Levelland announces $8.6 million industrial rail park

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Levelland City and Economic Development officials recently announced an $8.6 million industrial rail park to be built in the 12,866 population town. Read More »

Direct ChassisLink to expand operations in the Northeast on February 1, 2010

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Intermodal

Direct ChassisLink (DCLI) will expand its chassis program to Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Rochester, Worcester, and Pittsburgh effective February 1, 2010. DCLI will offer chassis for use in these market areas to drayage companies at ocean carriers, m Read More »

ATA supports President’s call for infrastructure investment

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) supports President Obama's call for additional investment in transportation infrastructure as a way to stimulate jobs and economic growth. In a nationally televised speech today, President Obama said he would press Read More »

Arbitrator to decide wage and benefit issues for CN locomotive engineers

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Intermodal

Unresolved wage and benefits issues for 1,700 CN locomotive engineers in Canada will be submitted to binding arbitration after renewed negotiations between the company and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) ended without a settlement. Read More »

GIER officially ‘Open for Business’

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Intermodal

Following Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) approval in November, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has officially launched its Global Intermodal Equipment Registry (GIER). This equipment-marking alternative was develope Read More »

Administration and Congress signal support for multimodal, merit-based transportation investment

AJOT | December 13, 2009 | Intermodal

The Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) heralded the recent endorsement by both the President and Congress for investment in multimodal infrastructure through merit-based, objective distribution criteria. Just a day after the Pres Read More »

Footwear Motor Freight Rates To Jump In January

AJOT | December 10, 2009 | Intermodal

According to a recent report published by the AAFA (Apparel and Footwear Association) a change in classification will lift motor freight rates on footwear. The article cites a report issued by the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) Commodity Cla Read More »

Industry leaders grasp for magic just outside gates of Disneyland

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Perhaps there was some significance in the fact that this year's edition of the intermodal transportation industry's leading U.S. conference and trade show was held a mere one-mile dray from the gates of Disneyland. Read More »

Saddle Creek Corporation acquires ServiceCraft Logistics

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Saddle Creek Corporation announced today that it has acquired ServiceCraft Logistics, a third-party logistics company headquartered in Buena Park, Calif. The acquisition reflects Saddle Creek's strategic focus on bringing integrated logistics solutions t Read More »

Spot freight volumes up 9 percent in October

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Spot market freight availability increased by 9 percent in October, when compared to October 2008, according to the TransCore Freight Index, a measure of truckload freight volume found on load boards supported by the company's DAT Network, including 3sixt Read More »

Descartes launches pilot for Canada’s ACI e-Manifest Highway Mode with Con-way Freight

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Descartes Systems Group, a federated global logistics network, announced today that Con-way Freight, a leading North American less-than-truckload carrier, is joining the pilot phase launch of the Advance Commercial Information (ACI) Highway electronic fil Read More »

DB Schenker wins 3PL executive excellence award

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

DB Schenker, as an integrated logistics service provider, is among the winners of the third 3PL Executive Excellence Award. The prize was given out at the European 3PL Summit held November 24-25, 2009, in Brussels. Read More »

CN locomotive engineers’ strike to end after company and union reach agreement on resolving…

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

The strike by locomotive engineers at CN will end immediately as a result of an agreement to resolve the parties' contractual disagreements through further negotiations and, if necessary, binding arbitration. The union began its strike Nov. 28. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index dipped in October

AJOT | December 03, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.2 percent in October, following a 0.3 percent contraction in September. The latest decline lowered the SA index to 103.6 (2000=100) from the revi Read More »

CN to implement wage increase and aligned mileage caps for its locomotive engineers in Canada…

AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Intermodal

CN gave the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) notice of its plan to increase wage rates and apply a change to the mileage caps for the company's locomotive engineers the union represents in Canada on CN. CN is taking the step after collective bargai Read More »

New DOT Fuel Efficiency Study Cites Double-Stack Rail Benefits

AJOT | November 30, 2009 | Intermodal

In a newly released report, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) finds that double stack freight rail transportation is up to five times more efficient than motor carrier transportation. The FRA's 'Comparative Evaluation of Rail and Truck Fuel Effici Read More »

Sunteck appoints VP of LTL operations and sales

AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Intermodal

Sunteck Transport Group, a non-asset based provider of transportation services, has named Chris Castellaw as vice president of LTL operations and sales. Castellaw has more than 15 years of transportation operations, procurement and consulting experience Read More »

Kenco Logistic Services expands direct-to-consumer warehousing and fulfillment relationship

AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Intermodal

Kenco Logistic Services LLC (KLS), one of the most respected names in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, has been selected to establish and operate a second direct-to-consumer distribution center (DC) in Chino, Calif. for Keurig, Incorporated, the Read More »


AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Intermodal

FleetMind Solutions, Inc., the technology leader for fleet management solutions, announced today its solution to help waste, recycling and less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation firms 'green' their fleets by reducing fuel consumption, mileage and emissi Read More »

DB Schenker Rail will put new electric locomotives for use in the Netherlands

AJOT | November 22, 2009 | Intermodal

When the new international timetable goes into effect in mid-December 2009, DB Schenker Rail will put an additional 32 modern, eco friendly electric locomotives into operation for freight transportation between the Netherlands and Germany. DB Schenker Rai Read More »