Intermodal

Czech Railways to launch record $858 mlllion tenders

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

State-run Czech Railways will launch tenders this year worth a record 16 billion crowns ($858.4 million) for new trains and modernise old ones, a spokesman said. Read More »

Siemens teams up with China for Saudi rail bid

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

Germany's Siemens has teamed up with a Chinese consortium to supply trains and equipment for 450-km (280 mile) railway in Saudi Arabia, the FT.

Citing unnamed sources, the paper said Siemens has abandoned its initial bid with the Saudi Binlad Read More »

ATA reaffirms industry support of ‘Jason’s Law’ legislation

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) strongly encourages Congress to pass 'Jason's Law' to address shortages in safe parking for commercial motor vehicles on the National Highway System, said ATA Senior Vice President Dave Osiecki during a press confe Read More »

ATA to Congress: investing in highways will improve freight movement, global competitiveness

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

The federal government must provide the leadership and resources necessary to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of goods on the nation's highway system, American Trucking Associations (ATA) Senior Vice President Tim Lynch told Congress today. Read More »

Federal transportation bill should clean up dirtiest, fastest growing transportation Sector: freight

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

Report highlights clean freight innovations Congress could fund to improve reliability, reduce freight-related health risks
Congress should include comprehensive funding policies for the first time in the upcoming transportation reauthorizat Read More »

Nation’s freight railroads had safest year ever in 2009

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

The Association of American Railroads announced that 2009 was the safest year in freight railroad history, with preliminary year-end data indicating the train accident rate, employee casualty rate and grade crossing incident rates were all at record low l Read More »

East Africa needs $20 bln for railways

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

Regional trade bloc East African Community needs some $20 billion to upgrade the railway network in its five member countries and boost trade, Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete said. Read More »

U.S. chemical demand climbs

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads jumped 18.4 percent, the Association of American Railroads said.

Chemicals shipments on trains, called rail-car loadings, are a measure of demand for products ranging from plastics to fertilizers. Read More »

Norfolk to pay $4 mlllion to settle chlorine spill case

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

Railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp. agreed to pay $4 million to settle charges it violated the Clean Water Act when chlorine gas and diesel fuel spilled during a derailment that killed nine people, the U.S. government said. Read More »

RailAmerica could make $300 - $400 mlllion buy

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

RailAmerica , a short-line railroad operator, has the ability to make an acquisition in the range of $300 million to $400 million but few assets that big are on the market, so it is looking at smaller deals instead, its chief executive said.

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AAR reports monthly carload declines slow in February 2010

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that in February 2010, U.S. freight railroads saw a 1.5 percent decline in carloads compared with the same month last year and a decline of 15.6 percent compared with the same month in 2008. Read More »

New railway links north and south Sudan

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

Sudan on Thursday inaugurated a railway linking the north and south for the first time since decades of civil war ripped Africa's largest country apart.

Officials said the railway will provide a crucial economic link and lower commercial tran Read More »

DB Schenker Rail tests new transport box for automotive sector

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Rail Automotive presented a new box for the transportation of automobile parts for Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg. The automotive parts box will first be used to supply parts to the new Volkswagen plant in Kaluga, Russia, on behalf of Volkswagen L Read More »

Masco Corporation names Southeastern Freight Lines Carrier of the Year

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has been named 2009 Carrier of the Year by Masco Corporation, one of the world's leading manufacturers of home improvement and building products. Read More »

ATA urges Congress to restore federal highway safety funding

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) urges Congress to expedite passage of legislation to restore funding to critical federal highway and highway safety programs suspended by the Feb. 28 expiration of a SAFETEA-LU extension.

'The immediat Read More »

Corporate Responsibility names Union Pacific Railroad among 100 best corporate citizens

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Intermodal

Corporate Responsibility has named Union Pacific Railroad among its 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2010. The only railroad named to the list, Union Pacific is ranked second among all transportation companies and No. 69 overall.

The 100 Best Read More »

Penske Truck leasing completes acquisition of Bright Truck Leasing

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Intermodal

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., announced it has completed the acquisition of Texas-based Bright Truck Leasing & Bright Distribution, a privately owned full-service truck leasing, truck maintenance, commercial truck rental and logistics services provider. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index jumped 3.1% in January

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 3.1 percent in January, following a revised 1.3 percent increase in December 2009. The latest gain boosted the SA index from 107 (2000=100) in Decembe Read More »

YRC Worldwide Introduces new green balance calculator

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Intermodal

YRC Worldwide Inc. announced the launch of its new Green Balance Calculator. Developed in partnership with Sustainable Travel International (STI), the calculator is an optional tool customers can use to help offset emissions associated with their shipment Read More »

January spot freight market up 54% compared to a year ago

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Intermodal

Freight availability in January rose by 54 percent on the North American spot market compared to January 2009 according to the TransCore North America Freight Index. This marked the fourth consecutive month of improvement on a year-over-year basis. The Tr Read More »