Intermodal

Penske Truck Leasing opens Garner, N.C. location

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Intermodal

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new $3.3 million state-of-the-art facility in Garner, N.C., located at 100 Laurensfield Court, in the Greenfield South Business Park. Housed on 8.5 acres, the 12,000 square-foot building offers full-service truck leasing Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line named 2010 LTL National Carrier of the Year

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Intermodal

Ryder System Inc. last night named Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. its LTL National Carrier of the Year for the second year in a row. The honor was presented to Old Dominion as part of the 2010 Ryder Carrier Quality Award recognition event, held in Novi, M Read More »

CN’s CEO Mongeau says Alberta short-line rail acquisitions, upgrades total C$400 million

AJOT | June 16, 2011 | Intermodal

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN said the company will have invested almost C$400 million to buy and rehabilitate four short-line railways serving resource-rich regions of northern Alberta by year-end 2011.

"CN has stepped u Read More »

Transnet mulls new cargo line

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Intermodal

South African freight logistics group Transnet said it may build a new rail line to the port at Richards Bay via Swaziland to free up capacity on its main coal export line.

Coal miners in South Africa have been unable to ship all their coal destined f Read More »

Transport Corp FY12 capex at 1.1 blllion rupees

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Intermodal

Transport Corp of India has earmarked about 1.1 billion rupees in FY12 to expand its fleet of trucks and ships as also its warehousing facility, a top official said at an analyst meeting. Read More »

CN to start construction of Calgary Logistics Park in summer 2011

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Intermodal

CN has announced that construction of its new Calgary Logistics Park, an investment of approximately C$200 million, will start this summer with target completion by year-end 2012. The project was first announced in February 2010.

Claude Mongeau, presi Read More »

ATRI releases updated operational costs of trucking report

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization, today released the findings of its 2011 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking. The research, which identified trucki Read More »

CP Rail stresses long-term view after weather woes

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway will have to work to earn back customer confidence lost because of recent weather woes, but it expects any drop in market share is temporary, its chief executive said.

Flooding and other weather disruptions on CP's network in Read More »

Con-way Inc. names 2011 CEO Constellation Award recipients

AJOT | June 14, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Inc. announced that it has honored five outstanding employees with its fifth annual CEO Constellation Awards. Winners were selected from throughout the enterprise as those who best exemplify the company's core values of integrity, commitment and e Read More »

TransCore’s N. American Freight Index sets another record in May as truckload rates improve

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

TransCore's North American Freight Index marked the fifth consecutive month with the highest same-month spot market freight availability in its 15-year history, up 10 percent compared to one year ago. Despite the record for the month, TransCore's May Inde Read More »

Kenya to spend more on roads, energy to raise growth

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Kenya will increases spending on roads by 11 billion shillings ($125.6 million) and nearly doubled its energy budget in 2011/12 fiscal year to facilitate economic growth, the finance minister said.

Like other countries in east Africa, Kenya has embark Read More »

Old Dominion relocates and expands San Jose Service Center

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., whose San Jose Service Center has been a fixture in the community since 2006, relocated the terminal to an expanded and upgraded facility due to sustained growth in the region.

Within the last three-and-a-half-years, th Read More »

Bomb blast hits Russian railway line

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

A bomb exploded on a railway line in Siberia, diverting train traffic but causing no injuries, Russian news agencies reported.

There was no word on who might have planted the bomb on or near train tracks in the Novosibirsk region, some 2,800 km (1,750 Read More »

EU parliament tells hauliers: polluters should pay

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Cash-strapped European governments can press ahead with charging trucks for the damage they do to infrastructure, air quality and human health, the European Parliament agreed.

Lawmakers agreed EU rules for charging hauliers for fumes and noise under c Read More »

Two US railroads accused in lawsuit of price fixing

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Privately held shipping company Oxbow Group sued two major U.S. railroads, accusing them of price gouging and adding heft to legal and political challenges of freight company business practices.

Filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Col Read More »

Cheetah Drayage helping Tropical Shipping reduce costs and improve customer service

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Cheetah Software Services, Inc., a leading provider of real-time logistics solutions for delivery, LTL, and private fleet carriers, announced that Tropical Shipping USA, LLC has implemented the SaaS-based Cheetah Drayage system to enhance their ability to Read More »

Holland receives Eastman 2010 Supplier Excellence Award

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Holland, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. is the recipient of the Eastman Chemical Company 2010 Supplier Excellence Award. This marks the fifth consecutive year Holland has received this award, which is part of the Eastman Supplier Excellence Program ( Read More »

Norfolk Southern sees no sign of double-dip

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corp's chief executive said the U.S. economy shows no signs of a double-dip recession despite slowing in the second quarter.

"We still remain convinced that the economic recovery is under way though it may proceed at a slower level th Read More »

Ryder buys European truck leasing firm for $252 mlllion

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Trucking and logistics company Ryder System Inc said it acquired U.K.-based Hill Hire plc from Lloyds Banking Group for $252 million (154 million pounds) to expand into the European leasing and rental market.

Bradford, England-based Hill Hire provides Read More »

ATA welcomes Freymiller as newest member

AJOT | June 13, 2011 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations proudly announced today that Oklahoma City-based refrigerated truckload carrier Freymiller has become its newest carrier member.

'With all of the issues facing motor carriers, particularly hours-of-service and truck prod Read More »