Intermodal

FTR analysis shows intermodal losing market share in Q4 2008

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Intermodal

Intermodal transport lost market share against trucks in the fourth quarter of 2008, a recent analysis by FTR Associates shows. Intermodal's share of US long-haul (550+ mile) movements of international and domestic containerized freight dropped by 0.2% to Read More »

TNT acquires LIT Cargo of Chile

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Intermodal

TNT announced the acquisition of 100% of LIT Cargo, a leading express delivery company in Chile. The acquisition gives TNT a strong nationwide road network in Chile and strengthens its position in the country's domestic express delivery market. Read More »

Truck-involved fatality rate declines 5.8% in 2007

AJOT | February 19, 2009 | Intermodal

Figures recently released by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) indicate that the truck-involved fatality rate in 2007 declined 5.8% to 2.12 per 100 million miles from 2.25 per 100 million miles in 2006. Read More »

Is GPS fleet tracking the answer to falling profits?

AJOT | February 18, 2009 | Intermodal

Fleet costs continue to rise while business slows. In some cases, drivers don't do all that they can to be most productive and mitigate costs. And time is always an issue. SME owners work an average of 15 hours more than the general population according t Read More »

BNSF Railway & J.B. Hunt celebrate 20 years of intermodal success

AJOT | February 11, 2009 | Intermodal

Twenty years ago today, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. and BNSF predecessor The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company loaded a Hunt trailer onto a railcar and ushered in the modern age of intermodal freight transport. Read More »

CN closes transaction to acquire Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Intermodal

Acquisition will generate greater rail efficiencies, overall environmental benefits for Chicago region CN completed its acquisition of the principal lines of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). The closing followed the Jan. 23, 2009, effec Read More »

ATA asks Congress to support trucking’s environmental initiatives

AJOT | February 08, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations asked Congress to support the trucking industry's environmental initiatives, which will reduce fuel consumption by 86 billion gallons and reduce the carbon footprint of all vehicles by nearly a billion tons over the next Read More »

Wal-Mart tests new hybrid trucks, alternative fuels

AJOT | February 05, 2009 | Intermodal

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced it will test two new types of heavy-duty commercial hybrid trucks and two different alternatively fueled heavy duty trucks as a part of the company's efforts to build on its progress in developing a more sustainable truckin Read More »

Con-way Freight names Dell area VP of sales, Western area

AJOT | February 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way, Inc., announced that it has promoted Timothy P. Dell to area vice president of sales, Western area. In the role, Dell will be responsible for directing the company's sales initiativ Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index plummeted 11.1% in December

AJOT | January 29, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index plunged 11.1% in December 2008, marking the largest month-to-month reduction since April 1994, when the unionized less-than-truckload industry was in the midst o Read More »

Passage of Economic Recovery Bill gives hope to transportation workers

AJOT | January 29, 2009 | Intermodal

Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued the following statement upon House passage of the economic stimulus bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1): Read More »

BNSF $2.7bln capital commitment program

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced a planned 2009 capital commitment program of $2.7 billion, which is expected to be approximately $150 million lower than 2008. BNSF currently expects to spend $1.9 billion to refresh track, signal systems, structures, Read More »

NY/NJ Port Authority board approves program to stimulate use of ExpressRail facilities

AJOT | January 26, 2009 | Intermodal

To stimulate even greater use of the Port Authority's ExpressRail system, the agency's Board of Commissioners approved an incentive program to encourage shippers using the Port of New York and New Jersey to transport even more cargo by rail. Read More »

BNSF offers faster options from Pacific Northwest

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced it is offering an express international container service from the high-capacity ports of Seattle and Tacoma, WA, to BNSF's intermodal facilities in Memphis, Tenn., and BNSF's Logistics Park - Chicago in Illinois. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines voted regional LTL ‘Carrier of the Year’ by Yamaha

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has been named 2008 Yamaha Regional LTL Carrier of the Year by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. This is the first year Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. h Read More »

Con-way opens service center in Rockford, IL

AJOT | January 25, 2009 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way, Inc., announced that it has opened a new service center in Rockford offering next-day delivery throughout Illinois and within a surrounding 600-mile radius. The facility is the firs Read More »

Cadec, BlueSky to provide business intelligence to trucking fleets

AJOT | January 21, 2009 | Intermodal

Cadec Global, a provider of advanced fleet management solutions, and Blue Sky Technologies, Inc., a real-time supply chain visibility software provider, announced a technology partnership intended to help trucking fleets collect objective data that will h Read More »

Poll: Majority ready to pay for better infrastructure

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Intermodal

Governor Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania was joined by co-chairs of Building America's Future to announce the results of a national poll that shows Americans are willing to pay for improvements to the nation's infrastructure and identifying their priori Read More »

Legal challenge to CN railroad purchase

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Intermodal

The Village of Barrington filed an appeal of the Surface Transportation Board's decision approving Canadian National's takeover of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern (EJ&E) Railway. The appeal was filed with the United States Court Of Appeals for the District Read More »

Economic stimulus funding would rehabilitate WA rail line

AJOT | January 18, 2009 | Intermodal

A groundswell of support is occurring for Economic Stimulus Funding to be allocated to rehabilitate the Clark County, Washington Rail Line. The "Clark County Rail Line Rehabilitation Project" is a critical infrastructure project that would result in immed Read More »