Hub Group to buy 2,000 intermodal containers

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | Intermodal

Hub Group said it would buy 2,000 intermodal containers from a subsidiary of Singamas Container Holdings , in a sign that the freight market is picking up. Read More »

CSX sees economy moving in ‘positive direction’

AJOT | April 18, 2010 | Intermodal

The chairman of U.S. railroad operator CSX Corp said that the economy appears to be moving in a "positive direction" and that its major markets should grow this year.

The comments from CSX Chairman Michael Ward come a day after the company re Read More »

Premium Article  Rail abandonment in Maine puts freight at risk

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

On February 5th 2010, the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) filed a "Notice of Intent " with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to abandon certain of its lines in Maine. The notice, which is required by the STB, represented a preliminary step i Read More »

Premium Article  Connecticut receives $40 Million for New-Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Corridor

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that Connecticut has received $40 million in federal stimulus funding that will be used to add double-tracking to the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line – the first step toward providing high-speed commuter rail servi Read More »

Ccnfidex, the tag provider for returnable transit items

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Confidex, a leading manufacturer of UHF Gen2 Passive RFID tags, including a versatile portfolio of tags for IT Assets, Returnable Transit Items (RTIs), and Industrial Assets, announced the extension of its UHF RFID product portfolio with new tags for retu Read More »

CII seeks 2010 Connie Award nominations

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) is seeking nominations for the prestigious annual Connie Awards. Named for the container, the Connie Award has been presented every year since 1972 to those who have made outstanding contributions to the c Read More »

Natural gas boom brings riches to a rural US town

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

At a windswept rail yard at Wellsboro in northern Pennsylvania, dozens of railcars wait to load thousands of tons of sand onto trucks that will take the cargo to natural gas rigs across the state. Read More »

US chemical shipments by rail rises 11.5%

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads rose 11.5 percen, the Association of American Railroads said.

Chemicals shipments on trains, called rail car loadings, are a measure of demand for products ranging from plastics to fertilizers. Read More »

CP Rail picks ex-CN official as new executive

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway named former Canadian National Railway executive Ed Harris as its new chief operating officer.

Harris had working as a railroad consultant since he retired as CN's executive vice-president of operations in 2007, after Read More »

Decisiv introduces ManagedCare for FleetsTM

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Intermodal

Decisiv, Inc., the provider of an advanced web-based technology designed to connect fleet managers with internal and external service locations, introduced ManagedCare for Fleets, a fleet facing service built on its industry leading Decisiv Service Manage Read More »

Deutsche Bahn increases its activities in the United Arab Emirates

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

Deutsche Bahn is planning to enter into a strategic partnership for the planning, construction and operation of rail systems in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A corresponding Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Abu Dhabi today at a ceremony attende Read More »

Russia March rail freight up 10.7% year-to-year

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

Russian rail freight rose 10.7 percent in March year-on-year, the state-controlled rail monopoly Russian Railways said.

Russia's cargo freight - seen as a barometer for the health of the economy as a whole - has been rising steadily in recent Read More »

Old Dominion recognized as ASE Certified Training Provider

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has been recognized as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) training provider, making it the first less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier to earn such an honor for its instructor-led training program.

The voluntar Read More »

ATA supports proposed commercial driver texting ban regulation

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauds Transportation Secretary LaHood for his ongoing dedication to combating distracted driving. ATA strongly supports the Department of Transportation's (DOT) proposal of a permanent rule to prohibit text mess Read More »

US Transportation Secretary appoints ATA economist to Statistics Advisory Council

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello received an appointment March 30 from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS), which advises the Department's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines named LTL Carrier of the Year by Andersen

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has been named LTL Carrier of the Year by Andersen Corporation, the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Read More »

CN makes it easier for customers to calculate carbon savings when shipping by rail

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

In a rail industry first, CN customers can now calculate their carbon savings from switching shipments to rail from truck at the same time they secure a rate from the company's public pricing tools, Get Carload Price and Get Intermodal Price. Read More »

Report recommends ways to regulate & improve fuel economy of tractor-trailers & other…

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council evaluates various technologies and methods that could improve the fuel economy of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, transit buses, and work trucks. The repor Read More »

Premium Article  DGX now offering weekly LCL service Los Angeles-Puerto Rico

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

DGX-Dependable Global Express now is offering weekly less than container load (LCL) service from Los Angeles to Puerto Rico with additional deliveries to all points on the Island. Read More »

NASSTRAC announces 2010 Carrier of the Year Award recipients

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC announces the recipients of its 2010 Carrier of the Year program, an annual program that recognizes transportation providers on a quantitative scale in five key areas: customer service, operational excellence, pricing, business relationship, lead Read More »