Smaller transport companies are growing from collaboration rather than shrinking by competition

AJOT | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

All around the world, the very small and the very large transporters and warehouse operators are surviving (maybe thriving), but the mid-level is being squeezed at both ends. Read More »

Canadian regulator seeks CN Rail safety plan after derailments

Reuters | March 25, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Regulator Transport Canada has issued a notice to Canadian National Railway Co requesting a plan to ensure safety along the Ruel subdivision, where three trains derailed in fewer than 30 days in February and March, the railway said on Wednesday. Read More »

CN Rail says harsh winter one reason for spike in 2014 accidents

Reuters | March 24, 2015 | Intermodal

An unusually harsh winter is one of the reasons Canadian National Rail Co suffered a sharp increase in the number of train accidents in 2014, a top official said on Tuesday. Read More »

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 3.1% in February

PR Newswire | March 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

ARLINGTON, Va., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 3.1% in February, following a revised gain of 1.3% during the previous month. In February, the index equaled 131.6 (2000=100), the lowest level since September 2014.

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Governor Scott Walker to Keynote NTTC’s Annual Conference

PR Newswire | March 24, 2015 | Energy | Rail and Road | Intermodal | Road

The National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. (NTTC) today announced that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will offer the keynote address at its upcoming 67(th) Annual Conference & Exhibit Show. The conference will be held April 26-28 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place located in the heart of Boston's historic Back Bay. Read More »

As oil trains roll across America, volunteer firefighters face big risk

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Volunteers at the Galena, Illinois, fire department were hosing down the smoldering wreck of a derailed BNSF oil train on the east bank of the Mississippi River on March 5 when a fire suddenly flared beyond their control. Minutes later, the blaze reached above the treetops, visible for miles around. Read More »

CN Rail derailment numbers soared before recent crashes

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway's safety record deteriorated sharply in 2014, reversing years of improvements, as accidents in Canada blamed on poor track conditions hit their highest level in more than five years, a Reuters analysis has found. Read More »

TX Logistik expands on rail link to Scandinavia

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Since the beginning of March 2015, TX Logistik AG (TXL) has ramped up their rail link between Herne (Germany) and Malmö (Sweden) from six to eight departures per week. Read More »

BNSF Railway faces fines in Washington state over hazardous spills

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Washington state regulators have recommended BNSF Railway be fined $700,000 for not properly disclosing that its trains had spilled crude oil and other hazardous materials on 14 occasions over four months, officials said on Friday. Read More »

ATA Urges Congress to Back Bipartisan Hair Testing Legislation

AJOT | March 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

American Trucking Associations asked lawmakers to support bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday that would allow trucking companies to use a highly effective tool, hair testing, to meet federal requirements and prevent drug users from getting behind the wheel of trucks. Read More »

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. Welcomes Mitsui & Co., Ltd. as New Investor

AJOT | March 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. (“PTL”) today announced that Tokyo-based Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”) has acquired a 20.0% limited partnership interest in PTL from General Electric Capital Corporation (“GECC”). Read More »

Coming off the rails? Safety risks in crude by rail

Reuters | March 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Trains carrying oil or ethanol have derailed and caught fire at more than a dozen locations across the United States and Canada in the last five years. Read More »

CN to build new C$250-million intermodal and logistics hub in Milton, Ont., west of Toronto

AJOT | March 18, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN announced today a plan to build a C$250-million intermodal and logistics hub adjacent to its main line in the Town of Milton, Ont., located approximately 30 miles west of Toronto. Read More »

CN says Unifor shopcraft members ratify new labor contract

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN has announced that members of the Unifor shopcraft group representing 2,100 company car mechanics, heavy-duty equipment mechanics and electricians in Canada have ratified a four-year labor agreement. Read More »

India’s Snapdeal to invest up to $200 million to improve deliveries

Reuters | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Ecommerce company will invest $150 million-$200 million to strengthen its delivery network in the next financial year, an executive said. Read More »

Transport sector set to give big lift to oil demand

Reuters | March 17, 2015 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | Road

Demand for oil is intimately connected to the demand for transportation in the United States and the other advanced industrial economies. Read More »

Canada transport watchdog wants new tank cars in service earlier

Reuters | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canada's transportation watchdog said that recent fiery derailments of trains hauling crude oil mean a new generation of stronger tanker wagons should be introduced ahead of schedule. Read More »

CN to build new intermodal and logistics hub in Milton, Ontario

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN has announced a plan to build a C$250-million intermodal and logistics hub adjacent to its main line in the Town of Milton, Ont., located approximately 30 miles west of Toronto. Milton has ready access to major highways reaching key industrial and commercial areas in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Read More »

AFPM Asks DOT to Clarify its Position on Derailments

GlobeNewswire | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers President Charles T. Drevna sent the following letter to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx in response to the Department’s failure to adequately address track integrity as a cause of train derailments: Read More »

Greenbrier Announces Orders for 10,100 Railcars Valued at $1.09 Billion

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.announced today that it received new orders in its second quarter ended February 28, 2015 for 10,100 railcar units valued at $1.09 billion. Read More »