ATA to Congress: Behavioral changes necessary to combat distracted driving

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Intermodal

America needs strong laws and a systematic approach to make the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving socially unacceptable, said Con-way Inc. Vice President of Government Affairs Randy Mullett in a statement before the Subcommittee on Highway Read More »

Kurzanski honored for excellence in leading environmental initiatives

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Intermodal

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) presented its top award for environmental professionals, the 2009 North American Environmental Employee Excellence Award, to Paul J. Kurzanski, manager of environmental remediation at CSX Transportation. Read More »

Maine Motor Transport Association’s Hanington awarded ATA President’s TAEC Leadership Award

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations announced Dale Hanington, President and CEO of the Maine Motor Transport Association, was awarded the ATA President's Annual TAEC Leadership Award at ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV. Read More »

Climate change legislation would increase diesel prices, hurt consumers

AJOT | November 10, 2009 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) First Vice Chair Barbara Windsor told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that the current cap-and-trade proposal will increase the price and volatility of diesel fuel for the trucking industry withou Read More »

ATA responds to FMCSA’s reconsideration of Hours-of-Service regulations

AJOT | November 08, 2009 | Intermodal

As the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has communicated for the last five years, the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations, as they are currently constructed, are good safety rules. They are working and the proof is in the industry's safety performance Read More »

CN executive VP Claude Mongeau to address Citi Industrial Mfg. Transportation Conf. Nov. 12

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Intermodal

Claude Mongeau, CN executive vice-president, will address Citi's 2009 Industrial Manufacturing Transportation Conference in New York on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at 10.30AM EST. Read More »

BNSF Q3 2009 results

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Intermodal

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (BNSF) reported quarterly earnings of $1.42 per diluted share, which included a $0.06 per share impact related to a favorable coal rate case adjustment. This compared to third-quarter 2008 earnings of $1.99 per dil Read More »

CN, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference adjourn negotiations

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Intermodal

CN and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) agreed to adjourn negotiations and are scheduled to resume talks with the assistance of federal mediators during the week of Nov. 16, 2009. Read More »

ATA urges improvement to border infrastructure and procedures

AJOT | November 01, 2009 | Intermodal

Improving the security and efficiency of freight transportation across borders will require more funds for infrastructure, more reasonable enforcement of trade security program rules, and giving the lead role in coordinating federal efforts to the Departm Read More »

ATA warns Cap-and-Trade will increase costs

AJOT | October 28, 2009 | Intermodal

Proposed cap-and-trade legislation will impose significant costs on the trucking industry and all consumers while doing little to reduce carbon emissions from trucking, American Trucking Associations (ATA) First Vice-Chairman Barbara Windsor said today at Read More »

‘Golden Environment Rail’ for Schulze-Freyberg of Polzug

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Intermodal

Walter Schulze-Freyberg, Managing Director of Polzug Intermodal GmbH, was awarded the Logistics Prize 'Golden Environment Rail' by BF Bahnen (the Federation of Managers of German Rail Companies). The Federation confers its 'Golden Environment Rail' on peo Read More »

Longbotham joins TrucFlo’ team

AJOT | October 25, 2009 | Intermodal

Former MTC/Ports America executive adds extensive experience in EDI and terminal operations to team building the TrucFlo System ' a new nationwide, paperless system to help equipment providers meet new chassis roadability rules Read More »

EPA uses Webasto as ultra-low emission vehicle heating partner

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Intermodal

One of the world's leading vehicular heating specialists to provide cab heating for high-efficiency hydraulic hybrid off-highway container tractor prototype used at ports Read More »

Evans Network acquires assets of Land Transportation and Phoenix Transit and Logistics

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Intermodal

The Evans Network of Companies will expand into new areas with the acquisition of the container drayage, domestic truckload, and brokerage assets of Land Transportation and Phoenix Transit and Logistics. A total of 25 new agent partners will be added to t Read More »

KCS promotion Emery to AVP Labor Relations

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Intermodal

Kansas City Southern (KCS) and its US subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), announced the promotion of Donald E. Emery from general director to assistant vice president labor relations. Mr. Emery reports to senior vice president hum Read More »

ATA applauds FMCSA’s plan to enhance driver screening

AJOT | October 22, 2009 | Intermodal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) announcement of a Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program marks the culmination of the American Trucking Association's (ATA) seven-year effort to refine the driver selection process in order to imp Read More »

Cascade Sierra Solutions opens green truck center in Seattle, WA

AJOT | October 20, 2009 | Intermodal

Cascade Sierra Solutions, a non-profit organization based in Coburg, OR with additional outreach centers in Sacramento, CA and Portland, OR celebrated the Grand Opening of their Seattle Center on October 17, 2009 located at 200 SW Michigan St. Suite 103 S Read More »

Penske Truck Leasing Opens New Jessup, Md. Facility

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Intermodal

Penske Truck Leasing announced the opening of its new 21,400-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Jessup, Md., located at 8685 Washington Blvd. Penske offers commercial and consumer truck rental services, full-service truck leasing and contract mainte Read More »

ATA appoints new Chairman at annual conference in Las Vegas

AJOT | October 15, 2009 | Intermodal

Recently, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Board of Directors named G. Tommy Hodges as Chairman during the banquet of the annual Management Conference & Exhibition. Read More »

CN completes $100 million Memphis yard reconstruction

AJOT | October 12, 2009 | Intermodal

Facility renamed after retiring CEO E. Hunter Harrison

CN announced the completion of the $100 million multi-year construction project to reconfigure and modernize its Memphis rail classification yard. Read More »