Intermodal

Green Mountain’s coffee distributor brews controversy

AJOT | July 09, 2012 | Intermodal

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into the accounting practices of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is casting a spotlight on M. Block & Sons, a little-known consumer products distributor. Read More »

Quebec rail plan stirs hope, concern in Canada’s iron belt

AJOT | July 09, 2012 | Intermodal

Canada's biggest railroad wants to build a C$5 billion ($4.8 billion) rail line to ship iron ore from isolated northern Quebec to port, a crucial link that could transform Canada into the world's third-largest producer of steel's main component. Read More »

NASSTRAC applauds Highway Bill as positive for shippers reliant on truck transportation

AJOT | July 02, 2012 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC, an industry association representing shippers, today commended members of the House and Senate conference committee for their work in passing a highway bill that lays a foundation addressing America's need for adequate freight transportation inf Read More »

Genesee & Wyoming, Watco eye RailAmerica

AJOT | July 02, 2012 | Intermodal

Regional railroad operator RailAmerica Inc has attracted takeover interest from rival transportation companies Genesee & Wyoming Inc and Watco Companies LLC, according to people familiar with the matter. Read More »

New CP Rail boss Harrison shifted culture at CN

AJOT | July 02, 2012 | Intermodal

Hunter Harrison, appointed to take the helm at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, engineered a turnaround at rival Canadian National Railway. Read More »

Union Pacific CEO sees slow, steady economy

AJOT | July 02, 2012 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Corp's chief executive said the steep slump in coal shipments has likely bottomed out and overall peak-season shipping volumes this year should be a little higher than in 2011. Read More »

ATA hails Transportation Bill as step forward for safety, efficiency

AJOT | June 28, 2012 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations saluted members of the House and Senate conference committee for their work in passing a safety-conscious highway bill that lays a solid foundation for addressing America's need for an efficient goods movement network. Read More »

Freight prevails in Transportation Bill Conference Report

AJOT | June 28, 2012 | Intermodal

Following months of bicameral and bipartisan negotiations, members of the Surface Transportation Conference Committee have filed a Conference Report. The proposed two-year bill contains a number of provisions that place unprecedented emphasis on freight m Read More »

House approves major transportation reform bill

AJOT | June 28, 2012 | Intermodal

The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a major transportation bill by a vote of 373 to 52. 'This measure includes historic reforms ' cutting red tape and consolidating or eliminating nearly 70 federal programs,' said Transportation and Infrastr Read More »

Canadian Pacific names Hunter Harrison CEO

AJOT | June 28, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd named Hunter Harrison its chief executive, months after a boardroom shakeup had been triggered by a top shareholder's calls for a change in leadership. Read More »

Dead migrants dumped by roadside in Tanzania

AJOT | June 26, 2012 | Intermodal

Dozens of dead Ethiopian immigrants were dumped on the side of a road in Tanzania after suffocating in a container truck along with many others who survived, in the second fatal human trafficking incident in the country this year. Read More »

Canadian Pacific board member George resigns

AJOT | June 26, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway, the country's second-largest railroad operator, said that board member Rick George has stepped down, roughly a month after a bitter proxy battle led to the resignations of the company's top executives. Read More »

Canada might impose rules in rail shipment tiff

AJOT | June 25, 2012 | Intermodal

The Canadian government will probably have to impose new rules on railways and their customers after four months of negotiations failed to find a formula to get grain shippers and other customers the service levels they demand. Read More »

Schneider National Trucks and Commercial Fleet Financing, Inc. strike a $99 deal for truck owners

AJOT | June 25, 2012 | Intermodal

In an effort to further help small business owners in the trucking and transport market, Commercial Fleet Financing, Inc. is working with Schneider National to provide a highly unique low-cost financing program for used truck buyers. Read More »

USDOT Secretary LaHood presents $11.4 million for intermodal rail yard adjacent to Global Container

AJOT | June 25, 2012 | Intermodal

The former Greenville rail yard, being developed adjacent to the Global Container Terminal expansion project, will benefit from a U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grant of $11.4 million to be used for rebuilding and modernizing the facility. The ch Read More »

Canada might impose rules in rail shipment tiff

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Intermodal

The Canadian government will probably have to impose new rules on railways and their customers after four months of negotiations failed to find a formula to get grain shippers and other customers the service levels they demand. Read More »

Canada might impose rules in rail shipment tiff

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Intermodal

The Canadian government will probably have to impose new rules on railways and their customers after four months of negotiations failed to find a formula to get grain shippers and other customers the service levels they demand. Read More »

CN says Rail Freight Service Review Process prompted improved customer service, greater supply chain

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Intermodal

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, commended the federal government's Rail Freight Service Review (RFSR), saying the process provided the impetus for CN and the rail industry to re-engage with customers to improve service from on Read More »

Freight trains collide in Oklahoma, 3 presumed dead

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Intermodal

Two freight trains collided head-on and exploded into flames in Oklahoma, sending billowing black smoke into the air and leaving three Union Pacific employees missing and presumed dead, authorities said. Read More »

Konecranes RTGS to CSX’S Intermodal Terminals in the US

AJOT | June 24, 2012 | Intermodal

In May/June 2012, Konecranes received an order for three RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes from transportation supplier CSX Intermodal Terminals in the US. This is Konecranes' first RTG delivery to CSX. The cranes will be delivered in June 2013. The value Read More »