Intermodal

ATA questions impact of climate change legislation on fuel prices

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Intermodal

Expressing concern over the impact that pending cap-and-trade legislation could have on the nation's economy and the price of fuel for the trucking industry, a top trucking industry official urged Congress to take a cautious approach to climate change ini Read More »

Pacer International focuses on intermodal growth

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Intermodal

Pacer International, Inc., a North American logistics and freight transportation provider, announced several key executive appointments that align with the company's objective to significantly grow its intermodal services business with both its retail and Read More »

Efficient rail system key to Port of Tacoma

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Intermodal

Since 1883, when the burgeoning City of Tacoma became the western terminus of the first transcontinental railroad to reach Puget Sound, the fortunes of the city and its harbor have been inextricably linked to the railroads. Read More »

Rotterdam rail transport gains steam

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Intermodal

In 2007, rail again achieved the strongest growth in hinterland container transport: 10.5%, to 905,000 teu. This also made it the only mode of hinterland transport to keep pace with the increase in total container throughput (+10.8%). Inland shipping was Read More »

Direct-to-dock rail delivery of military cargo increases efficiency

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Intermodal

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) announces the completion of the first direct-to-dock rail delivery of US military cargo at the new APM Terminals facility in Portsmouth, Va. MLL partnered with APM Terminals Virginia, also a part of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, Read More »

Setback for Trans-Texas Corridor plan

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Intermodal

The Teamsters Union hailed the Texas Department of Transportation's decision to upgrade US Highway 59 instead of building a new transportation corridor through the countryside. Read More »

Pennsylvania Transportation Partners says Turnpike proposal deserves open, transparent debate

AJOT | June 18, 2008 | Intermodal

Pennsylvania Transportation Partners (PTP) -- the preferred bidders seeking to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike -- applauded legislators who stood up for good government by strongly blocking an effort by special interests to suppress public debate on Gov. Read More »

UTU ratifies accord with freight railroads

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Intermodal

Members of the United Transportation Union (UTU) have approved a new national agreement with the nation's major freight railroads, joining eleven other unions that had previously reached final agreements on new contracts. UTU, which represents almost one Read More »

Intermodal Monthly Update report shows ‘A tale of two markets’

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Monthly Update published by FTR Associates and Gross Transportation Consulting (GTC) reports in the June issue that while Intermodal revenue movements of International shipments continued to decline, domestic shipments are showing a distinc Read More »

Taddeo appointed Chairman of TICO Canada

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Intermodal

TICO Canada Intermodal Equipment Solutions, Inc. -- a provider of flexible, efficient terminal and Intermodal equipment, systems and solutions -- announced the appointment of Dominic J. Taddeo as Chairman of the Board. Read More »

NS, short line railroads create options in New York

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corporation and 10 New York-based short line railroads have created a program to convert short-haul truck movements to rail. The "Empire Link" allows the short line railroads to market the excess rail freight capacity on NS' Southern Tier Read More »

Long Beach approves Clean Truck concession rules

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Intermodal

Aiming to begin signups for trucking companies in July, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted to approve the terms for truckers to join the unprecedented Clean Trucks Program, which will reduce trucking emissions 80% by 2012 at the Port of Lo Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming completes acquisition of CAGY Industries, Inc.

AJOT | June 08, 2008 | Intermodal

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of CAGY Industries, Inc. (CAGY) for approximately $78.4 million in cash, to be adjusted for final working capital. In addition, GWI has agreed to pay contingent consideration of up to Read More »

Schenker AG extends rail services to Europe

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Intermodal

To meet the rising demand for rail based logistics, DB Schenker is now rolling out a new range of services in Europe: DB Schenkerrailog stands for rail based logistics and becomes an established component of DB Schenker's European land transport operation Read More »

Tucker Company joins ATA

AJOT | May 28, 2008 | Intermodal

Jeffrey Tucker, CEO of Tucker Company, Cherry Hill, NJ, has announced that the company has become a member of the American Trucking Association (ATA). The ATA, established in 1933, is the national voice for the trucking industry before Capitol Hill, regul Read More »

Teamsters slam proposal to let bigger trucks on highways

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Intermodal

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa urged Congress to ignore trucking industry lobbyists who want to let dangerous large trucks on US highways. Read More »

ATA to manage Distribution and LTL Carriers Association

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced that it has assumed management of the Distribution and LTL Carriers Association, a Kansas City, MO-based organization that represents for-hire trucking companies engaged in local, regional and inter-regio Read More »

PMTA responds to Abertis-Citigroup bid to lease Pennsylvania Turnpike

AJOT | May 26, 2008 | Intermodal

During a press conference, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell revealed that Abertis Infraestructuras SA and Citigroup, Inc. won the bidding to lease Pennsylvania's greatest asset for 75 years with a cash offer of $12.8 billion. If the Legislature approves the c Read More »

ATA urges Congress to act on GAO recommendations

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations is again calling on Congress to help the trucking industry keep drug and alcohol abusers off the road and improve safety on the nation's highways by supporting efforts to enhance drug and alcohol testing for the nation's Read More »

NS receives first Uni-Level railcars for large motor vehicle transport

AJOT | May 22, 2008 | Intermodal

Norfolk Southern Corporation has put into service the first of the new Uni-Level railcars supplied by TTX Company. Last week, Norfolk Southern loaded the first 13 of 55 Uni-Level cars received from TTX, officially launching the railroad's Uni-Level servic Read More »