Intermodal

CN says fire out at Ontario derailment site

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co crews and other firefighters have put out the last of the fires at the site of a derailment in northern Ontario and the line could be open, the railway said. Read More »

Trains in Canada derailments carried synthetic crude for Valero

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The two oil trains that derailed and burst into flames in recent weeks in northern Ontario were both carrying synthetic crude to Valero Energy Corp's refinery near Quebec City, the U.S.-based company said. Read More »

Deutsche Bahn operating profit fell in 2014

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Operating profit for German railway operator Deutsche Bahn fell by 5.7 percent to 2.1 billion euros ($2.3 billion) last year due to the costs of strikes by drivers and a storm last spring, according to figures seen by Reuters. Read More »

CN Rail needs to testify over recent oil accidents

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co should explain its recent oil-by-rail accidents before the House of Commons transport committee, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said. Read More »

Supreme Court shuts Amtrak case down the line

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The U.S. Supreme Court ducked a major ruling on whether Amtrak, the government-owned passenger rail company, wields too much clout in setting regulations that private freight carriers also must follow. Read More »

Oil train fires reveal problematic safety culture

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Two more serious derailments and fires involving trains carrying crude oil in the past week confirm there is a serious problem with the safety culture on North American railroads. Read More »

Train carrying liquefied propane derails in VT, no danger posed

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A train carrying 15 tanker cars of liquefied propane derailed in Essex junction, Vermont, but no flammable gas was leaked and there was no danger to the public, according to a local news website. Read More »

Derailed Canadian National crude train still burning

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying crude oil that derailed near the northern Ontario community of Gogama this past weekend is still on fire, the company said. Read More »

Series of train derailments worries Canada transport minister

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A series of train derailments in northern Ontario is cause for concern for Canada's transport minister, a spokesman said, as fires continued to burn where a Canadian National Railway Co train carrying oil went off the tracks on the weekend. Read More »

CN sees bypass at Ontario derailment complete within 48 hours

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co said it expects to have a temporary bypass around the site of a major derailment on its main line in northern Ontario in place within 48 hours, but could not yet say when normal service would resume. Read More »

Members of US Congress to Hold Transportation Roundtable in Houston

AJOT | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), the Chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Members of Congress from Texas will hold a roundtable meeting at Rice University in Houston tomorrow with job creators and transportation stakeholders to discuss Houston’s and the country’s infrastructure. Read More »

Fires dwindling in Illinois oil train blaze after derailment

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Firefighters this past weekend were still working to extinguish the last of a series of fires that erupted when a BNSF Railway train loaded with crude oil derailed two days ago in a rural area south of Galena, Illinois, a local official said. Read More »

Truck driver in fatal Washington crash cited for collision last year

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A Washington state truck driver who apparently fell asleep at the wheel before swerving into oncoming traffic, killing a woman in a car and striking a school bus filled with children, was cited for causing a collision last year, officials said. Read More »

ATA opens nominations for LEAD ATA program

PR Newswire | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal

ARLINGTON, Va., March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations announced it is seeking nominations for the third class of its LEAD ATA leadership development program.

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Truckload Freight and Rates Dip Seasonally in February: DAT Freight Index

PR Newswire | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal

PORTLAND, Ore., March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Spot market freight availability declined for a second consecutive month in February, a seasonal pattern that mimics the first quarter of 2013, but at higher volume. Month-over-month freight volume dipped 6.0 percent, according to the DAT North American Freight Index. Compared to the extreme demand created by the Polar Vortex in February 2014, however, volume was 37 percent lower.

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ATA Names Mala Krishnamoorti Parker as Vice President for Coalitions

PR Newswire | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves announced that veteran public policy and government relations professional Mala Krishnamoorti Parker has been named as the organization’s first vice president for coalitions. Read More »

Con-way Truckload Teams Up with Holy Joe’s Cafe to Bring Coffee to Deployed Soldiers

PR Newswire | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), has officially joined forces with military charity Holy Joe's Cafe as the charity's national transportation sponsor. Con-way will be providing pro bono freight transportation services to move thousands of pounds of donated coffee from suppliers to military bases across the country. Read More »

Craig Transportation Company Adopts Rand McNally’s TND™ 760

PR Newswire | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal

KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry-leader Craig Transportation Company of Perrysburg, Ohio, the longest-standing member of the Truckload Carriers' Association, has selected Rand McNally's TND(TM) 760 mobile fleet management devices for roll-out this month. For the 74-year TCA member, the expected benefits of the investment include more timely and accurate processing of information, increased driver retention, and better customer service as the result of real-time delivery information.

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CSX CFO reviews market environment and earnings growth expectations for 2015

AJOT | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CSX (NYSE: CSX) Chief Financial Officer Fredrik Eliasson today discussed the drivers of a decade of strong financial performance for the company, updated its first-quarter market outlook and discussed earnings expectations for 2015 at the JP Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference in New York City. Read More »

Con-way Freight Employees in Gary/Hammond Turn Away Union

PR Newswire | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

In a union representation election conducted yesterday by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), mechanics at Con-way Freight’s facility in Gary/Hammond, Ind. voted to reject representation by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union. Read More »