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2014 Media Kit


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Premium Article  Canada launches national review of transportation network

Leo Quigley | August 25, 2014 | Intermodal

The Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act was introduced to Parliament by Canada’s Transport Minister, Lisa Raitt, and Agriculture Minister, Gerry Ritz, March 26, 2014 saying the legislation “amends the Canada Transportation Act and the Canada Grain Act, providing additional measures designed to help the entire grain transportation system reach the goal of getting product to market quickly and more efficiently following a record crop year for Canadian farmers. Read More »

UPS opens new distribution facility in McKinney

PR Newswire | August 21, 2014 | Intermodal

MCKINNEY, Texas, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced the addition of two new package distribution facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, one facility to open in the city of McKinney. The distribution facility located in McKinney will bring approximately 120 new full-time jobs to the area. By 2017, UPS will also bring over 200 part-time jobs to McKinney.

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Rand McNally releases fourth generation of top-selling IntelliRoute® TND™ GPS devices for commercial

PR Newswire | August 21, 2014 | Intermodal

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Great American Trucking Show, Rand McNally introduced its latest generation IntelliRoute® TND(TM) GPS devices for commercial truck drivers. Redesigned inside and out, the devices showcase new hardware, a faster processor, two new graphical user interface options, and improved map appearance. Bringing together Rand McNally's award-winning navigation with 35% more truck routing information than other GPS units and new features, such as Toll Cost estimates in route planning and Advanced Lane Guidance, the IntelliRoute® TND(TM) 730 and 530 LM devices deliver leading-edge technology and features specifically designed for commercial drivers.

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Canada didn’t audit railway adequately before disaster

Reuters | August 19, 2014 | Intermodal

The Canadian government did not adequately audit the rail firm at the center of the Lac-Mégantic crude tanker disaster that last year killed 47 people, an independent federal agency said, as it called for tougher scrutiny of the rail industry. Read More »

Natural gas can keep those motors running

Reuters | August 19, 2014 | Intermodal

Cheap natural gas is starting to revolutionize traffic on U.S. roads, cutting bills for some of the country’s heaviest fuel users while reducing carbon emissions and other pollution. Read More »

Old Dominion launches next day service to Toronto

AJOT | August 19, 2014 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has expanded next day service to the Greater Toronto area. The new service is provided at no additional cost to customers with shipments traveling from Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Expedited services are also available to customers outside this region.  Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index increased 1.3% in July

PR Newswire | August 19, 2014 | Intermodal

ATA truck tonnage index increased 1.3% in July

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.3% in July, following a decrease of 0.8% the previous month. In July, the index equaled 130.2 (2000=100) versus 128.6 in June. The index is off just 0.6% from the all-time high in November 2013 (131.0).

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Permian light crude stranded as US oil exports begin to flow

Reuters | August 18, 2014 | Intermodal | International Trade

Washington's decision to allow exports of an ultra light crude offers a potential boon to U.S. producers that will bypass drillers in the Permian basin because the country's fastest growing shale play lacks pipelines or affordable trucking. Read More »

Globe Tracker International and Refrigerated Transport Electronics announce strategic partnership

AJOT | August 18, 2014 | Intermodal | International Trade

Globe Tracker International (GTI), a leader in global trade data sharing, autonomous asset tracking and monitoring and related data analytics, announced its partnership with Refrigerated Transport Electronics (RTE), a developer and manufacturer of innovative monitoring products for the intermodal refrigerated container industry. Read More »

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