Brazil’s top rail company to invest $2.46 billion to expand capacity

Reuters | April 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Brazil's largest railroad operator Rumo Logistica SA announced a plan to invest 7.4 billion reais ($2.46 billion) in the next five years to increase capacity and cope with higher agricultural production in the country. Read More »

After tumultuous quarter, Union Pacific works to adjust network

Reuters | April 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Union Pacific Corp is scrambling to cope with opposing trends across its network after a drop in freight volumes in the first quarter, the No. 1 U.S. railroad's top executive said. Read More »

Colombia coal railway seen restricted for at least 2 more months

Reuters | April 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A ban on the overnight use of Colombia's main coal railway, Fenoco, will likely stay in place for two more months at least, the Mines and Energy Minister said, while miner Drummond said the restriction was limiting its exports. Read More »

Con-way Freight employees in Buffalo reject Teamsters

AJOT | April 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

In a union representation election conducted today by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), employees at Con-way Freight’s facility in Buffalo, NY voted to reject representation by the Teamsters Union. Read More »

Coalition of Texas business leaders launches in support of state legislation to modernize truck weig

AJOT | April 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The Texas Coalition for Transportation Productivity, a group of Texas business leaders dedicated to making port shipments more productive, launched today in support of HB 3061, state legislation that would safely increase the weight limit for vehicles carrying ocean cargo shipping containers, allowing each container to be more productive. Read More »

Con-way Freight expands in Joliet

AJOT | April 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) trucking company and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. announced the grand opening of its newest, state-of-the art service center in Joliet, Illinois. Read More »

CenterPoint Properties announces DuPage Business Center, West Chicago, IL

AJOT | April 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

CenterPoint Properties proudly announces a 300,278 square foot build-to-suit distribution center for DS Containers at DuPage Business Center in West Chicago, Illinois. Read More »

CP Rail CEO says shareholder activism ‘overdue’ at US rivals

Reuters | April 22, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Shareholder activism is "long overdue" at some major U.S. railways, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd Chief Executive Hunter Harrison said in an interview on Tuesday, after several U.S. competitors reported disappointing financial results. Read More »

German rail strike spreads to passenger trains

AJOT | April 22, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Businesses and millions of commuters faced delays and disruptions in Germany on Wednesday after 3,000 train drivers walked off the job to back their claims for higher pay and negotiating rights. Read More »

Paylode and Down River® form strategic partnership for greater protection and cost savings

AJOT | April 22, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

PendaForm's Paylode Cargo Protection Division now offers a one-stop shop for cargo protection and load securement for transporting products via boxcar, containers, and trailers. Paylode's reusable, Read More »

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 »