Intermodal

FMCSA manipulates HOS fatigue factor

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

In an effort to rationalize a change in federal Hours of Service (HOS) requirements for professional truck drivers, the U.S. DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) misapplied its own crash numbers so as to elevate driver fatigue as a ca Read More »

Farm animals need comfort in transport

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Farm animals need comfortable space, temperature and other conditions when they are transported, the European Union's food safety agency said, adding to the bloc's efforts to prgtect animal welfare.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said it wa Read More »

K.L. Harring joins CargoNet’ to help combat cargo theft

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

K.L. Harring Transportation LLC, a leading provider of logistics services to the U.S. pharmaceutical, retail, and consumer manufacturing industries, announced it has joined CargoNet' (http://www.cargonet.com) as a charter member. Keith Harring, president of K.L. Read More »

Con-Way says Q4 operating income at key unit to fall

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

U.S. trucking and logistics company Con-way Inc expects quarterly operating income at its key less-than-truckload division to fall by about a third due to higher healthcare costs.

Con-Way expects the unit, Con-Way Freight, which contributes about 60 p Read More »

Emirates’ next ambition: lay down railway in desert

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

United Arab Emirates boasts the world's tallest building, a man-made island in the shape of a palm and is about to take its next ambitious step - linking cities by rail over the desert.

Already investing heavily in airlines and airports, as well as ro Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line welcomes Metz as VP & Assistant General Counsel

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced that Walt Metz joined the company's legal department as vice president and assistant general counsel.

A 29-year veteran in legal affairs, Metz's experience includes counseling both privately and publicly held c Read More »

IMS Vienna to take over activities of ICF’s Business Unit West

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

IMS Intermove Systems Speditions- und Transport GmbH in Vienna takes over the activities of ICF Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA (in liquidation) Business Unit West.

ICF continues operating the below mentioned transport relations until 30 January 2011. Th Read More »

CN to launch EcoRide, the first environmentally friendly container chassis in the N. American interm

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

CN will launch EcoRide in April 2011. EcoRide is a new container chassis expected to reduce fuel consumption in CN's trucking of containers to and from its intermodal terminals by eight to 10 per cent. Read More »

Trans Eurasia Logistics and InterRail services GmbH enter into ‘Ostwind’ operations partnership

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

At the beginning of January, Trans Eurasia Logistics (TEL) took over transport services for the 'Ostwind' container block trains which run between Germany and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The company has established a common operations pl Read More »

Russia rail freight up 8.8% in 2010

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Russian rail freight, a barometer for broad economic health in the vast country where trains are a key means of transport, rose 8.8 percent in 2010, broadly in line with expectations, Russian Railways said. Read More »

Union Pacific is on the right track in 2011

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Corp , the third-largest U.S. railroad is poised to report one of its best years in its more than 140-year history, and could enjoy a stronger 2011 as the economy picks up, according to an article in Barron's.

With oil prices rising, mak Read More »

Train crash halts Dutch-German freight line

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

A collision between a passenger train with 146 people on board and an empty goods train in the east of the Netherlands halted rail transport on an important freight route to Germany. Police said the Germany-bound ICE international passenger train operated Read More »

Kazakhstan rail firm sees profit rise in 2011

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Kazakhstan's state rail company, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, expects a rise in net profits this year of at least 5.9 percent as it transports more goods across Central Asia's largest economy, the head of the company said. Read More »

Sumitomo, Nippon Sharyo get Taiwan rail car order

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Intermodal

The Taiwan Railways Administration said it has ordered 136 rail cars worth T$10.6 billion ($363 million) from Sumitomo Corp, Japan's No. 3 trading company, and rail equipment maker Nippon Sharyo.

The two Japanese companies will begin by supplying 16 c Read More »

TRAC Intermodal’s Rubin elected IANA Chairman for 2011

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Intermodal

The Board of Directors of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) announced the results of its election for 2011 officers. Steve Rubin, President & CEO, TRAC Intermodal was elected by the Board as its new Chairman. Rubin, who succeeds Stephen Read More »

US proposes to open roads to Mexican trucks

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Intermodal

The Obama administration proposed a new inspection and monitoring regime to permit long-haul trucks from Mexico on U.S. highways after years of delays over safety concerns and political wrangling.

The Transportation Department's compromise seeks to re Read More »

Greenbrier narrows Q1 loss, says to break even in Q2

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Intermodal

Railroad equipment supplier Greenbrier Cos Inc posted a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss, helped by higher railcar deliveries, and expects to break even in the second quarter.

Greenbrier, which builds and maintains railroad freight cars, said it Read More »

Jefferies starts transportation, freight companies with buy

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Intermodal

Jefferies & Co started coverage of a slew of U.S. transportation and logistics companies, including FedEx Corp , United Parcel Service and Canadian Pacific Railway, with a "buy" rating, citing improved pricing.

The brokerage also said earnings of rail Read More »

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America announces new Jungheinrich’ warehouse products for US

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Intermodal

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a leading provider of forklift trucks in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Latin America, announced the addition of three new Jungheinrich'-branded warehouse products to its North American product l Read More »

New rail product from DB Schenker links Oslo and Narvik

AJOT | January 09, 2011 | Intermodal

DB Schenker's new product connects the Norwegian capital Oslo to the Arctic Circle town of Narvik. The national company Schenker AS now offers regular rail transports on the 1,960 kilometer route. The DB Schenker North Rail Express brings consumer goods, Read More »