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 »

Insource saves clients over $1 Billion on parcel shipping

AJOT | August 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Insource Spend Management Group, a leading provider of third party rate negotiation services, announced it has hit a milestone of exceeding $1 billion in parcel savings for its clients. Many Fortune 500 clients have individually saved tens of millions by Read More »

Domestic container volume continues to surge in second quarter

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Domestic and international intermodal volumes posted solid gains in Q2 2011, according to a report released today by the Intermodal Association of North America. IANA's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report notes that domestic container volume grew Read More »

Old Dominion names Nowak VP of Midwest Region

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has named Darek Nowak vice president of the company's Midwest Region.

Nowak has more than 20 years of experience in the transportation industry and has been with Old Dominion for 13 years. He previously served as manager Read More »

LeanLogistics launches LeanFleet’ for fleet routing and optimization

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

LeanLogistics, a global solutions provider of transportation management system (TMS) applications and supply chain services, announced today the launch of LeanFleet', fleet routing and optimization technology.

LeanFleet is a web-based application util Read More »

Freight solution to searing gas prices: intermodal transportation

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

With escalating gas prices, stricter government highway safety regulations and increased demands to protect the environment, manufacturers are aggressively seeking the most efficient means for transporting products to market. Intermodal freight transporta Read More »

Stella Jones Q2 profit rises on demand for railway ties

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Stella Jones, a maker of railway ties and treated wood utility poles for electricity and telecom companies, reported a higher second-quarter profit on strong demand for maintenance and special projects.

The company also raised its semi-annual dividend Read More »

Central Freight Lines founder inducted into Texas Transportation Hall of Honor

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Central Freight Lines (CFL), a leading less-than-truckload (LTL) for-hire common carrier, has announced its founder, William Woody Callan, was inducted into the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) Hall of Honor. Mr. Callan becomes the 33rd member of the Read More »