Intermodal

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 »

US trucking to grow as shippers shift from rail

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

The U.S. trucking industry will continue to expand in the coming 11 years, after a dip during the financial crisis, as shippers shift their focus from rail to trucks, a trade group projected. Read More »

Con-way Truckload in Joplin remains open for business

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

The company continues to recover from the devastating tornado.

Con-way's offices at 4701 E. 32nd Street were on the edge of the tornado's path. No one in the building at the time the tornado struck was injured. Read More »

ABF driver Garcia named Champion of Change by White House

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

ABF' driver Ralph Garcia of Rio Rancho, N.M., has been named a Champion of Change as part of President Obama's Winning the Future initiative. Nominated by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), Garcia was one of 20 transportation professionals invited Read More »

China’s railways vow to guarantee coal supply during power crunch

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

China's railway authority has drawn up plans to guarantee the supply of coal to power plants over coming months as the country's worst electricity shortages in years kicks in.

"The Ministry of Railways has already implemented related measures and made Read More »

Saudi Arabia completes phosphate railway

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

Saudi Arabia has completed and started trial runs on its 1,392 kilometer railway to transport phosphate and bauxite to its Gulf coast in the east, the kingdom's state news agency said.

Saudi Railway Company (SAR) built the railway linking phosphate mi Read More »

CN earns 2010 TRANSCAER(R) National Achievement Award for commitment to community safety

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

CN was awarded the prestigious TRANSCAER(R) (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) National Achievement Award at a ceremony in St. Louis, Mo. CN received the prize for the second straight year in recognition of its commitment to helpi Read More »

Getloaded and Freightliner Trucks collaborate to help owner-operators find freight

AJOT | May 26, 2011 | Intermodal

Getloaded and Freightliner Trucks have launched an exclusive discount program for The Edge customers that creates new opportunities for owner operators to find freight while saving money. When drivers sign up for The Edge, Freightliner Trucks' free online Read More »

TomTom sees fleet management services growth

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Intermodal

TomTom, which provides fleet management systems to trucking firms, expects smaller rivals to go out of business in the fragmented sector in the next three to five years, an executive said.

TomTom, the Dutch company better-known for personal navigation Read More »

Road Team Captain touts trucking, transportation careers in White House visit

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Intermodal

Ralph Garcia, a professional truck driver with ABF Freight System Inc. and a member of America's Road Team, told Obama administration officials about the rewards, and challenges, of a career in trucking during a White House forum as part of National Trans Read More »

CSX commits additional $160 million to National Gateway

AJOT | May 19, 2011 | Intermodal

CSX announced that it will invest $160 million over the next several years to complete one of the most important transportation projects in the country ' the National Gateway. This project will deliver substantial public benefits, including thousands of j Read More »

TransCore’s North American Freight Index Dips in April due to extreme weather

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Intermodal

TransCore's North American Freight Index showed a 14 percent decline in spot market truckload freight volume for the month of April, compared to March, but a 12 percent increase compared to April 2010. Freight volumes in the South and Midwest were negativ Read More »

Old Dominion relocates and expands St. Louis service center

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. relocated its St. Louis service center to a 25-acre site on 2880 Elm Point Industrial Drive in St. Charles.

The new 98-door terminal employs more than 140 and will enable Old Dominion to more efficiently handle shipments Read More »

Domestic, international intermodal volumes rise during Q1 2011

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Intermodal

Intermodal volume increased 9% year-over-year in Q1 2011 as international volume grew for the fifth-straight quarter, posting a solid 9.6% uptick, according to a report released May 12 by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). IANA's Intermo Read More »

GE to build new locomotive factory in Texas

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Intermodal

General Electric Co plans to build a new factory to assemble railroad locomotives in Fort Worth, Texas, the largest U.S. conglomerate said.

The factory will employ about 500 people, cost about $96 million and begin operation next year, GE said. Read More »

Green energy, rail freight to drive growth at Stella Jones

AJOT | May 17, 2011 | Intermodal

Stella Jones, which makes railway ties and treated wood utility poles for electricity and telecom companies, expects green energy, increased rail freight, and mining activity to boost results this year, its CEO said.

The company, which remained profit Read More »

ABF launches mobile logisitcs application for Apple Smart Phone

AJOT | May 12, 2011 | Intermodal

An ABF' mobile logistics tool is now available as a free download on the iPhone App Store. Called ABF Mobile for iPhone, the new tool is designed for the iPhone or for use on the iPad. Using ABF Mobile, ABF customers can track, get rates, find locations, Read More »