CN conductors and brakemen ratify workplace consolidation agreement that will generate new operation

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Intermodal

CN has announced that conductors and brakemen represented by the United Transportation Union (UTU) have ratified a new labor contract that will consolidate work activities in the Company's Upper Midwest region under a single collective bargaining agreemen Read More »

CN and specialty-grain exporter reach supply chain collaboration and continuous improvement agreemen

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Intermodal

CN and Agri-Food Central Ltd. announced an agreement to improve the service delivery performance and consistency of the supply chain for specialty grains moving from Western Canada to Mexico via rail and to other markets including those in Latin America t Read More »

CN acquires more energy-efficient intermodal equipment to improve service, reduce emissions

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Intermodal

CN has announced the purchase of 200 more efficient EcoTherm containers to increase customer efficiency and help reduce energy consumption in its fast-growing temperature-sensitive intermodal markets. Products such as food, beverages, paints and pharmaceu Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index increased 1.6% in September

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.6% in September after falling a revised 0.5% in August 2011. August's decrease was more than the 0.2% drop ATA reported on September 27, 2011. T Read More »

ATA renews contract of President Graves

AJOT | October 25, 2011 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations announced earlier this week at their annual Management Conference and Exhibition it had reached an agreement on a new three-year contract with association President and CEO Bill Graves. Read More »

YRC receives National LTL Carrier of the Year Award from A.O. Smith Water Products Company

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Intermodal

YRC, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced that it has received the National LTL Carrier of the Year Award from A.O. Smith Water Products Company, a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers headquar Read More »

Rail bombs raise fear of left-wing attacks in Germany

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Intermodal

Germany stepped up security on its railways, dispatching police reinforcements to halt a campaign of arson attacks after officials found a firebomb on tracks near Berlin. Read More »

JB Hunt reports higher Q3 profit

AJOT | October 17, 2011 | Intermodal

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported higher quarterly profit that slightly beat Wall Street estimates, driven by double-digit revenue growth in three of its four divisions. Read More »

ABF earns ATA
excellence in Security Award

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

ABF' has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) for exceptional security practices'earning the 2011 Excellence in Security Award from the ATA Supply Chain Security and Loss Prevention Council. The award was presented at the Supply Cha Read More »

Celadon seeks takeover talks with USA Truck

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Trucker Celadon Group reported a 6.29 percent stake in USA Truck Inc , and said it was interested in buying its smaller rival.

In a regulatory filing, Celadon said it recently asked to meet USA Truck's management to discuss a possible association betw Read More »

CN and Agri-March’ announce supply chain collaboration agreement to drive service and…

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

CN and Agri-March', Inc. have announced that they have signed an agreement to promote greater efficiencies in the Quebec grain supply chain and to deliver better customer service.

The parties will measure performance against specific targets and ident Read More »

Con-way Multimodal opens new office in Bentonville, AK

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Multimodal, a division of Con-way Inc.'s operating unit Menlo Worldwide Logistics, has announced it opened a new branch office in Bentonville, AK., at 609 Southwest 8th Street, Suite 355. This is the fourth Con-way Multimodal location in addition Read More »

Congo invites mining firms to fund rail revamp

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Congo has opened talks with mining companies over bridging a $200 million gap left by delayed Chinese funds meant to help revamp the country's dilapidated rail network, Congolese officials said.

Under the proposed plan, mining firms would recoup any c Read More »

CSX announces significant National Gateway progress

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

CSX Transportation announced that it has work completed or construction underway at one-third of the clearance projects included in the National Gateway, keeping the major American infrastructure initiative on track for completion by 2015. Read More »

Four unions at CN’s Algoma Central Railway (ACR) subsidiary ratify new collective agreement

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

CN announced the ratification of a new labour contract by four unions represented by the Associated Railway Unions of Algoma Central. The unions are the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Maintenance of Way Division, Canadian Auto Workers, International Ass Read More »

Kernersville FedEx ground hub bolsters Piedmont Triad’s logistics reputation

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

The new FedEx Ground hub opened on schedule this month, bringing the highly anticipated project to fruition.

The roughly 400,000-square-foot hub on Old Greensboro Road is important because it will help bolster the Triad's reputation as a logistics and Read More »

Locomotives upgraded for European rail freight services on High Speed 1

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Rail (UK) Ltd is to upgrade five Class 92 locomotives for rail freight operations on High Speed 1, as it continues with its plans to introduce regular services on Britain's only European sized railway.

These powerful locomotives, which ope Read More »

Mexico says trucks to cross US border within weeks

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Mexican trucks will start crossing the U.S. border again in a couple of weeks, reducing transportation costs between the two neighbors by some 15 percent, Mexico's Economy Minister Bruno Ferrari said.

The resolution of the long-standing cross-border t Read More »

Obama intervenes in US. freight rail dispute

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

President Barack Obama intervened in stalled contract negotiations at the largest U.S. freight railroads, heading off a potential strike by locomotive engineers that could have disrupted shipping nationally.

Signing an executive order to create a pres Read More »

Saudi cabinet OKs rail connecting east, west coasts

AJOT | October 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Saudi Arabia approved plans to build a freight and passenger railway connecting its western port of Jeddah with the eastern ports of Dammam and Jubail, president of the Saudi Railway Organisation said in an statement.

The 950 kilometre railway project Read More »