ATA truck tonnage index edged 0.2% lower in August

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.2% in August after falling a revised 0.8% in July 2011. July's decrease was less than the 1.3% ATA reported on August 23, 2011. The latest drop p Read More »

New England Central Railroad Hurricane Recovery

AJOT | September 14, 2011 | Intermodal

Hurricane Irene swept across New England impacting communities and the New England Central Railroad (NECR), which runs between the Canadian border near St. Albans, Vt., and New London, Ct. Crews have been working to rebuild sections of the railroad hit w Read More »

US safety board pushes for trucker cellphone ban

AJOT | September 14, 2011 | Intermodal

The U.S. government should ban truckers from using cellphones while driving except in emergencies, transportation safety investigators said.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendation came after it mostly blamed a fiery Kentucky cr Read More »

Union Pacific: US consumer is wild card

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

US consumer confidence is at a two-year low and proving to be a real test for this year's late-starting peak shipping season, Jim Young, Union Pacific Corp's chief executive, told Reuters.

The peak season, which includes fall harvest and Christmas shi Read More »

Russian Railways cuts 2011 cargo growth forecast

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Russian state railway monopoly Russian Railways has cut its forecast for cargo shipments growth this year to 3.0-3.3 percent from 5 percent, chief executive Vladimir Yakunin said.

Rail cargo is seen as a barometer for the Russian economy as a whole, a Read More »

Averitt Express and Transite Technology announce partnership

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Averitt Express and Transite Technology have agreed upon a partnership that enables the carrier to offer Transite's transportation management products as part of the Averitt Transportation and Operations Management System (ATOM System'). Along with Transi Read More »

Mexico aims for October end to US trucking dispute

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

The Mexican government aims to scrap in October the rest of the retaliatory duties it imposed on certain U.S. farm and industrial goods during a trucking dispute, the Economy Ministry said.

On July 6, Mexico said it would cut in half the duties on 99 Read More »

ABF establishing Asian offices
to augment its global solutions

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Continuing its global expansion, ABF' is now operating with offices in Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, India and Sri Lanka. These locations are in addition to current ABF offices in Ch Read More »

CSX sees up to $15 mlllion Irene impact, affirms view

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Hurricane Irene's net hit to CSX Corp's earnings came to $10 million to $15 million, the railroad's chief financial officer estimated.

In a broadly moderating economy, most markets are performing at or above second-quarter growth rates, CFO Oscar Muno Read More »

New engineering analysis of Maine bridges supports case for heavier, six-axle trucks on interstates

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of more than 180 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal vehicle weight limits on interstate highways, today encouraged members of Congress to review new eng Read More »

CSX updates status of storm recovery

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Intermodal

Significant progress is being made in the restoration of freight rail service on storm-impacted areas of CSX. Employees have been working around the clock to clear debris, inspect infrastructure, make repairs, reposition locomotives, and restore power. Read More »

Russia Railways restricts grain shipments to Novorossiysk

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Intermodal

Russian Railways said that it has restricted grain shipments to the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, Russia's leading grain exporter, due to congestion on the rail lines as traders move to bring this year's crop to international markets.

It said that r Read More »

Railserve acquires assets of Spring Ridge Rail Services

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Intermodal

Railserve, Inc., the leading North American provider of in-plant rail switching and associated services, has acquired inventory and production equipment from Spring Ridge Rail Services of Hughes Springs, Texas. With these additional resources, Railserve Read More »

TransCore special report: broker rates exceed shippers’ in 24% of US lanes in Q2

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Intermodal

Trucking companies received the highest truckload rates from freight brokers and other intermediaries in 24 percent of routes in the U.S. throughout the second quarter, according to a new report released today by 'Spot Market Rates vs. Contract Rates,' is Read More »

Congress should move forward with critical 21st century transportation infrastructure investments

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Intermodal

President Obama has called on Congress to extend the Surface Transportation Bill and the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization. The BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director David Foster:

'President Obama ca Read More »

Transnet says proposed split needs debate

AJOT | August 29, 2011 | Intermodal

The head of South Africa's logistics group Transnet said that it was "inappropriate" to speak about a split of the freight rail unit from the group at this time and that the matter needed more debate before a decision is made.

Quoting proposals by the Read More »

Building on performance, the scheduled grain service plan

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Intermodal

CN grain car unloads at Canadian west coast ports reached near-record levels in the 2010-2011 crop year ended on July 31.

CN moved more than 125,000 grain cars to export terminals at the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert during the crop year -- the Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 1.3% in July

AJOT | August 24, 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 increase was slightly less than the 2.8% ATA reported on July 26, 2011. The latest pu Read More »

Russia mulls 20-30% rail tariff on coal exports

AJOT | August 24, 2011 | Intermodal

Russia's Transport Ministry could levy a 20-30 percent tariff on coal shipped to export markets in order to fund the expansion of the railway grid, sources at the ministry and the RZhD state rail monopoly told Kommersant daily.

The sources told the ne Read More »

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 »