Intermodal

ABF Freight Receives National LTL Carrier of the Year Award

AJOT | April 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

For the third consecutive year, ABF FreightSM, an ArcBest company (Nasdaq: ARCB), has earned the National LTL Carrier of the Year Award from the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council. Read More »

Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. names CN 2014 Railroad Company of the Year

AJOT | April 14, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Evergreen Shipping announced that it has named CN as its 2014 Railroad Company of the Year in recognition of CN's "consistent high level of performance." Read More »

CN Rail grain train derails in Alberta, no injuries

Reuters | April 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Twenty-four grain cars on a Canadian National Railway train derailed in Alberta on Friday morning without injury or dangerous goods involved, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said. Read More »

CN Railway train in Alberta “incident”

Reuters | April 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway train was involved in an “incident” in the western Canadian province of Alberta, a spokesman for the country’s largest rail operator said on Friday, adding no further details were immediately available. Read More »

Canada’s TSB investigates death at CN Rail facility

Reuters | April 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said on Friday it has launched an investigation into the death of a Canadian National Railway Ltd employee in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Thursday night. Read More »

Canadian regulators investigate CN Rail fatal accident

Reuters | April 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said on Friday it has launched an investigation into the death of a Canadian National Railway Ltd employee near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Thursday night. Read More »

Hearing to Examine Status of Rail, Pipeline, & Hazmat Safety Rules

AJOT | April 10, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline | Rail and Road | Intermodal | Road

The Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, chaired by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), will hold a hearing next week on the status of current federal railroad, pipeline, and hazardous materials safety rulemakings. Read More »

California imports of crude by rail fall sharply in February from January

Reuters | April 07, 2015 | Energy | Rail and Road | Intermodal | Rail

California imported 176,203 barrels of crude by rail in February, the lowest single-month level since January 2013, the California Energy Commission said on Tuesday. Read More »

CenterPoint Properties announces the acquisition of 1800 Lower Road, Linden, NJ

AJOT | April 06, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Ports & Terminals

CenterPoint Properties has announced the acquisition of a 386,296 square foot port-proximate industrial facility at 1800 Lower Road, Linden, New Jersey. Jeffery Miller of Lee & Associates represented CenterPoint in the transaction. CenterPoint has acquired 23 properties in New Jersey since entering the market in 2010, proving a strong commitment to the region. Read More »

NTSB issues ‘urgent’ recommendations to boost oil train safety

Reuters | April 06, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday called for the faster replacement of rail cars that carry flammable liquids like crude oil or ethanol, one of four urgent recommendations stemming from an investigation of recent derailments. Read More »

Million barrels of oil per day riding US rails

Reuters | April 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

More than 1 million barrels of crude oil move by train across the United States every day, according to data published for the first time by the government. Read More »

Truckload turnover remained high in fourth quarter

Reuters | April 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

According to ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello, turnover at truckload fleets – a barometer of the driver shortage – remained very high in the fourth quarter of 2014. Read More »

Con-way Multimodal expands in Bentonville

AJOT | April 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Con-way Multimodal, the freight brokerage division of San Francisco-based Menlo Logistics, today announced the expansion and relocation of its Bentonville, Arkansas, office to 1710 Commerce Drive, Suite 16. In addition to its improved locale, the company also plans to add 25 new jobs in the area. Read More »

Target to close Canadian stores by April 12

Reuters | April 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Target Corp's Canadian unit said it would close the last of its 133 retail stores on April 12. Read More »

CenterPoint Properties announces a 27-building portfolio acquisition in Houston, TX

AJOT | April 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CenterPoint Properties has announced the acquisition of a 27-building transportation advantaged portfolio in Houston, Texas. The properties are located within nine business parks, and total 3.6 million square feet. Jud Clements, Rusty Tamlyn, Trent Agnew and Robby Rieke of HFF facilitated the transaction between CenterPoint and the seller. Read More »

Lynden Air Cargo flies wood bison to new home in Alaska

PR Newswire | April 04, 2015 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | Road

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynden Air Cargo, Alaska West Express and Alaska Marine Lines were part of a major wildlife conservation project to relocate 100 wood bison from Girdwood, AK to remote Shageluk, AK in late March. Alaska Marine Lines donated containers that were retrofitted into 'bison boxes' to hold seven animals each. The animals were trucked from Portage to Anchorage for loading into Lynden Air Cargo's Hercules aircraft and the one-hour flight to their new home near Shageluk. The animals were nearly extinct at one point and have not lived in the Shageluk area in almost a century.

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Truckload Turnover Remained High in Fourth Quarter

AJOT | April 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

According to ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello, turnover at truckload fleets – a barometer of the driver shortage – remained very high in the fourth quarter of 2014. Read More »

Over 61,000 U.S. bridges need structural repair

AJOT | April 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

An analysis of the recently-released 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) National Bridge Inventory database finds good news and bad news when it comes to the most heavily traveled U.S. bridges. Read More »

Kion, Mitsubishi in talks to buy UniCarriers

AJOT | March 31, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Transport Intermediaries

Germany's Kion and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are in talks to buy Japanese forklift truck maker UniCarriers for up to 100 billion yen ($833 million), a source familiar with the matter said, confirming a Nikkei report. Read More »

Canadian trailer maker Manac to explore potential sale

Reuters | March 31, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Manac Inc, the largest manufacturer of truck trailers in Canada, said its board has begun a strategic review to explore a potential sale or merger. Read More »