put the SA index at 119.4 (2000=100), down from December's record level of Read More »

Last mile visibility a growing focus for international container transport chain managers, says Aber

AJOT | February 27, 2012 | Intermodal

Carriers and 3PLs are increasingly turning to collaborative technology to eliminate blind spots that exist today in the movement, delivery and return of containers to and from the last mile ' the final customer destination. So says a new report, Intermoda Read More »

US House could scale back transportation bill

AJOT | February 26, 2012 | Intermodal

Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives may scale back a $260 billion transportation bill in order to quell controversy and improve chances of the measure winning approval in coming weeks. Read More »

Swift Transportation signs with Internet Truckstop and RMIS in efforts to increase carrier capacity

AJOT | February 23, 2012 | Intermodal

Swift Transportation has signed with Internet Truckstop, the largest Internet-based freight matching service in the transportation industry and Registry Monitoring Insurance Service (RMIS) to implement Carrier Registration Service Plus (CRS Plus). Read More »

Central Freight Lines to test Peterbilt Natural Gas Tractors

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Intermodal

Central Freight Lines (CFL), a leading less-than-truckload (LTL) for-hire common carrier, has announced its intention to test 15 new clean air tractors under a grant from the HGAC, Houston-Galveston Area Council. The latest in a series of steps the compan Read More »

CN targets C$1.75 billion in 2012 capital investments to maintain and improve its network and growth

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Intermodal

CN has announced plans to invest C$1.75 billion in 2012 to maintain and upgrade its railway network, support growth and productivity initiatives, and continue to provide customers with a high level of service. Read More »

Cosan buys into control of ALL railway

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | Intermodal

Cosan, Brazil's biggest sugar and ethanol group, agreed to pay more than double the market price for 5.7 percent of America Latina Logistica (ALL), a railway serving agricultural areas of Brazil and Argentina. Read More »