Intermodal

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 »

National Retail Systems appoints Ahern VP, International

AJOT | January 24, 2010 | Intermodal

Former Agility Executive Will Oversee Continued Expansion of SinoNRS and Integrated Factory-to-Store Import Solutions for U.S. Retailers National Retail Systems, Inc. (NRS), a leading provider of logistics services to U.S. retailers, pharmaceutical compan Read More »

CP Rail unveils richer 2011 capital budget

AJOT | January 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd plans to spend up to C$1.05 billion ($1.06 billion) on capital projects in 2011, about 25 percent more than it spent last year, as the Canadian and U.S. economies pick up steam.

CP, Canada's second-biggest railway, said it Read More »

AAR reports 2009 carload traffic at lowest level since 1988

AJOT | January 13, 2010 | Intermodal

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that 2009 saw total carload traffic on US railroads at its lowest levels since at least 1988, when the AAR's data series began. AAR's January Rail Time Indicators report includes both monthly numbers fo Read More »

FTR sees growth in rail carloads resuming soon

AJOT | January 13, 2010 | Intermodal

FTR Associates projects in their January newsletter that year-over-year growth in rail carloads will resume in the next few months, despite continued weakness through the end of 2009. The firm has raised its projection for the year and now indicates that Read More »

RoadLink names Shelton President

AJOT | January 13, 2010 | Intermodal

RoadLink, the largest private, independent intermodal logistics service provider in North America, has announced that L. Michael (Mike) Shelton, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Revenue Officer, has been named President of RoadLink, effective immediately Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line chooses Intelek

AJOT | January 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Intelek Technologies Corporation, developers of leading edge web-based EDI and load gathering solutions for the trucking industry, has announced that Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has adopted its StripMiner EDI Screen Scraper Software. The less-than-tru Read More »

DB Schenker Rail acquires majority stake in Italian NordCargo

AJOT | January 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Takeover of a further 11 percent in NordCargo creates second-largest rail freight operator in Italy DB Schenker Rail has increased its stake in the Italian rail freight operator NordCargo s.r.l. by a further 11 percent. The DB Schenker subsidiary had alre Read More »