Intermodal

Pacer to focus on retail intermodal

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Intermodal

Logistics company Pacer International expects its retail intermodal business to be the primary driver of growth as it transitions away from wholesale business, its finance chief said. Read More »

CN, employees generate over C$460,000 to assist relief efforts in Haiti

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Intermodal

CN announced that its employee relief fund for Haiti has generated more than C$460,000 for the Red Cross to assist the agency's continued relief efforts in Haiti, following the devastating earthquake on Jan. 10, 2010. Read More »

Iraq-Turkey railway reopens after 7-year halt

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Intermodal

A railway linking northern Iraq and Turkey has reopened after a seven-year stoppage following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, officials said.

Baghdad wants to boost economic and political relations with neighbouring countries and increase inve Read More »

AAR report: a healthy rail network critical to the nation’s recovery

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Intermodal

Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger said that freight railroads are at a critical point in their history as the industry is facing new challenges from over-burdensome federal regulatory mandates that could seriously und Read More »

DHE-Dependable Highway Express aquires Matheson Fast Freight

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Intermodal

DHE-Dependable Highway Express, based in Los Angeles, has acquired Matheson Fast Freight. In business since 1973, Matheson Fast Freight provides less than truckload service primarily to California and Nevada. Matheson operates a fleet of 172 tractors and Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines earns award from Lowe’s

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has been named Lowe's 2009 Platinum Carrier of the Year and was the only LTL carrier to receive the Platinum-level award, the highest award designation poss Read More »

AAR reports traffic remains down in January 2010

AJOT | February 11, 2010 | Intermodal

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. carloads for the month of January 2010 were down 0.7 percent at 1,056,684 carloads, compared with the same month last year, and down 17.7 percent compared with 2008. The Rail Time Indicators report Read More »

Landstar integrates TransCore’s CarrierWatch Monitoring Service into their Transportation Management

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Intermodal

TransCore announces that Landstar System, Inc., one of the nation's largest transportation and logistics services and ranked first in Fortune magazine's 2009 list of 'America's Most Admired Companies' in the trucking category, has completed integration of Read More »

ATA joins suit challenging California low carbon fuel standard

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) joined petroleum refiners and other end-users in a legal challenge to California's recently enacted low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS). The regulation adopted by the California Air Resources Board requires annual redu Read More »

FTR reports strengthening freight may lead to higher Truck sales in 2011

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Intermodal

Accelerating economic activity has led FTR Associates to increase its estimates of the amount of truck freight that was moving at year-end 2009, as reported in the January edition of FTR's North American Commercial Truck and Trailer Report. If sustained, Read More »

CN announces new $100-million Calgary Logistics Park

AJOT | February 04, 2010 | Intermodal

CN announced it plans to establish a new $100-million CN Calgary Logistics Park (in Conrich, located in Rocky View County north east of Calgary.

The 680-acre park is planned to include a state-of-the-art intermodal terminal with room for cust Read More »

ATA applauds DOT ban on text messaging by commercial drivers

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves joined Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as LaHood announced a ban on text messaging by drivers of commercial vehicles. Read More »

CN’s new leadership team: Creel appointed COO, Ruest appointed CMO

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, announced the composition of his Leadership Team - a key step in driving CN to the next level.

Keith Creel, previously CN's executive vice-president, operations, is being appointed Read More »

YRC introduces automatic no-fee, money-back guarantee on standard service shipments

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

YRC Inc. ('YRC'), a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. announced the introduction of its new No-fee, Money-back Standard Service Guarantee. Effective January, shippers are automatically eligible to receive a 100 percent refund if their shipments fail to de Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index jumped 2.1% in December

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index climbed 2.1 percent in December, following a 2.6 percent increase in November. The latest gain boosted the SA index from 106.2 (2000=100) in November to 108. Read More »

CN reports Q4-2009 net income of C$582 million

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

CN reported its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2009.Net income for full-year 2009 decreased two per cent from 2008 to C$1,854 million, with diluted earnings per share declining one per cent to C$3.92. The 20 Read More »

Union Pacific Railroad named to Most Admired for HR List

AJOT | January 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Human Resource Executive has named Union Pacific Railroad as one of its 50 Most Admired for Human Resources companies for 2009. Union Pacific is the highest-rated U.S. Class I railroad on the list and is ranked No. 19 overall, up 10 spots from 2008. Read More »

ATA tells FMCSA: no basis for shortening hours of service

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Intermodal

ATA representatives and other trucking industry speakers gave the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) a clear message: 'The current Hours of Service (HOS) rules are working. Retain them but add flexibility to the sleeper berth provision.' Read More »

CN donates C$100,000 to Red Cross to support humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti and will match…

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Intermodal

CN announced it will make an initial donation of C$100,000 to the Red Cross in support of the agency's relief efforts in Haiti. In addition, CN is launching a program for employee donations to the Red Cross and will match employee contributions dollar-for Read More »

Truck-involved fatality rate declines 12.3% in 2008

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Intermodal

The trucking industry is safer than ever, according to truck Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) figures just released by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and previously released National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) data on cra Read More »