CN says Unifor members ratify new labor contracts

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN has announced that members of the Unifor union have ratified the clerical/intermodal, Savage Alberta Railway, excavator-operator and CNTL owner-operator collective agreements. The company is awaiting the results from the mechanical bargaining unit represented by Unifor Local 100R. Read More »

ATA, allies ask Congress to reject dangerous devolution of highway program

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

In a letter to Congress, American Trucking Associations and a coalition of 37 other organizations warned about the dangers of devolving the federal highway program and urged passage of a robust, long-term highway bill that secures the federal role in transportation. Read More »

Crude oil joins rail industry staples as key revenue producer

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

U.S. railroads generated almost as much money last year hauling crude oil and sand, largely used in hydraulic fracturing, as they did moving industry staples like field crops and motor vehicles, according to a Reuters' analysis of newly released federal data. Read More »

US regulators order leaky valves on oil railcars be replaced

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The U.S. Federal Railroad Commission said about 6,000 tank railcars that carry crude oil and other hazardous materials have valves that can leak and must be replaced within 60 days. Read More »

US senator calls for first-responder training for derailments

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A Senator from Pennsylvania called for measures to provide resources and training to first responders who handle crude oil train derailments. Read More »

Zara-owner Inditex has the edge in online battle with H&M

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | International Trade

The families behind Zara-owner Inditex and H&M will need to fend off fast-moving competitors if they are to replicate online the winning formulae that made them the world's top two fashion retailers. Read More »

Bunge sells Cincinnati grain facility to warehouse firm Vogt

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Bunge North America's grain terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio, which closed last year following an explosion, was sold in the past week to a local warehouse business, a spokeswoman for the company said. Read More »

Penske Truck Leasing starts new national ad campaign

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Penske Truck Leasing is “tipping off” a new ad campaign this month starting with during college basketball’s biggest month. The new campaign aims to highlight the breadth of the brand’s service offering to businesses and consumers in a unique and entertaining way. Read More »

CN announces plan to buy back shares through a private agreement

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN announced today that it intends to purchase for cancellation up to 1.1 million of its common shares pursuant to a private agreement between CN and an arm's-length third-party seller. Read More »

Two key themes to dominate Army Women’s Foundation Seventh Annual Summit and Hall of Fame Induction

PR Newswire | March 13, 2015 | Intermodal

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Women's Foundation will convene service members and veterans, leading employers, senior military members, policy and legislative experts, and other guests for its Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Summit March 17 and 18 in the nation's capital.

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Canada says unable to agree with U.S. on rail car brakes

Reuters | March 13, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canada was unable to reach agreement with the United States on whether to require advanced braking systems in new oil tank cars, so the requirement was dropped from a draft of new Canadian tank-car standards, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said. Read More »

Canada’s PM says railways can’t dictate terms on grain backlog

Reuters | March 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and Canadian National Railway Co have such huge market power that they cannot be allowed to dictate how Canada’s grain shipment backlog is cleared, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday. Read More »

US sues railroad company over fires at national park

Reuters | March 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit against an Indiana railroad, saying the company was responsible for fires that damaged a national park and disrupted research on an endangered butterfly. Read More »

CN Rail says some oil product spills in Manitoba derailment

Reuters | March 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Thirteen cars on a Canadian National Railway Co train went off the tracks in rural Manitoba and spilled some petroleum product on the ground in the company's third derailment in a week. Read More »

Integrated Freight Corp 10-K Reflects Key Milestones

Marketwired | March 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Integrated Freight Corporation, a motor freight carrier providing services on key routes throughout the United States announced its FY2013 audited financial results. Read More »

Rail industry pushes White House to ease oil train safety rules

Reuters | March 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The U.S. rail industry is pushing the White House to drop a requirement that oil trains adopt an advanced braking system. Read More »

Berkshire’s railroad revamps service with billions, fewer cars

Reuters | March 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Berkshire Hathaway's BNSF Railways invested billions in shoring up its operations. Read More »

Canada oil train rule timing may differ from US

Reuters | March 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

While the United States and Canada are near agreement on a tougher standard for oil-by-rail tanker cars, they may diverge on the phase-in period, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt told Reuters. Read More »

CargoNet finds thefts down but loss value up

AJOT | March 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

CargoNet notes that reported cargo theft incidents dropped from 1,098 in 2013 to 844 in 2014. But although total cargo theft incidents were down, the average loss value of the cargo per incident increased to $181,681. Read More »

Fire involving tanker truck shuts down Michigan highway

Reuters | March 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A massive fire involving a tanker truck on Detroit's border shut down Michigan's Interstate 94 in both directions on Wednesday, police said. Read More »