CTP applauds Senate for program to allow heavier trucks on Maine interstates

AJOT | September 24, 2009 | Intermodal

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), an advocacy group of more than 100 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal weight limits on interstate highways, applauded the US Senate for passing legislation enab Read More »

REZ-1 goes mobile

AJOT | September 24, 2009 | Intermodal

REZ-1 announced that their users are now able to make and manage their equipment reservations over mobile phones. REZ-1's active community extends to over 4,000 users from IMC's and dray companies that utilize their online applications; ChannelSpeed and Read More »

Riverside Transport chooses Intelek Technologies

AJOT | September 24, 2009 | Intermodal

Intelek Technologies Corporation, developers of web-based EDI and load gathering solutions for the trucking industry, announced at the TMW TransForum 2009 Users Conference that Riverside Transport Inc. (RTI) has adopted its DiamondMine EDI translation so Read More »

ABF quality process 25th anniversary

AJOT | September 24, 2009 | Intermodal

ABF Freight System, Inc.', announced that September 17th, 2009, marked the 25th anniversary of the ABF Quality Process.

'Quality performance tracks back to the company's origins in 1923,' said ABF' President and Chief Operating Officer Wes Ke Read More »

Advent rolls out for phone-based inspection reporting

AJOT | September 24, 2009 | Intermodal

Advent, Inc. announced the launch of, the only chassis inspection system that satisfies the new FMCSA chassis roadability requirements while also providing access to a full suite of transportation tools. Built on the backbone of Advent's trans Read More »

2009 IANA Intermodal Achievement Award winner named

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has named REZ-1 as the winner of the 2009 IANA Intermodal Achievement Award for its development of an online platform that has significantly improved the process for matching intermodal container capacity Read More »

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index shows minimal improvement in August

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Intermodal

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index ticked up slightly in August, but at a reading of -20.18 still remains well below a neutral reading of 0. The index, a measurement of five conditions affecting truckers, while showing modest improvement from its low readi Read More »

CN reaches voluntary mitigation agreement with the Village of Hawthorn Woods, IL

AJOT | September 17, 2009 | Intermodal

CN announced a voluntary mitigation agreement (VMA) with the Village of Hawthorn Woods, IL, located approximately 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, that addresses the municipality's environmental issues with CN's acquisition of the principal lines o Read More »

CN opens new C$14-million Toronto auto compound

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

CN recently celebrated the official opening of its new C$14-million Toronto Automotive Compound at MacMillan yard north of Toronto. Read More »

FTR conference indicates slow recovery for transportation industry

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

The worst is over for the freight economy, but recovery will be slow and uneven according to speakers at the recent FTR Associates Freight Transportation conference, which took place in Indianapolis, IN August 25-27, 2009. Over 170 attendees were present Read More »

Cemtrex to develop carbon credit projects with truck fleets in US

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

Cemtrex, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement with Lenegar Group to develop a series of carbon credits projects based on vehicle emission reduction technology from Lenegar Group. Read More »

Hazmat regulation must maintain safety without unnecessary burdens

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

The following is the opening statement of US Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Ranking Republican, from a hearing entitled 'Concerns with Hazardous Materials Safety in the US: Is PHMSA Performing its Missi Read More »

Tennessee identifies 111 structurally deficient bridges

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) identified 111 bridges across the state that will be either replaced, repaired or rehabilitated through a new initiative aimed at reducing the number of structurally deficient bridges in the state. TDOT's Read More »

TMTA recognizes Frozen Food Express, Inc.‘s Stubbs with 2009 Leadership Award

AJOT | September 15, 2009 | Intermodal

Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. announced that its Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Stoney "Russell" Stubbs, has been named by the Texas Motor Transportation Association (TMTA) the recipient of the 2009 Leadership Award. Read More »

Hanjin Logistics and REZ-1 partner on domestic reload program

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Intermodal

REZ-1 and Hanjin Logistics announced that REZ-1 would now serve as the reservation and rail-billing platform for Hanjin Logistics' domestic program. Hanjin Logistics will post available containers for domestic shipment on REZ-1's industry leading Channel Read More »

Preliminary August heavy truck orders strongest since Nov. ‘08

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Intermodal

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing Class 8 net orders for all major North American OEM's totaling 10,758 units in August, the strongest showing since November 2008. The figure includes orders for the US, Canada, Mexico and Exports. Order Read More »

NITL refutes charges of not supporting ports’ clean air goals

AJOT | September 13, 2009 | Intermodal

In response to a recent joint letter to Representative James Oberstar (D-MN), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Sierra Club, The National Industrial Transportation Le Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines setting customer service records

AJOT | September 08, 2009 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines has been expanding services and setting all-time company records.

The company has traditionally led the less-than-truckload (LTL) industry in service performance goals for on-time and claim-free deliveries, and these are jus Read More »

American Association for Justice study ignores truck safety facts

AJOT | September 03, 2009 | Intermodal

Reporters, newscasters and commentators covering the recently released study by the American Association of Justice (AAJ) should include this information... Read More »

IBM Innovation Center confirms TMW Systems scalability for trucking

AJOT | August 31, 2009 | Intermodal

Working with experts at the IBM Innovation Center in San Mateo, CA, TMW Systems developers put the latest product release, TruckMate 2009, through a grueling series of simulated, high-volume freight bill transactions and dispatch activities performed by u Read More »