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Senate Committee votes to end railroads’ special interest loophole

AJOT | March 03, 2011 | Intermodal

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation that would remove the antitrust exemptions currently exploited by the freight railroad industry. The bipartisan bill, the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act, S. 49, was introduced by Senator Herb K Read More »

US Senate panel clears rail antitrust bill

AJOT | March 03, 2011 | Intermodal

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation that would strip freight railroads of their antitrust exemptions.

The measure in the Democratic-led Senate was approved 14 to 1, but its future was uncertain in the Republican-led House of Repre Read More »

Obama, Calderon make progress on trucking dispute

AJOT | March 03, 2011 | Intermodal

U.S. President Barack Obama said the United States and Mexico had agreed on a way to solve a long-simmering cross-border trucking dispute that has hurt trade between the two neighbors.

"After nearly 20 years, we finally have found a clear path to reso Read More »

China suspends second senior railway official

AJOT | March 01, 2011 | Intermodal

China suspended a second senior railways official, the latest official to be implicated in a corruption probe that led to the dismissal of Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun in February.

Zhang Shuguang, the 55-year-old deputy chief engineer at the minist Read More »

China Railway suspends Libya projects, evacuates workers

AJOT | March 01, 2011 | Intermodal

China Railway Group , the country's biggest railroad builder, said it was suspending its three projects in Libya as it evacuates workers due to escalating violence in the African nation.

The total contract value of the three rail projects is $4.24 bil Read More »

YRC lenders to take substantial equity in trucker

AJOT | March 01, 2011 | Intermodal

YRC Worldwide said it has reached a deal with lenders and union workers for a "comprehensive restructuring" of its tenuous finances that will substantially dilute existing shares but stabilize the company.

YRC officials would not disclose the financia Read More »

Mountain Valley Express Las Vegas relocation

AJOT | March 01, 2011 | Intermodal

Effective March 1st, 2011, Mountain Valley Express will be relocated into its new facility from Southwest Las Vegas to North Las Vegas. Read More »

India to bolster fresh food distribution network

AJOT | February 27, 2011 | Intermodal

India, keen to restrain rising food inflation, took steps in its national budget to spruce up fresh food distribution systems by building cold storage facilities and making more loans available to farmers.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is str Read More »

CP Railway, union ratify deal

AJOT | February 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union ratified a new deal they had reached earlier this month.

Unionized workers at CP, Canada's No. 2 carrier, voted earlier this month to give their union a strike mandate in case talk Read More »

India railways estimate 993 mlllion tons freight in 2011/12

AJOT | February 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Indian Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee estimated a freight traffic of 993 million tons in the coming financial year, in her third annual budget for state-run Indian Railways to parliament. (Reuters) Read More »

China railways minister dismissed

AJOT | February 27, 2011 | Intermodal

China's railways minister, a key figure behind the investment boom in the sector, has been dismissed after he was under investigation for "serious disciplinary violations", the official Xinhua news agency reported.

"The Standing Committee of the Natio Read More »

ATA supports proposed ban on hand-held phone use by drivers

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations announced its support of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposed prohibition on the use of hand-held mobile phones, though it urged the agency to allow the use of hands free devices, citing agency rese Read More »

Colombia truckers’ strike could affect food prices

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Intermodal

Following are selected highlights from a report issued by a U.S. Department of Agriculture attache in Colombia:

"The Colombian Truckers' Association is striking in protest of the government's efforts to eliminate their freight rate table, which will m Read More »

Mullen Q4 profit up on higher demand

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Intermodal

Mullen Group , a trucking and logistics company that mostly serves the Canadian oilfield sector, posted a nearly threefold rise in its quarterly profit, helped by increased drilling for oil and gas and stronger demand for its transportation services. Read More »

Colombia Cerrejon says coal exports normal after bomb

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Intermodal

Coal exports from major Colombian producer Cerrejon remained normal after a bombing halted a rail line in the second attack on its operations in around a month, police and the company.

Colombia, the world's No. 5 coal exporter, has seen a drop in viol Read More »

YRC Worldwide receives ‘STRONG’ Carrier of the Year Award from FreightCenter.com

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Intermodal

FreightCenter.com, a nationwide provider of online freight and logistics software and services, has announced YRC Worldwide Inc., a leading transportation service provider, as the first recipient of its STRONG Certified Carrier of the Year Award. YRCW ear Read More »

Ohio trucking exec says traffic congestion is choking nation’s economy

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Intermodal

Keith Tuttle, president of Motor Carrier Services Inc., Northwood, Ohio, told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that congestion is choking the nation's supply chain and economy.

'As the owner of a small trucking company of 90 truck Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index surged 3.8% in January

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 3.8 percent in January after rising a revised 2.5 percent in December 2010. The latest jump put the SA index at 117.1 (2000=100) in January, which Read More »

Trucking exec says investment needed to improve access to ports

AJOT | February 23, 2011 | Intermodal

Dick Coyle, president of Devine Intermodal, West Sacramento, Calif., told members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that Congress needed to invest in one of the biggest chokepoints in the nation's transportation system: ports. Read More »

DWS sees Chinese rail steering infrastructure boom

AJOT | February 21, 2011 | Intermodal

Europe's fifth-biggest fund manager, DWS, sees China's rail sector as offering major growth opportunities for investors within the infrastructure sector, a manager of its infrastructure-themed fund said.

The Chinese government plans to spend $120 bill Read More »