ATA chief economist has mixed outlook for trucking

AJOT | October 09, 2012 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello told fleet executives that freight volumes continue to be varied, depending on the sector and trucking's outlook will be cloudy in the months ahead.
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ATA honors year’s best in trucking

AJOT | October 09, 2012 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations recognized some of the industry's finest performances during the federation's annual Management Conference & Exhibition here to recognize the winners of several of the industry's most important honors. Read More »

Russian Railways adds 12.5 billion roubles to seven-year Eurobond

AJOT | October 09, 2012 | Intermodal

Russian Railways continued its drive to raise 100 billion roubles ($3.2 billion) of investment capital this year by adding 12.5 billion roubles to its outstanding seven-year Eurobond issue, one of the deal's arrangers told Reuters. Read More »

Some South African truckers suspend strike

AJOT | October 09, 2012 | Intermodal

Some of South Africa's striking truckers have agreed to return to work, easing pressure on Africa's biggest economy where two weeks of labour unrest in the transport sector have hit supplies of fuel, cash and consumer goods. Read More »

Warehouse owner PointPark Properties to float in London

AJOT | October 09, 2012 | Intermodal

Warehouse owner and developer PointPark Properties plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange, to raise 250 million pounds ($401 million) to help fund the purchase of a property portfolio and reduce debt. Read More »

Global Logistic Properties gains from China’s online boom

AJOT | October 04, 2012 | Intermodal

As consumer spending grows in China and more people turn to online shopping, warehouse operator Global Logistic Properties (GLP) is counting the benefits of the boom, even as exports in the world's second-largest economy slow. Read More »

CN grows commercial presence in Southeast Asia with new Mumbai, India, office

AJOT | October 02, 2012 | Intermodal

CN has announced continued growth in its commercial presence in Southeast Asia with the appointment of Ajay Kumar Singh as its agent in Mumbai, India. Read More »

South Africa transport strike hits fuel supplies

AJOT | October 02, 2012 | Intermodal

South Africa's fuel suppliers are starting to feel the pinch as a strike by more than 20,000 truck drivers enters its second week, with deliveries to pumps delayed and stations running out of certain types of fuel, an industry body said. Read More »

ATA thanks Congress for passing Military CDL Act of 2012

AJOT | October 01, 2012 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves thanked the House and Senate for quickly passing the Military Commercial Drivers License Act of 2012, a bill that will ease the transition of recent veterans into jobs as commercial truck dr Read More »

CN to elevate training program, build two central training facilities in Canada and US

AJOT | October 01, 2012 | Intermodal

CN has announced a revitalized company-wide employee training program to meet the learning needs of CN's current and future railroaders. The initiative will be anchored by two modern training centres to be built in Winnipeg, Man., and in suburban Chicago, Read More »

Union Pacific names Duren Executive VP

AJOT | October 01, 2012 | Intermodal

Union Pacific has announced Diane Duren has been named executive vice president, effective October 1. She will be responsible for strategic planning, administration and human resources upon two senior executive retirements in February. Duren also will bec Read More »

Another Canadian Pacific executive resigns

AJOT | October 01, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said chief operations officer Mike Franczak resigned effective immediately, the latest top executive to leave Canada's second-largest railroad. Read More »

India imposes 3.7% service tax on railway goods traffic

AJOT | October 01, 2012 | Intermodal

India has imposed a 3.7 percent service tax on railway freight transportation, effective from the start of October, a government statement said. Read More »

Southeastern Freight Lines opens new service center in Lafayette, LA

AJOT | September 12, 2012 | Intermodal

Southeastern Freight Lines, a leader in regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, announces the opening of a service center in Lafayette, La. in response to growing business in the region and to improve service to current customers. Read More »

Matson’s Cox to be joined by Orris for CII Connie Award honors

AJOT | September 12, 2012 | Intermodal

Donald C. Orris, who helped build stacktrains into the driving force of intermodalism, will also be honored on October 2nd at the Containerization and Intermodal Institute's Connie Awards event at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach. Mr. Orris's recogniti Read More »

Truckload driver turnover surges in second quarter

AJOT | September 12, 2012 | Intermodal

The annualized turnover rate for linehaul truckload fleets of all sizes surged in the second quarter with turnover at large fleets breaking the 100% barrier for the first time in more than four years, according to American Trucking Associations' quarterly Read More »

Italy’s Eurotech wins $60 million US train tracking order

AJOT | September 12, 2012 | Intermodal

Italian technology company Eurotech said it has been awarded a three-year, $60 million rail transportation contract in the United States. Read More »

SDV Boston branch office relocation

AJOT | September 09, 2012 | Intermodal

SDV USA has announced the relocation and expansion of its Boston branch due to the company's recent sales growth. The 'official' move was on June 29th. Read More »

Goodman Group teams with Abu Dhabi for Japan warehouse joint venture

AJOT | September 09, 2012 | Intermodal

Australian warehouse operator Goodman Group has formed a joint venture with the Abu Dhabi Investment Council to invest $1 billion in industrial property in Japan. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage was unchanged in July

AJOT | August 21, 2012 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in July after increasing 1.1% in June. (June's gain was slightly smaller than the 1.2% increase ATA reported on July 25.) In July, the SA in Read More »