Intermodal

TRAC Intermodal announces the West Coast Metro Pool in Oakland & Los Angeles, CA

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | Intermodal

TRAC Intermodal announces the opening of its West Coast Metro Pool in Oakland and Los Angeles, CA, beginning operation on December 1, 2010.

The West Coast Metro Pool will provide chassis to the intermodal drayage community and steamship lines Read More »

Greenbrier Q4 loss wider than expected; sees loss in Q1

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Railroad equipment supplier Greenbrier Cos Inc posted a wider-than-expected quarterly loss, hurt by lower new railcar deliveries and a slowdown in marine production rates, and said it expects to report a net loss for the current quarter.

Reve Read More »

NASSTRAC calls for release of proposed hours of service rules

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Intermodal

A recurring theme in recent weeks has been the importance of reducing uncertainty to promote economic growth. Congress recessed for the November 2 elections without producing a new federal budget, or addressing the future of the Bush tax cuts or the estat Read More »

GI Jobs names Union Pacific Railroad one of America’s top military-friendly employers

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Intermodal

GI Jobs has named Union Pacific Railroad as one of America's top military-friendly employers for 2010. Ranked No. 12, it is the seventh time in eight years the nation's premier career guide for military job seekers has named Union Pacific to its list. Read More »

Mexico says

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Mexico will slap retaliatory tariffs on a new set of U.S. goods unless Washington moves to resolve a decade-old trucking dispute and the "clock is ticking" for action, Mexico's economy minister told Reuters.

President Felipe Calderon's govern Read More »

Trucking industry expert returns to ATA 
as Senior VP of Legislative Affairs

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Phillips as Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs. Phillips returns to ATA after serving as Vice President of Legislative Affairs in 2005 and 2006. At that time Read More »

CN maintains leadership role in 2010 Carbon Disclosure Project

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | Intermodal

CN said it has been recognized for excellence in climate-change reporting among Canadian and global corporations surveyed by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

CN was named to the CDP's 2010 Canada 200 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for Read More »

Old Dominion announces rate increase

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Intermodal

Todd Polen, Vice President of Pricing for Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., announced from the less-than-truckload carrier's Thomasville, N.C. headquarters that the organization would be increasing its base rates effective November 15, 2010 Read More »

Russia rail freight up 6.7% in October

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Intermodal

Russian rail freight -- a key indicator of broader economic health -- rose 6.7 percent in October from a year ago, extending its recovery trend to a full 12 months. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines named LTL Carrier of the Year by Home Depot

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a leader in regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has been named LTL Carrier of the Year for 2010 by The Home Depot', the nation's largest home improvement retailer. Read More »

Transnet mulls more iron ore line expansion

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Intermodal

South African logistics group Transnet said it was studying an expansion of its ore export line to transport up to 80 million tonnes of iron ore and 12 million tons of manganese per year.

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), the group's freight unit, Read More »

Fesco buys into TransContainer for $139 mllion

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Intermodal

Russian shipping company FESCO said it paid $138.5 million for 12.5 percent of Russian Railways unit TransContainer during the rail group's initial public offering. Read More »

Swift Holdings raises max value of IPO by 43.8%

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Intermodal

Swift Holdings Corp, the largest truckload carrier in North America, raised the maximum size of its initial public offering by 43.8 percent.

The company now plans to raise a maximum of just over $1 billion, it said in a regulatory filing. It Read More »

TransContainer prices IPO at bottom of range

AJOT | November 09, 2010 | Intermodal

State-owned Russian Railways unit TransContainer priced its IPO near the bottom of the range to raise $400 million in London and Moscow, giving investors exposure to its vast rail network.

TransContainer , which counts aluminium giant UC RUSA Read More »

National Retail Systems implements innovative nationwide safety program

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Intermodal

National Retail Systems, Inc. (NRS), a leading provider of logistics services to U.S. retailers, pharmaceutical companies and consumer goods manufacturers, has launched a new safety program to install the GreenRoad 360(tm) driving decision support service Read More »

New rules for truck drivers returning after stroke

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Intermodal

Commercial truck and bus drivers who suffer a stroke should wait at least a year and be able to pass a driving test and a series of health assessments before getting in front of a wheel again, according to a U.S. expert panel.

The panel, appointed by Read More »

YRC gets labor deal

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Intermodal

YRC Worldwide Inc said its workers had agreed to extend financial concessions considered key to the company's survival.

The agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters should save YRC, the nation's top less-than-truckload carrier, an est Read More »

Pacer Q3 results lag Wall Street

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Intermodal

Third-party logistics provider Pacer International posted lower-than-expected quarterly results as its intermodal volumes were hurt by effects of Hurricane Alex in Mexico.

For the third quarter, the company reported earnings of $1.1 million, 3 cents a Read More »

McKinnon Scholarship established by Norfolk Southern Corp.

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corporation recently hosted a luncheon to announce the establishment of the Arnold B. McKinnon Scholarship at the University of Denver. The McKinnon Scholarship will support graduate education in intermodal transportation management at th Read More »

Domestic intermodal volume hits new record level during Q3 2010

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Intermodal

Intermodal volume increased 20.3% year-over-year in Q3 2010, as international led the way with a remarkable 28.1% upsurge according to a report released Nov. 4 by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). IANA's Intermodal Market Trends & Stati Read More »