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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 »

U.S. railcar usage points to recovery

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

The queues of unused railroad cars in sidings in Montana in the United States have shrunk dramatically in the last year in a sign that economic recovery is taking hold, investment guru Ralph Acampora said. Read More »

TransCore’s North American Freight Index reports highest August spot market truck freight since 2005

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

TransCore's North American Freight Index achieves highest level for the month of August since 2005. Spot market freight availability in August increased 75 percent over August 2009. Year-over-year comparisons are expected to be progressively less dramatic Read More »

UPS makes waves with new preferred LCL ocean freight service

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

UPS has launched a new ocean freight service that provides up to 20 percent faster door-to-door delivery than other less-than-container-load (LCL) services on the market.

UPS's Preferred LCL Ocean Freight service combines the strength of UPS' Read More »

US senator says time to reform freight rail

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

Freight railroads use their market power to overcharge certain shippers, and new legislation or regulation is necessary to ensure fair pricing, a U.S. Senate committee chairman said.

"Things are going to have to change, and change big time," Read More »

‘New thinking, new resolve, and new optimism’ characterize official opening of Norfolk Southern’s…

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern's Heartland Corridor, one of the most extensive railroad engineering projects in modern times and a template for public-private partnerships that strengthen the nation's transportation infrastructure ' officially opened for business today Read More »

Balkan joint rail cargo venture to start in October

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Ex-Yugoslav republics Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia will start to reclaim the railway cargo traffic lost during the turbulent 1990s in October, as hostilities continue to give way to business ties in the Balkans.

The first Cargo X train, named Read More »

CN brakemen & conductors in northern Minnesota ratify new collective agreement

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Intermodal

CN (and the United Transportation Union (UTU) announced that UTU-represented employees working on the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company (DM&IR) have ratified a new 7-year collective agreement. CN purchased the DM&IR as part of its May 2004 ac Read More »

Coalition for Trans. Productivity expands ’ merging with Americans for Safe & Efficient Trans.

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Intermodal

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of more than 160 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal weight limits on interstate highways, announced a merger with Americans for Safe and Efficient Trans Read More »

CSN sees Transnordestina project operating by 2012

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Intermodal

CSN, Brazil's largest diversified steel group, expects its $2.6 billion railway and logistics project Transnordestina to start operations by the end of 2012. Read More »

FTR’s trucking condition index expected to remain in positive territory

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Intermodal

FTR's Trucking Condition Index, at 0.8 for July and reported in the September Trucking Update, is expected to remain in positive territory for the remainder of the year. It was the fifth consecutive month that the index had been above neutral. The Trucki Read More »

IANA announces recipients of 2010 Intermodal Achievement Award

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has named both Direct ChassisLink, Inc. and the Port of Long Beach and as winners of the IANA Intermodal Achievement Award for 2010. This prestigious industry award is presented to either a public or priv Read More »

Key figure of U.S. chemical demand rises

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 7.7 percent last week, the Association of American Railroads said.
Chemical shipments on trains, called rail car loadings, are a measure of demand for products ranging from plastics to fertilizers. Read More »

Mongolia favours Russia as rail route for minerals

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Linking Mongolia's desert mines with foreign clients will require billions of dollars of investment over a decade and some investors fear suspicion of China, rather than pure economic logic, is shaping its plans. Read More »