Intermodal

US Army Reserve and Con-way Freight launch partnership

AJOT | July 13, 2008 | Intermodal

The US Army Reserve and Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced the launch of a unique public-private partnership that will allow both organizations to recruit, train and employ individuals in Read More »

YRC North American Transportation reduces transit times with Velocity Network(TM)

AJOT | July 10, 2008 | Intermodal

YRC North American Transportation, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, is significantly reducing transit times in more than 30,000 lanes. The faster, more reliable lanes are part of service enhancements at three YRC North American Transportation operating comp Read More »

Con-way, Inc. achieves highest score under EPA’s Smartwaytm Transport Partnership

AJOT | July 10, 2008 | Intermodal

Con-way Inc. announced that its three primary operating companies, Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Worldwide Logistics, received the highest fuel efficiency and environmental performance score for 2007 from the US Environmental Protection Age Read More »

CSXT addresses US infrastructure problems

AJOT | July 10, 2008 | Intermodal

CSX Transportation (CSXT) is helping focus national attention on the need to address and upgrade America's transportation infrastructure in an environmentally responsible manner so the nation can better compete in the changing global economy, two of its o Read More »

ATA testifies on truck productivity

AJOT | July 09, 2008 | Intermodal

The trucking industry asked Congress to review federal laws that limit the ability of the trucking industry to increase productivity and more efficiently and safely move the US economy. Read More »

Gary/Chicago Int’l Airport expansion smoothes way for CN EJ&E acquisition

AJOT | July 02, 2008 | Intermodal

CN said a four-party preliminary memorandum of understanding (PMOU) on the rail line relocation required for the expansion of Gary/Chicago International Airport (GCIA) should resolve a key concern that had been raised in opposition to CN's proposed acquis Read More »

FAST Corridor Project improves road & rail freight mobility

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Intermodal

East D Street, a major corridor for rail and motor freight entering and leaving the Port of Tacoma industrial area officially opened, providing freight, motorists and pedestrians better access to much of Tacoma's industrialized "Tideflats" area as well as Read More »

ATA Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.5% in May

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased on a month-to-month basis for the first time since January of this year, edging 0.5% higher in May. April's tonnage reading fell a revised 0.6% instead Read More »

RoadLink acquires C-Truck from Hapag-Lloyd

AJOT | June 26, 2008 | Intermodal

RoadLink, the largest private independent intermodal logistics service provider in North America, announced that it has agreed to acquire CP Ships Trucking Ltd. (C-Truck) from Hapag-Lloyd (Canada) Inc., subject to review by Investment Canada. Read More »

Harbor freight Transport appoints new marketing director

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Intermodal

Harbor Freight Transport Corp., located in Port Newark, New Jersey, has recently appointed Ms. Mia Skye Liberti as Marketing Director for the development of the their International Airfreight Division. Read More »

Sacramento Valley Railroad to test environmentally friendly locomotive

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Intermodal

Patriot Rail Corp. subsidiary, Sacramento Valley Railroad ('SAV'), announced that it will test an environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art low emission locomotive this month. This test is the result of SAV's efforts to seek ways to help reduce air emis Read More »

ATA questions impact of climate change legislation on fuel prices

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Intermodal

Expressing concern over the impact that pending cap-and-trade legislation could have on the nation's economy and the price of fuel for the trucking industry, a top trucking industry official urged Congress to take a cautious approach to climate change ini Read More »

Pacer International focuses on intermodal growth

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Intermodal

Pacer International, Inc., a North American logistics and freight transportation provider, announced several key executive appointments that align with the company's objective to significantly grow its intermodal services business with both its retail and Read More »

Efficient rail system key to Port of Tacoma

AJOT | June 25, 2008 | Intermodal

Since 1883, when the burgeoning City of Tacoma became the western terminus of the first transcontinental railroad to reach Puget Sound, the fortunes of the city and its harbor have been inextricably linked to the railroads. Read More »

Rotterdam rail transport gains steam

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Intermodal

In 2007, rail again achieved the strongest growth in hinterland container transport: 10.5%, to 905,000 teu. This also made it the only mode of hinterland transport to keep pace with the increase in total container throughput (+10.8%). Inland shipping was Read More »

Direct-to-dock rail delivery of military cargo increases efficiency

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Intermodal

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) announces the completion of the first direct-to-dock rail delivery of US military cargo at the new APM Terminals facility in Portsmouth, Va. MLL partnered with APM Terminals Virginia, also a part of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, Read More »

Setback for Trans-Texas Corridor plan

AJOT | June 22, 2008 | Intermodal

The Teamsters Union hailed the Texas Department of Transportation's decision to upgrade US Highway 59 instead of building a new transportation corridor through the countryside. Read More »

Pennsylvania Transportation Partners says Turnpike proposal deserves open, transparent debate

AJOT | June 18, 2008 | Intermodal

Pennsylvania Transportation Partners (PTP) -- the preferred bidders seeking to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike -- applauded legislators who stood up for good government by strongly blocking an effort by special interests to suppress public debate on Gov. Read More »

UTU ratifies accord with freight railroads

AJOT | June 11, 2008 | Intermodal

Members of the United Transportation Union (UTU) have approved a new national agreement with the nation's major freight railroads, joining eleven other unions that had previously reached final agreements on new contracts. UTU, which represents almost one Read More »

Intermodal Monthly Update report shows ‘A tale of two markets’

AJOT | June 10, 2008 | Intermodal

The Intermodal Monthly Update published by FTR Associates and Gross Transportation Consulting (GTC) reports in the June issue that while Intermodal revenue movements of International shipments continued to decline, domestic shipments are showing a distinc Read More »