Amerijet International, Inc. acquires majority interest in Nations Express

AJOT | July 09, 2009 | Intermodal

Amerijet International, Inc. announced its acquisition of a majority interest in Nations Express, a nationwide express trucking company based in Charlotte, NC. Nations Express operates a fleet of approximately 200 trucks in a unique express charter truck Read More »

McKenna, McEllrath to be honored at Connie Award dinner

AJOT | July 09, 2009 | Intermodal

James McKenna, president of the Pacific Maritime Association, and Robert McEllrath, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, will be honored October 1 by the Containerization and Intermodal Institute (CII) at the first ever Connie Awa Read More »

ATA applauds new strategies for surface transportation

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauded the leaders of the US House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Highways and Transit Subcommittee for its draft of a comprehensive transportation and infrastructure plan for the future. Read More »

CTP urges Congress to support Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Intermodal

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a coalition of more than 100 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal weight limits on interstate highways, sent a letter to members of Congress. The letter urged mem Read More »

Freight Coalition hails new surface transportation blueprint

AJOT | June 28, 2009 | Intermodal

The Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors commended House leadership for introducing a blueprint framework that includes a number of the critical programmatic components necessary to address goods movement infrastructure needs in the next s Read More »

CN reaches voluntary mitigation agreement with City of Warrenville, IL

AJOT | June 24, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced a voluntary mitigation agreement (VMA) with the City of Warrenville, IL, located approximately 30 miles west of Chicago, addressing the municipality's environmental issues with CN's acquisition of the principal lines of the former Elgin, Joli Read More »

ITI’s Carmichael:

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Intermodal

Gil Carmichael, Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver, told a group of transportation industry, academics, and government leaders at the National Transportation Infrastruct Read More »

Ag HOS exemption receives strong support

AJOT | June 14, 2009 | Intermodal

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference (AFTC) of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) released a critique that refutes a report prepared by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center alleging safety concerns with hours-of-service exem Read More »

ATA tells Congress cap-and-trade will harm trucking industry

AJOT | June 11, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) told a Congressional Committee that a cap-and-trade program would impose significant costs on the trucking industry and American consumers. Read More »

Mainfreight expands US-Canadian trucking services

AJOT | June 11, 2009 | Intermodal

The company is adding equipment and personnel to its nightly service between the US Northeast and Toronto with continuing service to other major cities in Canada. Read More »

CSX & PSEG Power introduce low emission locomotives

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Intermodal

CSX Transportation (CSXT) and PSEG Power met with New Jersey state and local officials at the Trenton Transit Center to unveil new ultra-low emission GenSet locomotives to be operated in New Jersey. Read More »

ATA unveils progressive new highway safety agenda

AJOT | June 09, 2009 | Intermodal

'While the trucking industry is now the safest it has been since the US Department of Transportation began keeping crash statistics in 1975, we must continue to further the trend,' said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. 'Our 18 progressive safety policie Read More »

Carriers prepare for Canadian ACI Truck e-Manifest requirements with Descartes

AJOT | June 04, 2009 | Intermodal

Descartes Systems Group announced that industry-leading carriers, including Con-way Freight, are preparing for the soon-to-be-mandatory Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) Truck e-Manifest with Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) Customs Filing & Read More »

Schneider introduces new regional intermodal offering

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Intermodal

Shippers in the Eastern United States who are struggling to cut costs without sacrificing service have a new resource with the unveiling of Schneider National's Eastern Core Intermodal Service. This new alternative to over-the-road transport offers truck Read More »

Autolog launches Southwest service, West Coast routes

AJOT | June 02, 2009 | Intermodal

Autolog Auto Transport (Autolog), a Linden, NJ-based vehicle logistics provider and business unit of United Road, one of the largest vehicle transportation logistics providers in the United States, is now offering vehicle transport services between the Mi Read More »

Coalition calls for national freight program, stronger federal role

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Intermodal

The Freight Stakeholders Coalition, a longstanding group of the country's largest shippers and public and private transportation providers, has released its 2009 Surface Transportation Reauthorization Platform. The Coalition's 17-member organizations repr Read More »

Rotterdam rail transport breaks one million barrier

AJOT | May 31, 2009 | Intermodal

In 2008, the transport of rail containers broke through the barrier of one million units for the first time. The 1,010,000 TEU equaled a rise of 11.6% as compared to the previous year (950,000 TEU). The train performed considerably better than the total t Read More »

Grupo TMM five-year product tanker contract with Pemex

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Intermodal

Grupo TMM, S.A.B. ("TMM"), a Mexican intermodal transportation and logistics company, announced that Pemex awarded TMM with one bare boat and ship management product tanker contract that the Company had bid for in April. This five-year contract commences Read More »

CN settles all charges related to 2005 derailments in Alta. and BC

AJOT | May 28, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced that it has reached settlements on all outstanding charges related to derailments that occurred at Wabamun, Alta. on Aug. 3, 2005 and at Cheakamus, BC on Aug. 5, 2005. Read More »

ATA urges quick action on Jason’s Law

AJOT | May 17, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauded Rep. Paul Tonko, D-NY, and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, for introducing legislation, H.R. 2156 in the House and S.971 in the Senate, titled 'Jason's Law,' that would implement a pilot program to address shor Read More »