Intermodal

CP Rail strike won’t end until Friday at earliest

AJOT | May 30, 2012 | Intermodal

A strike at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, Canada's second biggest railway, won't end until Friday at the earliest after the Liberal opposition in Parliament said it would follow rules that would delay passage of back-to-work legislation. Read More »

Canada’s lower house passes CP Rail back-to-work bill

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Canada's House of Commons has passed legislation to force striking Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd locomotive engineers, conductors and rail controllers back to work. Read More »

Canada aims to restore CP Rail service

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Intermodal

The Canadian government will force striking workers at Canadian Pacific Railway back to work with fast-track legislation aimed at restoring rail service, Labour Minister Lisa Raitt said. Read More »

CN says rail traffic controllers in Canada ratify new collective agreement

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Intermodal

CN has announced that members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (TCRC-RCTC) have ratified a new collective agreement covering approximately 210 train dispatchers in Canada. Read More »

Jacobson Companies purchases 259 fuel-efficient MACK’ trucks

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Jacobson Companies purchased 259 brand new fuel-efficient MACK' trucks. The trucks are scheduled for production and delivery of these trucks will be completed during the second quarter of 2012, and will be sent to Jacobson Companies' locations throughout Read More »

US post office struggles with alternative fuel delivery

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Intermodal

If any organisation has the incentive and the scale to roll out a fleet of alternative vehicles, it should be the United States Postal Service (USPS). Read More »

Canada’s lower house passes CP Rail back-to-work bill

AJOT | May 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Canada's House of Commons has passed legislation to force striking Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd locomotive engineers, conductors and rail controllers back to work. Read More »

Canada aims to restore CP Rail service

AJOT | May 28, 2012 | Intermodal

The Canadian government will force striking workers at Canadian Pacific Railway back to work with fast-track legislation aimed at restoring rail service, Labour Minister Lisa Raitt said. Read More »

Premium Article  U.S. cargo theft totals reach $130 million

Peter Buxbaum | May 23, 2012 | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

Food and beverages now the most frequent stolen item

By Peter A. Buxbaum, AJOT

It's hard to know how many incidents of cargo theft take place in the United States on a yearly basis, but one thing is clear; the number of incidents reported in 2011 Read More »

CP Rail strike seen delaying Canada grain shipments

AJOT | May 23, 2012 | Intermodal

A strike at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, the country's No. 2 railroad, will delay at least 162,000 tonnes of grain sold to Canadian Wheat Board buyers, a senior CWB official said. Read More »

ATA urges highway bill conferees to address trucking’s needs

AJOT | May 23, 2012 | Intermodal

Leaders of American Trucking Associations have asked members of the conference committee currently negotiating on the highway bill to address several critical issues for the trucking industry. Read More »

CP Rail strike stops freight; government may step in

AJOT | May 23, 2012 | Intermodal

Locomotive engineers and conductors at Canadian Pacific Railway walked off the job after contract talks broke down, shutting down freight operations on Canada's second-biggest railroad. Read More »

CP strike likely to derail Canada canola exports

AJOT | May 23, 2012 | Intermodal

A strike by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, the country's No. 2 railroad, looks likely to slow Canada's record-brisk export pace for canola and related products. Read More »

Ackman’s CP Rail win puts Canada boards on notice

AJOT | May 21, 2012 | Intermodal

The unprecedented boardroom rout that storied Canadian Pacific Railway suffered this week at the hands of a brash New York hedge fund is a flashing warning signal for other members of the Canadian corporate establishment. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage fell 1.1% in April

AJOT | May 21, 2012 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.1% in April after increasing 0.6% in March. (March's gain was more than the preliminary 0.2% increase ATA reported on April 24.) The latest drop Read More »

Canadian Pacific says union gives strike notice

AJOT | May 21, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said on Saturday the union representing nearly 5,000 engineers, conductors and traffic controllers submitted a 72-hour strike notice, giving workers the right to walk off their jobs as early as Wednesday. Read More »

China opens vast rail system to private investment

AJOT | May 21, 2012 | Intermodal

China's railway industry will open to private investment on an unprecedented scale, according to a document issued this weekend by the Ministry of Railways, which is struggling with mounting debts and a corruption scandal while attempting to resolve the c Read More »

China raises railway freight prices by 10%

AJOT | May 21, 2012 | Intermodal

China has raised railway freight prices across the board by nearly 10 percent in order to cover increased operational costs, authoritative sources told the Shanghai Securities News. Read More »

Weak coal shipments weigh on US railroads

AJOT | May 21, 2012 | Intermodal

More cars, less coal. That sums up the shipping trends at the biggest U.S. railroads so far in the second quarter. Read More »

Weak coal shipments weigh on US railroads

AJOT | May 21, 2012 | Intermodal

More cars, less coal. That sums up the shipping trends at the biggest U.S. railroads so far in the second quarter. Read More »