Veterans transition into civilian Jobs as commercial truck and bus drivers in record numbers

PR Newswire | June 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

More than 10,000 veterans and active duty personnel have now taken advantage of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Military Skills Test Waiver Program. Read More »

U.S. to fine railroads that fail to implement PTC safety system

Reuters | June 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

U.S. railroads that fail to implement a safety technology system known as positive train control, or PTC, will face federal fines beginning Jan. 1, the top federal railroad regulator said on Wednesday. Read More »

Truck It Smart Loadboard Users to Benefit from Integration with

PR Newswire | June 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Truck It Smart, LLC, a user-friendly load board and freight-matching site, has partnered with, an industry reviews site to provide truckers and brokers the ability to manage company ratings and reviews. Read More »

Hank Bartos to assume interim leadership role at Con-way Truckload

AJOT | June 24, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Con-way Inc. announced today that Hank M. Bartos has been named interim president of Con-way Truckload, the company’s nationwide full-truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo. Read More »

Exxon suspends drilling from 3 platforms off Santa Barbara, California

Reuters | June 23, 2015 | Energy | Intermodal | Road

Exxon Mobil Corp has suspended offshore production from three drilling platforms along the Santa Barbara, California, coastline following last month’s rupture of a pipeline that carries crude oil away to refineries, the company said on Tuesday. Read More »

CAGTC applauds DRIVE Act’s creation of freight program, call for freight investment

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW Committee) has introduced a six-year surface transportation reauthorization proposal that would create a funded freight investment program.  Read More »

ATA Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.1% in May

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.1% in May, following a revised loss of 1.4% during April. In May, the index equaled 132.1 (2000=100). The all-time high is 135.8, reached in January 2015. Read More »

US court dismisses challenge to California oil train law

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A federal court has thrown out a lawsuit challenging a California state law requiring spill response plans and other safety measures for trains transporting crude oil, ruling that the matter was not yet “ripe” for review. Read More »

South Africa’s Transnet agrees $230 million loan to build trains

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

South African state-owned transport group Transnet will borrow 2.8 billion rand ($230 million) from Germany's KfW Development Bank to help fund the country's biggest ever locomotive acquisition, the state news agency. Read More »

Canada files charges in 2013 Lac-Megantic oil train crash

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The Canadian government on Monday charged the Montreal Maine & Atlantic Canada Railway Ltd, its affiliate and eight people with violating federal railway safety and environmental laws in connection with a 2013 oil train crash that killed 47 people and flattened the heart of the Quebec village of Lac-Megantic. Read More »

Broken wheel caused fiery 2014 derailment of Canada oil train

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The fiery January 2014 derailment of a Canadian National Railway Co crude oil train in New Brunswick was caused by an undetected flaw that broke a wheel, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said. Read More »

Two injured after New York train, truck collide

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Two people were injured and several firefighters were being monitored for smoke inhalation after a freight train and a tractor-trailer collided and caught fire near a cereal plant in upstate New York, a fire official said. Read More »

Georgia workers win $2.2 million in ‘devious defecator’ case

AJOT | June 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A federal jury in Georgia has awarded $2.2 million to two workers whose DNA was illegally tested after they were suspected of defecating in their company's warehouse. Read More »

Canadian Pacific Rail says cooperating with safety probe

Reuters | June 22, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said on Monday it is cooperating with a new federal safety investigation, after a media report raised allegations that it failed to apply adequate brakes when parking a train carrying flammable oil on a mountain slope in British Columbia. Read More »

Dicom Transportation Group acquires Orbis Logistics

AJOT | June 22, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Dicom adds final mile and cross-dock capabilities in the U.S. Read More »

Ag exporters face loss of harbor truckers

Stas Margaronis | June 22, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Agricultural exporters attending the Agriculture Transportation Coalition conference in San Francisco will hear a warning about losing more harbor truckers who drive their exports to U.S. ports from Ken Kellaway, president of RoadOne Intermodal Logistics. Read More »

How will Phase 2 Emissions Reductions impact cost of trucks

AJOT | June 22, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Phase 2 of the joint NHTSA/EPA greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards for heavy trucks was unveiled Friday, and will pursue an ambitious target of improving fuel economy by 24% by 2027 compared to 2018 model year trucks. Read More »

ABF Logistics’ Oklahoma City Branch Moves into New Facility

PR Newswire | June 22, 2015 | Intermodal

FORT SMITH, Ark., June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ABF Logistics(sm), an ArcBest company (Nasdaq: ARCB), will open its new office in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, June 24 at 4 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting at 1331 W. Memorial Drive Suite 106. Jim Ingram, ABF Logistics president, along with other ABF Logistics leaders, will host the event.

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CSX Recognized for Exceptional Service for Automotive Customers

AJOT | June 22, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CSX and its wholly-owned subsidiary Total Service Distribution, Inc. (TDSI) have been recognized by the Association of American Railroads with its industry awards for the highest-quality automotive ramp service performance in the United States. Read More »

Con-way Inc. Elects New Board Members

AJOT | June 22, 2015 | People | Appointments | Intermodal | Rail

Con-way Inc. elects new board members effective June 16th. Read More »