Intermodal

Freight railroads commend congressional leadership on rail safety bill

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Intermodal

The railroad industry would like to commend the leadership of the Senate Commerce Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the work they did in crafting a comprehensive and far-reaching rail safety bill. Read More »

Transportation Secretary Peters, Gov. Perry praised as

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Intermodal

The Reason Foundation is heralding US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and Texas Gov. Rick Perry as "Innovators in Action" for their work in developing fresh solutions to cope with our growing infrastructure and traffic problems. In Innovators in Acti Read More »

Penske opens four new facilities

AJOT | October 05, 2008 | Intermodal

These one-story locations offer commercial and consumer truck rental services, full-service truck leasing and contract maintenance. A wireless technology component allows Penske service technicians to integrate various vehicle diagnostic and repair softwa Read More »

CN urges STB approval of EJ&E acquisition, cites overall benefit to Chicago region

AJOT | September 30, 2008 | Intermodal

CN today urged the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to promptly approve its proposed acquisition of the principal lines of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E), pointing to planned mitigation efforts and the significant economic and enviro Read More »

KCS appointments Niesen as Asst. VP Sales Operations & Administration

AJOT | September 30, 2008 | Intermodal

Kansas City Southern and its subsidiaries today announced the appointment of Gil A. Niesen, Jr. as assistant vice president sales operations and administration for the intermodal and automotive business unit. He is responsible for managing strategic sales Read More »

First scheduled rail shuttle for Euromax

AJOT | September 30, 2008 | Intermodal

The new Euromax terminal at Rotterdam Maasvlakte handled its first scheduled and dedicated rail shuttle. The train, with a capacity of 86 teu, directly connects the marine terminal with the inland terminal of Venlo in the south of the Netherlands not far Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Line opens first Southern California warehouse

AJOT | September 30, 2008 | Intermodal

Director of Warehousing Chris Reynolds announced today that Old Dominion Freight Line's Warehousing Division is continuing to grow with the opening of its first warehouse in Southern California located at 6055 Randolph Street, Commerce, CA. Read More »

Fujitsu Siemens Computers Co. making tracks for Germany

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

In Xiangtang, some 700 kilometers north of Hong Kong, a container train left on its way to Germany. The Fujitsu Siemens Computers Company train, carrying 50 containers, is transporting high-end IT products, such as monitors and chassis manufactured in Chi Read More »

Railpower Technologies awarded contract from Union Pacific

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

Railpower Technologies Corp. announced the sale of two high performance clean energy RP20CD Eco-Motive locomotives to Union Pacific ("UP"). These EPA Tier II certified, six-axle, 2000hp Ultra Low Emission locomotives are being ordered immediately after th Read More »

Bombardier wins contracts from Railpool

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

Bombardier Transportation has won orders for the supply of 58 BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotives from the leasing company Railpool. The two contracts overall amount to approximately 192 million euros (276 million US dollars). The agreement includes an option fo Read More »

YRC Worldwide appoints Wicks as Executive VP and CFO

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

YRC Worldwide Inc. announced that Timothy A. Wicks has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective October 13, 2008. In this role, Mr. Wicks will be responsible for all aspects of the corporation's finance activities includi Read More »

Lexmark joins US EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

Lexmark International, Inc. announced that it has joined the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership (SmartWay), a collaboration between the EPA and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency and reduce g Read More »

BNSF to replace rail in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

BNSF Railway Company will replace more than four track miles of rail on the Panhandle subdivision between Noel, OK, and Barber, KS, beginning Oct. 1. The project is expected to cost almost $3 million and take approximately 12 days. Read More »

Dow deploys SmartChain’ to monitor & secure chemical tank rail cars

AJOT | September 24, 2008 | Intermodal

Savi's SmartChain' Asset Management software now is being utilized by The Dow Chemical Company's Toxic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) rail tank car fleet to automatically monitor the location and security status of the hazardous materials they transport. The so Read More »

Teamsters praise House for voting to ban Mexican trucks

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Intermodal

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa commended the 395 members of Congress who voted to close the border to dangerous trucks from Mexico. Read More »

Pacific Harbor Line first all low-emission railroad in US

AJOT | September 21, 2008 | Intermodal

Pacific Harbor Line, Inc. said that it has completed renewal of its locomotive fleet, becoming the first all low-emission railroad in the nation. Read More »

PMTA responds to federal government’s decision to reject application to toll I-80

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Intermodal

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) rejected the application to erect tolls on Interstate 80 submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission because it "doesn't meet statutory and technical requirement Read More »

Ronn Motor Company HOD system for trucking & transportation Industries

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Intermodal

Ronn Motor Company, Inc. announced that the Company will target the Over-The-Road Trucking and Transportation Industries with the commercial launch of the H2GO' Hydrogen On-Demand (HOD) fuel injection system. Read More »

States forced to delay millions in highway contracts

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Intermodal

States have put the brakes on millions of dollars of highway construction projects and are scrambling to substitute scarce state funds for the federal funds that have been cut off due to the crisis in the Highway Trust Fund. Read More »

NS delivers safety training in Georgia, Carolinas and Virginia

AJOT | September 18, 2008 | Intermodal

A special train traveled to Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia to provide emergency preparedness training to first responders as part of the 2008 Norfolk Southern TRANSCAER Whistle-Stop Tour. Read More »