Intermodal

States forced to delay millions in highway contracts

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Intermodal

States have put the brakes on millions of dollars of highway construction projects and are scrambling to substitute scarce state funds for the federal funds that have been cut off due to the crisis in the Highway Trust Fund. Read More »

NS delivers safety training in Georgia, Carolinas and Virginia

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Intermodal

A special train traveled to Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia to provide emergency preparedness training to first responders as part of the 2008 Norfolk Southern TRANSCAER Whistle-Stop Tour. Read More »

ABF expands next-day, second-day service

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Intermodal

ABF Freight System, Inc.', announced faster transit times in more than 24,000 station-to-station lanes including approximately 1,300 new next-day lanes and 21,000 new second-day lanes. As a result, ABF has reduced transit by at least one day in over 445 m Read More »

RoadLink’s safety Czar earns ‘Lifetime Volunteer Award’

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Intermodal

Woody Yarwood, corporate director of safety for Atlanta-based RoadLink, received the prestigious 2008 Lifetime Volunteer Award at the recent 2008 National Truck Driving Championships for his years of outstanding contributions to trucking safety. Read More »

CN petitions U.S. Court of Appeals to order final STB decision on transportation merits…

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Intermodal

CN petitioned the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for an expedited ruling ordering the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to render a final decision on the transportation merits of CN's proposed acquisition of the princ Read More »

Ryder completes acquisition of Gordon Truck Leasing

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Intermodal

Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solutions company, announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of substantially all the assets of the full service truck leasing, commercial truck rental and contract ma Read More »

BNSF to replace almost 20 track miles of rail in North Dakota

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company will replace almost 20 track miles of rail at several locations between Beaver Hill, Mont., and Mandan, ND, beginning Sept. 2. The project is expected to cost an estimated $8 million and is scheduled to conclude Oct. 16, 2008. Read More »

DB develops concept for railway in Qatar

AJOT | September 14, 2008 | Intermodal

The Qatari government has agreed on a long-term cooperation with Deutsche Bahn (DB) aimed at setting up a modern integrated railway system in Qatar, and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to that effect was signed by the investment company Qatari Diar an Read More »

Pacer promotes Kane to CFO;  Doherty to EVP, Investor Relations

AJOT | September 10, 2008 | Intermodal

Pacer International announced that Brian Kane will be promoted to chief financial officer, effective September 15, 2008. Kane succeeds Larry Yarberry, who will continue to serve in a senior executive capacity through December 31, 2008. Read More »

ATA urges Congress to act quickly to fix highway trust fund

AJOT | September 10, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations said it is encouraged by the Bush Administration's recent announcement that it is now supporting legislation that would move $8 billion into the Highway Trust Fund to keep it solvent. ATA also urged Congress to quickly a Read More »

CN reaches tentative agreement with police officers’ union in Canada

AJOT | September 10, 2008 | Intermodal

CN said it has negotiated a tentative labor agreement with the union representing its police officers in Canada. Details of the new agreement are being withheld pending ratification by members of the Canadian National Railways Police Association (CNRPA). Read More »

American Trucking Associations introduces ATA Business Solutions

AJOT | September 10, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations launched ATA Business Solutions, a line of information products, business tools, services, training programs and conferences specifically designed to address the critical issues affecting trucking- related companies. Read More »

Norfolk Southern says NTSB’s finding on 2006 train accident is erroneous

AJOT | September 01, 2008 | Intermodal

In a formal petition filed with the National Transportation Safety Board, Norfolk Southern Railway Company presented documentation and analysis, including new evidence, clearly establishing good cause for the NTSB to reexamine and amend its conclusion reg Read More »

ATA submits final brief in L.A. ports’ Concession Plan challenge

AJOT | September 01, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations, with the support of its Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference, filed its legal reply in the US District Court in California to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach's defense of their "Concession Plans." Read More »

CN and City of Joliet approve agreement on CN acquisition

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Intermodal

CN said that it has reached an agreement with the City of Joliet regarding CN's proposed acquisition of the major portion of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). The agreement resolves the outstanding concerns the City of Joliet has related Read More »

IANA support for ATA lawsuit against SoCal Port Concession Plans

AJOT | August 28, 2008 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America announced today it will back the American Trucking Associations' motion for an injunction against the Concession Plans of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. At a recent Board of Directors meeting, IANA lea Read More »

Premium Article  CN requests STB approval for revised schedule, new approach to EJ&E acquisition

AJOT | August 27, 2008 | Intermodal

CN seeks to close deal by year's end but would run no new trains, preserve environmental status quo, and protect all interests pending STB environmental review. Read More »

BNSF reopens Chicago land rail-served terminal

AJOT | August 24, 2008 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company today announced the reopening of a rail-served building materials transload facility under the management of Partners Warehouse, LLC, at Eola, IL. Operating as Partners Dimensional Services, the facility has received a complete track Read More »

US CEOs to address APTA’s International Transportation Summit

AJOT | August 24, 2008 | Intermodal

Conference will bring the world in road transportation to Halifax, NS, Canada to share ideas, information on global trade opportunities, challenges. Read More »

Roanoke region intermodal facility project advances

AJOT | August 24, 2008 | Intermodal

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) issued a Notice to Proceed to Norfolk Southern Railway, authorizing the railroad to initiate construction of the Roanoke Region Intermodal Facility at the Elliston site in Montgomery County, Read More »