Intermodal

Averitt takes state association’s Clean Diesel Leadership Award

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

For the second straight year, Averitt Express earned the Clean Diesel Leadership Award from the Tennessee Trucking Association. The TTA made the announcement at its annual awards ceremony held in Destin, Fla. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index plunged 2.7% in August

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 2.7 percent in August, which was the largest month-to-month decrease since March 2009. The latest drop lowered the SA index from 110 (2000=100) in July Read More »

CN’s focus on supply chain collaboration driving positive results for western Canadian coal shipment

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

CN said a comprehensive new supply chain approach to managing the flow of coal from mines to west coast terminals is helping the railway improve service to its coal customers and grow their volumes to Asian markets.

A series of clear metrics Read More »

Greenbrier gets more railcar orders

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

Greenbrier Cos Inc received its second new railcar order in just over a month, indicating that a recovery in the railcar market was well underway.

The company, whose customers include Union Pacific Corp and General Electric Co , said the orde Read More »

CSX Corporation announces dividend increase

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

The Board of Directors of CSX Corporation voted to approve an 8 percent increase in the quarterly dividend on the company's common stock. Read More »

CN named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index in North America for the second year in a row

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Intermodal

CN said its sustainability practices have earned it a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the second year in a row. CN is the only railway among three large North American industrial transportation companies named to the D Read More »

Premium Article  Despite booming intermodal growth, APL Logistics’s Howland cites challenges facing the industry…

Karen Thuermer | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

This year has been a good year for intermodal volumes. In fact, according to the Intermodal Association of North American (IANA), volumes continued to accelerate through 2010, posting an overall 17.2 percent year-over-year increase during Second Quarter ( Read More »

Premium Article  IANA study highlights whopping growth for intermodal transport

Karen Thuermer | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

If upward trends for transportation modes are any indication of an improving economy, it’s possible we are past the doldrums and moving towards better days. In fact, the Intermodal Association of North American (IANA) refers to the intermodal sector as “ Read More »

Premium Article  It’s not all good news in the intermodal numbers

Peter Buxbaum | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

Early holiday shipping accounts for strength and will flatten out, says industry expert
Reports on increases in intermodal traffic have been proliferating lately. The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) recently released statistic Read More »

New COO joins Internet Truckstop’

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

Internet Truckstop announces the appointment of Mark Dalley as the new Chief Operations Officer. Mark joined the company in August and will be taking over responsibility for the day to day operations of the business, according to Scott Moscrip, President Read More »

ATA applauds Obama Administration for their support 
of More Productive Truck Program

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauds the Obama Administration for their efforts to make permanent two pilot programs that grant more productive trucks access to Interstate Highways in Maine and Vermont. Read More »

Canada passenger, freight rails face strain

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

Canada's freight and commuter rail companies could face more, and increasingly expensive, service delays and accidents if they don't find ways to better share tracks, according to a report released.

Passenger traffic on Canada's rail corridor Read More »

Potash, Asia shipments boost CP Rail volumes

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

Volumes of goods moved by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd are up 14 percent so far this year thanks to a recovery in potash exports and a "surprise" leap in intermodal shipments on Canada's West Coast, an executive with the railway said. Read More »

New US rule would ban texting for hazmat trucking

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

The U.S. government is seeking to prohibit truck drivers from sending text messages on their mobile phones while transporting hazardous materials, the Transportation Department announced. Read More »

Central India train crash kills 20

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

A passenger train crashed into a goods train in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh early, killing at least 20 people and injuring 50, an official said. Read More »

World truck market seen growing over 50% by 2015

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

The global market for commercial trucks will grow by more than half by 2015, a senior executive at Daimler , the world's largest lorry manufacturer said.
Ahead of a key industry trade fair this week, Daimler Trucks chief Andreas Renschler said he e Read More »

Maersk Line and Intermodal Structures announce partnership to market modular building systems

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

Maersk Line, Limited and two other A.P. Moller ' Maersk companies have entered into a strategic partnership with Intermodal Structures, Inc. (IMS) to design, manufacture, market and deliver an innovative modular building system. This unique, customizable Read More »

DB Schenker Rail and Alstom sign agreement for first European test fleet…

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Rail and Alstom sign agreement for first European test fleet of switching locomotives equipped with hybrid drive system
Mitteldeutsche Eisenbahngesellschaft (MEG), as part of a long-term testing program, is to lease five hybrid s Read More »

ACS Partners with Vigillo to provide trucking fleets with expanded data to meet Federal safety…

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

ACS Partners with Vigillo to provide trucking fleets with expanded data to meet Federal safety and compliance requirements
Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), A Xerox Company, announced it will expand its capabilities to provide safety Read More »

RailAmerica August carloads up 4%

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

Short-line railroad operator RailAmerica Inc reported a 4 percent rise in August freight carloads helped by an increase in metallic ores, metals, non-metallic mineral and chemicals shipments. Read More »