Intermodal

CN reaches voluntary mitigation agreement with the City of Elgin, IL

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced a voluntary mitigation agreement with the City of Elgin, IL, addressing the municipality's issues with CN's acquisition of the principal lines of the former Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). CN completed the acquisition on Jan Read More »

Tough times will continue for trailer manufacturers

AJOT | May 14, 2009 | Intermodal

Trailer production will continue at current depressed levels through the end of 2009 before beginning a slow recovery, Eric Starks, President of FTR Associates recently told the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA). Addressing the organization's Read More »

WA Legislature passes budget, includes funding for the Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Proj.

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Intermodal

The Washington State Legislature passed its 2009-11 Transportation Budget and included $2 million in funding to begin constructing Segment 2 and rehabilitating Segment 3 of the Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Project. Read More »

C.H. Robinson, CSS work together to help motor carriers reduce emissions

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Intermodal

C.H. Robinson Worldwide and non-profit organization Cascade Sierra Solutions (CSS) have announced they will work together to help motor carriers reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Read More »

Parsons awarded $1.46 bln+ contract for Houston Light Rail Project

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Intermodal

Parsons is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $1.46 billion+ facility provider contract by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) for its light rail expansion project in Houston, Texas. Read More »

Funding for Clark County rail project Included in WA budget

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Intermodal

The Washington State Legislature passed its 2009-11 Transportation Budget which included $1 million in funding to begin to rehabilitate a portion of Clark County / Chelatchie Prairie Rail Line. Read More »

CN appoints Luc Jobin executive vice-president and chief financial officer

AJOT | May 05, 2009 | Intermodal

E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer of CN, announced the appointment of Luc Jobin, C.A., as the executive vice-president and chief financial officer of the company effective June 1, 2009. Read More »

ITI’s Carmichael: President has vision with intermodal high-speed rail

AJOT | May 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Gil Carmichael, Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver, says that President Barack Obama, with his commitment to a nationwide, intermodal, high-speed rail system, has presen Read More »

Challenger Motor Freight opens new terminal in BC

AJOT | May 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Challenger Motor Freight announced the opening of its new 10-acre terminal, drivers 'amenities center and offices ' more than doubling its previous space ' for future expansion in the region. Read More »

BNSF’s Miller to serve on US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Subcommittee

AJOT | April 29, 2009 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced that John Miller, assistant vice president, Agricultural Products Marketing, was selected by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to serve on the Subcommittee on Convergence in Agricultural Commodity Mar Read More »

CSX announces first Environmental Award winners

AJOT | April 22, 2009 | Intermodal

CSX Transportation (CSXT) announced the winners of its first-annual Environmental Awards recognizing customers that have reduced their carbon emissions on the freight they ship by relying on CSX Transportation. Read More »

CN board selects Mongeau to succeed Harrison as president and CEO

AJOT | April 22, 2009 | Intermodal

David G. A. McLean, chairman of the board of directors of CN, announced the board's selection of Claude Mongeau to succeed E. Hunter Harrison as president and chief executive officer of the company at the end of 2009. Read More »

CN pact with City of Gary, IN, marks milestone in EJ&E transaction mitigation

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced a voluntary mitigation agreement with the City of Gary, IN, addressing the municipality's concerns with CN's acquisition of the principal lines of the former Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). CN completed the acquisition on Jan. Read More »

BNSF crews begin $15 million track maintenance project in Illinois

AJOT | April 19, 2009 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company has begun undercutting (the removal, repairing and replacement of ballast) and repairing roadbed beneath a 29-mile stretch of track between Galesburg and Wilbern, IL. A second BNSF crew will replace more than 70,000 railroad ties alon Read More »

NCIT report: American Recovery & Reinvestment Act should include transportation

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | Intermodal

The National Center for Intermodal Transportation at the University of Denver (NCIT) has concluded a Transportation Policy Paper following the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The NCIT policy paper outlines critical transportation el Read More »

BNSF cuts intermodal shipping time by more than 12 hours

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Intermodal

In first quarter 2009, BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) achieved a 12-hour reduction in average transit time for domestic and international intermodal traffic over first quarter 2008. BNSF also improved shipment availability in some lanes by as much as 20 hour Read More »

Distribution and LTL Carriers Association elects a new chairman

AJOT | April 08, 2009 | Intermodal

The Distribution and LTL Carriers Association elected a new chairman, Michael D. Moran, at their recent management conference and exhibition in Tampa, FL. Read More »

Horizon Freight Lines thrives in tough conditions

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Intermodal

Horizon Freight Lines, Inc. was founded in 1937 by Indiana native Ezra Satter. Then a one-man, one-truck operation, it served areas of southern Indiana hauling general commodities and providing household moving services. This once tiny business has since Read More »

Central Freight Lines implements Cheetah Freight

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Intermodal

Cheetah Software Services, Inc., a software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation logistics solutions provider, announced that Central Freight Lines has implemented the Cheetah Freight solution. Central Freight, an LTL carrier servicing roughly the central t Read More »

‘Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009’ reduces congestion, emissions and increases . . .

AJOT | April 06, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations strongly supports the 'Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009,' (H.R. 1799) which was introduced by US Reps. Michael Michaud (D-Maine) and Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio). The bill will allow states to authorize the operat Read More »