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 »

Old Dominion Freight Line announces general rate increase

AJOT | January 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Rick Keeler, Senior Vice President of Pricing and Strategic Development and Todd Polen, Vice President of Pricing for Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., announced from the less-than-truckload carrier's Thomasville, N.C. headquarters that the organization Read More »

Hungarian State Railways invests in a P2P Automated Solution

AJOT | January 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Third railway service provider to implement TIS's eFLOW

Top Image Systems, Ltd., the leading innovator of intelligent document recognition, announced its eFLOW 4.5 has been selected by MAV Zrt., the Hungarian State Railways, a state-ow Read More »

NSF Railway’s Branscum Elected IANA Chairman for 2010

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Intermodal

The Board of Directors of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) have announced the results of its officers election. Stephen G. Branscum, Group Vice President, Consumer Products, BNSF Railway Company was elected by the Board as its Chairman Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index jumped 2.7% in November

AJOT | January 07, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7 percent in November, following a 0.2 percent contraction in October. The latest gain boosted the SA index from 103.6 (2000=100) in October to 1 Read More »

DB Schenker Rail Polska: new regular train between Germany and Poland as of January

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Intermodal

As of January 2010, DB Schenker Rail Polska S.A. will offer rail freight customers a new international product in cooperation with DB Schenker Rail Deutschland AG: a new through train - the Silesia Line - will run twice per week between the city of Seddin Read More »

CN Board of Directors recognizes outgoing President and CEO, Harrison

AJOT | December 23, 2009 | Intermodal

Harrison to retire from the company and its board of directors on Dec. 31, 2009

David G. A. McLean, chairman of the board of directors of CN, acknowledged the remarkable career of CN's outgoing president and chief executive officer E. Read More »

Lone Star Overnight maintains pricing advantage

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Lone Star Overnight, a Texas-based regional overnight package delivery company, has announced that its 2010 published rates will continue to be significantly below those of national package carriers.

Thanks in part to a multi-million-dollar i Read More »

Horizon Logistics adds LTL rating engine to suite of online logistics tools

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Web-based solution offers customers 24/7 access to book less-than-truckload shipments, track delivery and create reports Horizon Logistics, LLC, the third-party logistics management subsidiary of Horizon Lines, Inc. has introduced a less-than-truckload (L Read More »

Uremovich stepping down as Pacer CEO, Avramovich to be new company head

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Pacer International, the asset-light North American freight transportation and logistics services provider, announced that its chairman and chief executive officer, Michael E. Uremovich, will retire effective as of the close of business today, December 15 Read More »

DB Schenker invests further in organic growth of its worldwide contract logistics business

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Additional employees and industrial standards to boost business in selected regions and industries DB Schenker has launched its new "Go for Growth" program to bolster growth in its Contract Logistics business unit. The core of the four-year program will c Read More »

DB Schenker establishes industrial-standard LTL network in Romania

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

DB Schenker Romtrans has set up an LTL network in Romania based on European industrial standards and shipments are now handled through the newly established central hub in Brasov. The project got off to a good start not least because of the cooperation wi Read More »

Schneider National completes conversion to container-only intermodal fleet

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

Schneider National, a leading provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, announced today that its Intermodal division has completed a three-year conversion project, replacing its mixed trailer/container fleet to an all-container fleet. Read More »

Analysis questions ‘Green’ benefits of forcing truck traffic onto the rails

AJOT | December 17, 2009 | Intermodal

The most recent analysis by Transportation Fundamentals author No'l Perry throws into question whether proposed government actions to incent greater use of freight rail will actually result in a greener transport system. However, he suggests that reductio Read More »

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 »