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 »

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 »

CN obtains resolution of labor issues with locomotive engineers in Canada

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

CN announced that it received and will begin implementing, Arbitrator Andrew Sims' arbitration ruling setting the terms and conditions of a new three-year collective agreement between CN and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), representing 1,700 Read More »

Senator Casey holds press conference at YRC Service Ctr. on multiemployer pension reform legislation

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

YRC Worldwide Inc. one of the largest transportation service providers in the world, expresses strong support for legislation to be introduced in the U.S. Senate. The Create Jobs and Save Benefits Act of 2010 was outlined by Senator Robert P. Casey (D-PA. Read More »

DB Schenker Rail receives “Porsche Supplier Award 2010

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

(The Automotive Market Unit of DB Schenker Rail, Deutsche Bahn's rail freight operator, was one of the ten top suppliers and service providers to be presented with the "Porsche Supplier Award 2010" by the Stuttgart-based carmaker in its Leipzig plant. The Read More »

CN reaches tentative labor agreement with Canada-based rail traffic controller

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

CN announced that it has reached a tentative three-year labor agreement with the union representing approximately 200 rail traffic controllers across Canada. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 0.5 percent in February

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.5 percent in February, following a revised 1.9 percent increase in January. The latest drop put the SA index at 108.5 (2000=100), down from 109.1 Read More »

ATA speakers encourage FMCSA to make HOS rules flexible

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

Representatives of affiliates and member companies of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that the latest safety figures help to show the effectiveness of the current Hours of Service (HOS) Read More »

CN awarded Innovator of the Year by Wal-Mart Canada

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

Wal-Mart Canada has awarded CN the prestigious Innovator of the Year honour recognizing the railroad's ongoing efforts to deliver cutting edge supply chain solutions for Wal-Mart Canada's evolving logistics network. The award commends CN's drive and abili Read More »