Intermodal

IICL extends alternative flooring project for second year

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

IICL President Steven R. Blust announced that The Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) has extended its alternative flooring project for a second year. A 400 container trial fleet was recently built for the purpose of evaluating two unique Read More »

Labelmaster’s “no texting” labels contain important safety message for vehicle operators

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Labelmaster, a U.S.-based manufacturer of safety and regulatory compliance products, has a series of labels designed to be prominently displayed on the visor, dashboard or windshield of motor vehicles to remind all drivers of the dangers of texting while Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 0.6% in May

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.6 percent in May, which was the first month-to-month drop since February of this year. This followed an upwardly revised 1 percent increase in Ap Read More »

CP Rail says Canada traffic delayed by floods

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd is rerouting freight traffic, some via other carriers, after flooding on the Canadian Prairies damaged its transcontinental line, a spokesman said. Read More »

Railinc President West named to Teradata Board of Advisors

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

Railinc Corp. announced that E. Allen West, president and CEO, has been named to the Teradata Travel and Transportation Board of Advisors. Railinc is the North American freight rail industry's leading resource for rail data, IT and information services. T Read More »

LCH.Clearnet to clear ship container derivatives

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Intermodal

LCH.Clearnet said it will start clearing over-the-counter (OTC) container freight derivatives contracts from June 28, in a move that will boost liquidity in the nascent market.

LCH.Clearnet, Europe's largest independent clearing house, will b Read More »

Key measure of U.S. chemical demand rises

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 13.1 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 »

Canada grain farmers say railways overcharging

AJOT | June 17, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian farmers are overpaying the country's two major railways by as much as C$275 million ($270 million) a year to transport their crops, the Canadian Wheat Board and five other farm groups said.

The groups released a report by rail analys Read More »

DB Schenker links up road and rail with new logistics center in Czech Brno

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Intermodal

With the establishment of a new logistics center in Brno, DB Schenker is now linking up road and rail transportation services in the Czech Republic. The 8,000 square meter terminal went into operation just a few days ago and is the first DB Schenker Railp Read More »

YRC cites good volume, but also liquidity pressure

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Intermodal

U.S. trucker YRC Worldwide said that business volumes were increasing in June after better-than-expected gains in shipping volume in May, but the company was facing liquidity pressure amid the revived growth in its business.

YRC, which narrow Read More »

Averitt receives recognition for quality service from Dollar General

AJOT | June 16, 2010 | Intermodal

Averitt Express was recently honored with two different awards from Dollar General: 'LTL Carrier of the Year 2009' and 'Carrier Partner of the Year 2009.' The awards were presented to Averitt at Dollar General's headquarters in Goodlettsville, Tenn. Read More »

Trucking executive elected Vice Chairman of U.S. Chamber

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | Intermodal

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce named John Ruan III as its vice chairman for 2010 in a June 9 election by the board. Ruan is chairman and CEO Ruan Transport Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa. Read More »

QR National IPO on track for Q4, interest high

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Interest in the privatisation of QR National, Australia's biggest rail freight business, has exceeded expectations and the sale remains on track for the fourth quarter, Queensland Rail's chief executive said. Queensland state plans an initial public offer Read More »

Wall Street betting on recovery in trucking

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Stocks of trucking companies may have taken a beating in recent weeks, but that's no reason to exit a sector that has been seeing strong signs of recovery.

The weakness provides a great opportunity for investors to enter the sector or add to Read More »

IANA launches DVIR processing system

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) announced that it has launched the IANA Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) Processing System. The system assists motor carriers, intermodal equipment providers (IEPs), facility operators, and mainten Read More »

IAS’ DispatchManager improves drayage operations and invoicing

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

International Asset Systems (IAS), the global leader in services and technology for asset management within the transport industry, has announced that DispatchManager, its widely deployed drayage management service, is now fully integration-enabled to sup Read More »

CP Rail aims to boost operating efficiencies

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway can become more efficient with operating changes that do not require significant capital spending, the carrier's new chief operating officer said.

The railway has begun pilot projects at its Winnipeg, Manitoba, termin Read More »

Swedish apartment blocks are produced with

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

From now until spring 2011, DB Schenker will transport approx. 12,500 tons of prefabricated concrete walls from Neubrandenburg to Sweden for the construction of apartment blocks, arriving just in time. On June 8, the experts at the Central Rail Logistics Read More »

South Africa’s Transnet seeks bidders for railway lines

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

South Africa's logistics group Transnet is looking for private bidders to operate 7,300 km of its railway lines, the company said in a newspaper advertisement. Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming to buy Australia’s FreightLink for A$334 million

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | Intermodal

U.S. railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc agreed to buy Australia's FreightLink for A$334 million (about $277.2 million) to expand its operations in the mineral-rich country. Read More »