Intermodal

FESCO streamlines container business management

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Intermodal

FESCO Transportation Group announced that it has reorganized the management system of its container business.

In line with the company's development strategy, the Group has formed a single logistics integrator, which is responsible for management of t Read More »

Vitran expands Into the Southern U.S. with planned acquisition of the Milan Express LTL business

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Intermodal

Vitran Corporation Inc. (Nasdaq:VTNC) (TSX:VTN), a North American LTL transportation and Supply Chain firm, today announced the intended asset acquisition of Milan Express' LTL business. Milan's regional LTL business operates 34 facilities in central and Read More »

TRAC Intermodal’ launches TRAC Connect’ in Metro Pool and Gulf Regional Pool for CMA CGM

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Intermodal

TRAC Intermodal announced today that it has launched TRAC Connect in the NY/NJ Metro Pool and Gulf Regional Pool to supply Motor carriers directly with chassis for the pickup and delivery of CMA CGM loads. TRAC Connect is a web-based marketplace designed Read More »

ALK Technologies, Inc. and SMC3 announce business alliance

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Intermodal

Freight transportation software developer SMC3 and routing, mileage and mapping software developer ALK Technologies announced the creation of a seamless interface between ALK's PC*MILER Web Services and the SMC3 RateWare' XL rating product. According to W Read More »

Union Pacific Q4 tops

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Corp , the No. 1 U.S. railroad, reported quarterly profit and revenue that beat analyst forecasts on rising volume.

"As we look ahead to 2011, we are encouraged by signs of a slowly strengthening economy," said Chief Executive Jim Young. Read More »

Southern Wine & Spirits selects Penske Truck Leasing for fleet maintenance

AJOT | January 23, 2011 | Intermodal

Penske Truck Leasing announced it was selected as the primary provider of contract commercial truck fleet maintenance services by Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the nation's largest wine and spirits distributor.

"At Southern, we are focused Read More »

Top truck drivers selected to new America’s Road Team

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations announced the Captains of the 2011-2012 America's Road Team. The premier group of million-mile, accident-free professional truck drivers will spend the next two years representing the trucking industry and delivering its Read More »

TRAC Intermodal’ expands TRAC Connect’ to the South Atlantic Chassis Pool

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

TRAC Intermodal announced that it has expanded its TRAC Connect product to the South Atlantic Chassis Pool ("SACP") to provide chassis solutions for Motor Carriers servicing CMA CGM. As previously announced, CMA CGM is discontinuing the practice of provid Read More »

FMCSA manipulates HOS fatigue factor

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

In an effort to rationalize a change in federal Hours of Service (HOS) requirements for professional truck drivers, the U.S. DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) misapplied its own crash numbers so as to elevate driver fatigue as a ca Read More »

Farm animals need comfort in transport

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Farm animals need comfortable space, temperature and other conditions when they are transported, the European Union's food safety agency said, adding to the bloc's efforts to prgtect animal welfare.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said it wa Read More »

K.L. Harring joins CargoNet’ to help combat cargo theft

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

K.L. Harring Transportation LLC, a leading provider of logistics services to the U.S. pharmaceutical, retail, and consumer manufacturing industries, announced it has joined CargoNet' (http://www.cargonet.com) as a charter member. Keith Harring, president of K.L. Read More »

Con-Way says Q4 operating income at key unit to fall

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

U.S. trucking and logistics company Con-way Inc expects quarterly operating income at its key less-than-truckload division to fall by about a third due to higher healthcare costs.

Con-Way expects the unit, Con-Way Freight, which contributes about 60 p Read More »

Emirates’ next ambition: lay down railway in desert

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

United Arab Emirates boasts the world's tallest building, a man-made island in the shape of a palm and is about to take its next ambitious step - linking cities by rail over the desert.

Already investing heavily in airlines and airports, as well as ro Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line welcomes Metz as VP & Assistant General Counsel

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced that Walt Metz joined the company's legal department as vice president and assistant general counsel.

A 29-year veteran in legal affairs, Metz's experience includes counseling both privately and publicly held c Read More »

IMS Vienna to take over activities of ICF’s Business Unit West

AJOT | January 13, 2011 | Intermodal

IMS Intermove Systems Speditions- und Transport GmbH in Vienna takes over the activities of ICF Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA (in liquidation) Business Unit West.

ICF continues operating the below mentioned transport relations until 30 January 2011. Th Read More »

CN to launch EcoRide, the first environmentally friendly container chassis in the N. American interm

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

CN will launch EcoRide in April 2011. EcoRide is a new container chassis expected to reduce fuel consumption in CN's trucking of containers to and from its intermodal terminals by eight to 10 per cent. Read More »

Trans Eurasia Logistics and InterRail services GmbH enter into ‘Ostwind’ operations partnership

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

At the beginning of January, Trans Eurasia Logistics (TEL) took over transport services for the 'Ostwind' container block trains which run between Germany and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The company has established a common operations pl Read More »

Russia rail freight up 8.8% in 2010

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Russian rail freight, a barometer for broad economic health in the vast country where trains are a key means of transport, rose 8.8 percent in 2010, broadly in line with expectations, Russian Railways said. Read More »

Union Pacific is on the right track in 2011

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Corp , the third-largest U.S. railroad is poised to report one of its best years in its more than 140-year history, and could enjoy a stronger 2011 as the economy picks up, according to an article in Barron's.

With oil prices rising, mak Read More »

Train crash halts Dutch-German freight line

AJOT | January 11, 2011 | Intermodal

A collision between a passenger train with 146 people on board and an empty goods train in the east of the Netherlands halted rail transport on an important freight route to Germany. Police said the Germany-bound ICE international passenger train operated Read More »