Intermodal

Special interests challenge RailAmerica safety plan

AJOT | April 24, 2011 | Intermodal

A special-interest group consisting of the American Chemistry Council; the Chlorine Institute, Inc.; The Fertilizer Institute; and PPG Industries, Inc., filed a complaint before the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) seeking to halt implementation Read More »

DOJ, DOT & USDA to review lack of rail competition, impact on US exporters

AJOT | April 19, 2011 | Intermodal

The U.S. Departments of Transportation, Justice and Agriculture filed comments about the need for the Surface Transportation Board to take a serious look at how the lack of competition in the railroad industry is hindering U.S. exporters, particularly agr Read More »

173 ICF container wagons put up for auction

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Intermodal

The liquidator responsible for winding up the affairs of Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA has released 173 of the container wagons in the ICF wagon fleet for online auction. Bids for these vehicles must be submitted by April 28th. Read More »

Con-way Freight donates historic first tractor to Iowa 80 Trucking Museum

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced it donated 'Ole Number One,' a 1983 Ford CL 9000 cab-over tractor, to the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum at a commemorative ceremony. Ole Number One Read More »

JB Hunt Q1 profit beat estimates on intermodal revenue

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Intermodal

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc's first-quarter results beat analyst estimates on robust intermodal segment revenue.

Intermodal revenues rose 23 percent on a shift in shipping demand spurred by higher fuel prices prices and capacity shortages in the Read More »

NGA, NCSL, NACO, NLC release guiding principles on surface transportation

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Intermodal

State and local officials believe that any new national vision for surface transportation requires a strong partnership among all levels of government and should follow guiding principles released jointly by the National Governors Association (NGA), the N Read More »

Old Dominion kicks off Nationwide Truck Tour in Tampa

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. kicked off its third annual truck tour with a stop in Tampa on April 13th.

The Old Dominion Tampa Service Center hosted the first of seven stops on the 2011 Old Dominion Truck Tour. Each stop is a day-long event aimed at Read More »

BNSF Railway closes lines due to Red River flooding

AJOT | April 14, 2011 | Intermodal

The biggest railway in the Red River Valley has closed some lines due to flooding, as river levels rise and swamp fields.

BNSF Railway Co said it halted service on half-dozen rail lines in North Dakota, including around Grand Forks, Minot and Bismarck Read More »

Increased hiring and rising turnover indicate economic recovery

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Intermodal

Hiring in the trucking industry picked up in the fourth quarter of 2010, which coupled with an increase in the turnover rate for linehaul truckload drivers portend increased demand for drivers as the economy recovers.

According to ATA's quarterly truc Read More »

TransCore’s North American freight index sees 3rd straight month of record volume

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Intermodal

TransCore's North American Freight Index records the highest spot market truckload freight volume for the month of March since the North American Freight Index was established in 1986. Similar records were set in January and February of this year. March t Read More »

UAE’s rail network on track, sees strong bidding

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Intermodal

The United Arab Emirates' Etihad Rail will award the first contract to build a national rail network in the next three to four months, its CEO said, adding that regional unrest would not delay its plans.

The UAE has so far escaped pro-democracy protes Read More »

Train running late? Blame high copper prices

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Intermodal

Thieves lured by surging copper prices are creating a nightmare for European railways, sparking large-scale disruption, eroding profits and damaging their reputations.

Operators are pouring money into high-tech security measures they hope will prevent Read More »

US would permit Mexico trucks in 3-year program

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Intermodal

Long-haul trucks from Mexico would be allowed to operate throughout the United States for up to three years under a pilot plan aimed at reviving a politically sensitive trade program stalled for years.

The U.S. Transportation Department released a pro Read More »

CN, Earth Day Canada sign five-year partnership agreement

AJOT | April 12, 2011 | Intermodal

CN and Earth Day Canada (EDC) announced today a five-year partnership agreement under which EDC will support a CN program to encourage environmental values and initiatives among CN employees across North Arica.

Working at key North American CN offices Read More »

Premium Article  Quonset Point secures Federal rail grant

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Energy | Intermodal

The Port of Davisville/Quonset Point received a major boost last week, as the US Department of Transportation awarded $4.5 million for freight and commuter rail links. But the rail development is but one aspect as a study targets offshore wind power stagi Read More »

Deutsche Bahn takes whisper brake a stage further

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Intermodal

Deutsche Bahn is speeding up the Europe-wide introduction of whisper brakes: the 'Europe Train', which has been traveling throughout Europe since December, arriving in Berlin after putting a new type of whisper brake ' the LL block ' through its paces bef Read More »

Freight train from China arrived in Duisburg after traveling 10,300 kilometers

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Intermodal

A container train from Chongqing in China arrived in Duisburg after traveling for scarcely 16 days. For the 10,300-kilometer journey along the so-called Southern route, the DB Schenker train, which was commissioned by a global company, completed the journ Read More »

CN makes acquisition of 1,000-plus domestic containers

AJOT | April 10, 2011 | Intermodal

-CN announced the acquisition of more than 1,000 new domestic containers to better serve manufacturers and distributors of grocery and consumer goods in domestic markets across Canada and grow the railway's participation in the segment. Read More »

‘Cold Train Intermodal’ celebrates successful one-year anniversary

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Intermodal

Cold Train was spun off from Rail Logistics (of Overland Park, KS). According to Chris Mnichowski, the Owner and President of CTI Freight Systems, the parent company of Cold Train Intermodal (dba "Cold Train"), "We needed to direct our time, talents and r Read More »

South African rail derailment lost 500,000 tons of export coal

AJOT | April 03, 2011 | Intermodal

A derailment on South Africa's rail lines to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal has lost around 500,000 tons of export coal, industry sources said.

The accident, which took place on the line near Ermelo in the northeastern province of Mpumalanga, shut two Read More »