Intermodal

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 »

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index moderates in May

AJOT | June 06, 2011 | Intermodal

FTR's April Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the June Trucking Update, fell to a reading of 7.57 from a March reading of 13.30. The primary factors driving the index down were an adjustment to FTR's outlook for base shipping rate increases, as we Read More »

Spain’s Renfe to partly privatize freight transport

AJOT | June 06, 2011 | Intermodal

Spain's state railway Renfe will partly privatize freight transportation to improve service and to increase rail's freight market share to up to 10 percent by 2020, the company said.

Renfe will create three new freight companies, one for containers, o Read More »

Con-way to contribute $100,000 to Joplin disaster relief efforts

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Inc. announced it was making a $100,000 charitable contribution to support disaster relief efforts in Joplin, Missouri, which was devastated by one of the most powerful tornados in recorded U.S. history. Joplin is the headquarters of Con-way Truc Read More »

Southeastern exceeds quality standards four years in a row

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has been named Lowe's Platinum Carrier of the Year ' the highest award designation possible for the home improvement retailer.

Southeastern Read More »

Deutsche Bahn and Russian Railways RZD intend to intensify cooperation in automotive sector

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Intermodal

In Sotchi, representatives of DB Schenker Rail and TransContainer, a subsidiary of Russian Railways (RZD), in the run-up to this year's International Rail Business Forum "Transport Systems 1520 and 1435: A Strategy of Cooperation", reaffirmed the intentio Read More »

Con-way Freight honored for 2010 Fleet Safety by the California Trucking Association

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that it has been recognized by the California Trucking Association (CTA) for outstanding fleet safety performance.

In May, the company was honored with two Read More »

Stella Jones Q1 profit rises on railway tie sales

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Intermodal

Stella-Jones Inc, a maker of treated wood products, reported a 47 percent rise in first-quarter profit helped mainly by stronger railway tie sales. Read More »

CSX recognized by Department of Defense for its support of men and women in uniform

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Intermodal

CSX Corporation has been awarded the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award, given by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) agency, is the Department of Defense's highest recognition for companies that provide e Read More »

Old Dominion expands Pacific Promise’ Service to Taiwan

AJOT | June 02, 2011 | Intermodal

To meet increasing shipping demand from Asia, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has expanded its Pacific Promise' less-than-container load (LCL) service to Taiwan's three main ports, in addition to 10 ports in China where the service is already offered.

Read More »

A new global voice for shippers

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Intermodal

The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) representing shipper organizations from across the globe has talem action in Leipzig, Germany to reconstitute and restructure itself into a formal organization that will serve to represent freight shippers on key internatio Read More »

Railroads look to the highways to boost shipments

AJOT | May 30, 2011 | Intermodal

A recovering U.S. economy and rising fuel prices are giving the nation's railroads a chance to muscle in on what long has been trucker's turf -- the shipment of consumer products.

Big companies including Union Pacific Corp and CSX Corp are stepping up Read More »

US railroad execs say growth story crosses borders

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

U.S. railroads, seeing the choppy domestic economic recovery, are escalating cross-border traffic with global trade a major growth engine.

Demand for everything from U.S. coal in China and India to consumer products in Mexico is driving up volume this Read More »

New report sees trucking gains through 2022

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

After a dip during the Great Recession, the U.S. freight economy, particularly for trucking, is projected to grow significantly in the years ahead, according to American Trucking Associations' U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2022.

The Forecast Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 0.7% in April

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.7 percent in April after gaining a revised 1.9 percent in March 2011. March's increase was slightly better than the 1.7 percent ATA reported on A Read More »