Intermodal

Canada watchdog says 2013 CN derailment caused by rail defects

Reuters | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A fiery Canadian National Railway Co derailment in Alberta in 2013 was caused by rail defects that were not detected in tests just two months before the incident, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said. Read More »

Reform agenda to make rail transportation safe

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, a group of 32 unions representing transportation workers, released its 2015 agenda yesterday after meeting with administration officials and lawmakers over the weekend. One of its top priorities is rail safety, specifically moving forward on the expired Rail Safety Improvement Act (RSIA). Read More »

Truck strike crimps Brazil food, fuel supplies, soy exports

Reuters | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Ports & Terminals

Truck drivers protesting high fuel prices for a seventh day interrupted supplies of diesel and raw materials across Brazil's farm belt and threatened to hold up grains exports at ports in the midst of a record harvest. Read More »

Southern California commuter train, truck collide, 51 hurt

Reuters | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A Los Angeles-bound commuter train slammed into a tractor trailer stopped on the tracks in Oxnard, California during the morning rush hour, injuring 51 people, several critically, authorities said. Read More »

CSX says West Virginia rail line still shut after derailment

Reuters | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A CSX Corp rail line in West Virginia remained shut following an explosive oil train derailment on Feb. 16 that damaged the roadbed and tracks, though the type of work required to return the line to service could be completed “in days”, a CSX spokeswoman said Tuesday. Read More »

White House: Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Reuters | February 24, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline | Intermodal | Rail

President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, the White House confirmed. Read More »

Intermodal Incentive Program announced to encourage container activity at the Port of Philadelphia

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority announces availability of State-Sponsored Intermodal Incentive Program to encourage container activity at the Port Of Philadelphia. Port also reports big gains in initial 2015 cargo activity. Read More »

Kimrad Transport rolls out SmartDrive across newly acquired fleet

PR Newswire | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, today announced that Kimrad Transport, LP, a family-based regional cargo transporter of liquid asphalt, petroleum crude oil, and other liquid petrochemicals to various industries, doubled its implementation of SmartDrive's video-based safety program by adding the program to its recently acquired fleet equipment operating as Bulk Crude Transport, LLC. Kimrad chose to roll out the SmartDrive technology fleet-wide following notable improvements in collision frequency rate and safety score.

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CN negotiates tentative labour agreement with Unifor; CN withdraws lockout notice

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that it has negotiated a tentative labour agreement with the Unifor union. As a result, CN has withdrawn its lockout notice to Unifor, which would have come effective at 2300 hours local time tonight in the absence of a settlement. Read More »

CNR, Unifor to resume talks as lockout looms

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway said it was unable to reach full agreement on a negotiated settlement with Unifor, the union representing 4,800 of its mechanical, clerical and intermodal staff, and will resume talks. Read More »

Oil-by-rail shipments are playing Russian roulette

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Train derailments involving crude oil and ethanol in the United States will cost more than $18 billion over the next 20 years, according to an assessment by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Read More »

Cleanup continues after derailed CSX train spills oil

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A cleanup was continuing in the Kanawha River in West Virginia after an oil spill last week following the derailment of a CSX Corp train, though drinking water was not affected, the company and federal officials said. Read More »

CN says Unifor description of company bargaining stance is completely inaccurate

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN expressed disappointment today with Unifor's recent claims that the company is not bargaining in good faith and is trying to force its agenda on the union through a lockout of the union's 4,800 members. Read More »

Paquetexpress announces regional consolidated LTL service between Mexico and Southeast US

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Paquetexpress, one of Mexico’s largest courier, messenger and consolidated freight carriers based in Los Mochis, Sinaloa Mexico has announced a new service between 99 destinations in Mexico connecting with the southeast region of the United States.   Read More »

Old Dominion opens Watertown Service Center

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. opened a new service center in Watertown, the company’s third in South Dakota. Read More »

CN says Unifor description of company bargaining stance is completely inaccurate

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN actually had near-settlement with Unifor on employee matters in December 2014. Binding arbitration proper forum to address Unifor's recently changed bargaining demands Read More »

Brazilian grain trucker blockade continues, threatens harvest

Reuters | February 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Truckers protesting high diesel prices in Brazil used road blocks to restrict the flow of soy, corn and other commodities in a key grain-growing region for a third day on Friday, threatening what is expected to be a record harvest. Read More »

C.A.T announces new door to door intermodal service

AJOT | February 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

C.A.T. INC. announces a new, door to door intermodal service for clients shipping to all points within North America. Read More »

Gas vapor eyed as factor in West Virginia oil train fireball

Reuters | February 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Federal investigators will examine whether pressurized gas played a role in the massive blast that followed the derailment of a train carrying crude oil through West Virginia this week, the U.S. Transportation Department said. Read More »

Canada plans legislation to make railways more accountable

Reuters | February 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The Canadian government, which has pledged to make railways and shippers carry more insurance for oil shipments in light of recent fiery accidents, said it would introduce a bill to make rail transportation "safer and more accountable." Read More »