CP Rail CEO says consolidation unlikely to involve CP for now

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd is unlikely to be involved in the consolidation of the North American industry in the short term, Chief Executive Hunter Harrison said. Read More »

Kenya says new roads, rail links will help spur economic growth to 7%

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Kenya's drive to improve rail, roads and power plants will help spur economic growth to 6.9 percent in 2015 and 7 percent in coming years, its finance minister said. Read More »

Derailment blocks CN Rail main line in northern Ontario

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A derailment has blocked Canadian National Railway Co's main line in northern Ontario, the railway said in a service bulletin. Read More »

Truck owners lose appeal over air pollution filters in California

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A construction truck owners group lost a federal appeals court challenge over California's 2012 requirement that heavy-duty diesel trucks be upgraded with pollution filters and lower-emission engines. Read More »

Complex logistics await Lippo’s e-commerce push in archipelago Indonesia

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Transport Intermediaries

Selling goods online may only rely on a few mouse clicks, but in Indonesia, delivering purchases to dozens of islands via creaky ports and potholed roads is the logistical challenge Lippo Group faces when its department store opens in cyberspace this month. Read More »

FMCSA Should Heed Calls to Fix CSA

PR Newswire | March 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

ARLINGTON, Va., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to make important changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability system following criticisms from a key Senator and the Government Accountability Office.

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CSX softens outlook for crude by rail shipments amid price slump

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CSX Corp has softened its growth projections for crude rail shipments as a sustained price slump has weakened demand, a company executive said Wednesday. Read More »

International Truck Introduces More Powerful Electronics and Enhanced Diamond Logic Features

AJOT | March 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The new body control module, designed in line with Society of Automotive Engineer (SAE) 500k baud standards, will expand customer and truck equipment manufacturer electronics capabilities, driving more uptime. Read More »

CN announces plan to buy back shares through a private agreement

AJOT | March 04, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN announced today that it intends to purchase for cancellation up to 1.2 million of its common shares pursuant to a private agreement between CN and an arm's-length third-party seller. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines promotes new Service Center Managers across Sun Belt region

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | People | Appointments | Intermodal | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines today announced the promotion of four new Service Center Managers, who will oversee daily operations in the company’s facilities across the Sun Belt region. Read More »

South Africa’s Transnet secures $1.1 billion in locomotive funding

Reuters | March 02, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

South African freight and logistics group Transnet has raised 13 billion rand ($1.1 billion) to help pay for new locomotives, as part of an expansion designed to help speed delivery of commodities for export. Read More »

Brazil truckers continue some roadblocks after crackdown

Reuters | March 02, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Striking truck drivers resumed some roadblocks in Brazil on Monday even as the government cracked down on protesters and promised to implement a law to lower toll costs and give other benefits to the transport sector. Read More »

National Fleet Services Named ATA Featured Product Company

AJOT | March 02, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

American Trucking Associations is pleased to announce its latest ATA Featured Product company, National Fleet Services LLC. Read More »

Truck kills protester at roadblock in southern Brazil

Reuters | February 28, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A protester taking part in a strike over rising freight costs died in southern Brazil on Saturday after a truck ran him over at a blockade set up by the demonstrators, highway police and the federal government said. Read More »

India to raise railway freight rates in blow to steel firms

Reuters | February 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

India will raise railway freight rates on coal, iron ore and steel from April 1 to help fund an expansion of its well-worn network, a move that threatens to raise costs for local steel makers at a time when demand is weak and imports are surging. Read More »

India aims to invest $137 billion in railways in next 5 years

Reuters | February 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

India's government unveiled plans to invest $137 billion in its decrepit rail network over the next five years, heralding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aggressive approach to building infrastructure needed to unlock faster economic growth. Read More »

Brazil government extends offer to truckers to end strike

Reuters | February 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The Brazilian government told truckers and transport companies it would extend a year of free financing for vehicles and pass a law that would benefit the sector if protesters ended a crippling strike now in its eighth day. Read More »

Truckers block roads in Brazil despite government offer

Reuters | February 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Truckers continued to block roads in key Brazilian agricultural states in the ninth day of a strike, disrupting the flow of food and fuel despite a government offer presented to protest leaders a day before. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines promotes Doster to Service Center Manager in Monroe

AJOT | February 26, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced that Reed Doster has been promoted to service center manager of its service center in Monroe, Louisiana. Read More »

CII Seeks 2015 Connie Award Nominations

AJOT | February 26, 2015 | Intermodal

Deadline for nominations is May 1st, 2015. Nominations are also being sought for the Connie luncheon on December 7th, 2015 in Newark, NJ, with a deadline for nominations by August 1st, 2015. Read More »