Intermodal

Pallet truck attachment improves ergonomics of order picking

AJOT | April 22, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The PalletPal Walkie from Southworth Products mounts to any standard electric walkie or walkie/rider pallet truck to make order picking faster, safer and easier. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines receives Lowe’s Top Carrier Award for the 8th straight year

AJOT | April 22, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has been named Lowe's 2014 LTL Carrier of the Year. Read More »

Con-way Truckload invests in 635 new tractors

AJOT | April 21, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced its purchase of 635 new, twin-screw tractors — each of which will be equipped with an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) — in a replacement cycle that will maintain the company’s 2,500-tractor fleet as one of the newest and most technically advanced in the truckload industry. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index gained 1.1% in March

AJOT | April 21, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.1% in March, following a revised drop of 2.8% during the previous month. In March, the index equaled 133.5 (2000=100). The all-time high is 135.8, reached in January 2015. Read More »

Kansas City Southern reports decline in 1st-quarter revenue

Reuters | April 21, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Regional U.S. railroad Kansas City Southern reported a drop in revenue as its coal and energy-related freight volumes took a hit and the strong U.S. dollar hurt its Mexico-based business, but net profit rose. Read More »

CP Rail earnings rise on higher revenue, efficiency

Reuters | April 21, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd reported higher first quarter earnings on Tuesday as revenues jumped and the company significantly improved its operating efficiency. Read More »

German train drivers start strike seen costing $100 million a day

AJOT | April 21, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

German train drivers began a 66-hour strike over pay and negotiating rights on Tuesday, which industry said could cost as much as 100 million euros ($100 million) a day in production stoppages. Read More »

CN Rail 1st-qtr profit rises, to boost capital spending

AJOT | April 21, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co posted higher first-quarter earnings on Monday, topping analysts' expectations, and said it would boost capital spending to improve safety as volume rises. Read More »

CAGTC launched “Freight Can’t Wait” campaign at US Capitol

AJOT | April 21, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

With U.S. freight congestion making news for almost  a year, the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) sent a clear message today: the time to invest in our nation’s freight infrastructure is now. Read More »

California gas pipeline explosion, fire injure up to 15 people

Reuters | April 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A construction crew on Friday accidentally ruptured a natural gas transmission line in Fresno, California, sparking an explosion and fire that injured up to 15 people, four of them critically, officials said. Read More »

US calls for more oil train inspections, other safety measures

Reuters | April 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Oil train operators must have detailed information on hand about the possible risks of their cargo in case of an accident and perform more thorough checks before moving on the tracks, U.S. transportation officials said. Read More »

German rail union to hold major train strike

Reuters | April 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Germany's GDL train drivers' union announced that it will hold multi-day strikes on passenger and freight trains this week which will cause major disruptions on state-owned railway Deutsche Bahn. Read More »

Prologis to buy KTR Capital for $5.9 billion

Reuters | April 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Prologis Inc, which owns warehouses and retail-distribution centers, has agreed to buy industrial-property owner KTR Capital Partners for $5.9 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on its online edition. Read More »

Lincoln Equities Group receives approval to develop 265-acre industrial park in Piscataway, NJ

AJOT | April 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Lincoln Equities Group LLC (LEG) has received Preliminary Site Plan approval from the Piscataway Planning Board to develop 2.4 million square feet of industrial space on 265 acres.  Read More »

ATA urges the Obama Administration to act to reduce truck speeds

PR Newswire | April 20, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

ARLINGTON, Va., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations leaders renewed their call for the Department of Transportation to move forward with a rule requiring the electronic speed limiter on all large trucks be set no higher than 65 miles per hour.

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TransForce, Inc. Acquires Davis Transportation Services in New England

PR Newswire | April 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TransForce, Inc. the nation's leading staffing firm specializing in quality commercial truck drivers, has acquired the assets of Davis Transportation Services (DTS). DTS is a leading regional provider of high-quality commercial truck drivers serving New England with offices in Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts. DTS recently earned the Best of Staffing® Award for providing remarkable service quality. Fewer than 2% of all staffing agencies in the United States and Canada earned the 2015 Best of Staffing® Award for service excellence.

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Westbound Gardiner Expressway to fully reopen after completion of construction work

PR Newswire | April 19, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

TORONTO, April 19, 2015 /CNW/ - The Gardiner Expressway work between Exhibition Place and Grand Magazine Street in Toronto has been completed sooner than expected, which has resulted in the reinstatement of the three westbound lanes of traffic.

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Cheap oil, strong dollar pose challenges for US railroads

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Low oil prices and the strong U.S. dollar made for a somewhat painful first quarter for major U.S. railroads CSX Corp and Norfolk Southern Corp, and may continue to weigh on their profits. Read More »

CN Rail, beset by derailments, to upgrade Western Canada network

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co , hit by a recent string of derailments, will spend C$500 million ($412 million) to upgrade its feeder network in Western Canada to improve safety and boost capacity, the railway said. Read More »

German union threatens Amazon with long fight over wages

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

German labor union Verdi is prepared for a long fight with U.S. online retailer Amazon.com Inc for better pay and conditions and expects more strikes this Christmas. Read More »