Intermodal

Italian truckers’ strike seen crippling car deliveries

AJOT | March 25, 2012 | Intermodal

A bitter Italian truckers' strike is seen cutting car deliveries by 40 percent in March, adding to the pain on the country's hard-pressed auto sector, carmakers said, with top producer Fiat planning to halt production at two plants next week. Read More »

Old Dominion opens new container drayage facility in California

AJOT | March 25, 2012 | Intermodal

Following a 35 percent increase in container drayage shipments nationwide during the first quarter of 2012*, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. opened its second container drayage facility in California. Read More »

Argentine grains truckers agree to lift strike

AJOT | March 22, 2012 | Intermodal

Argentine grain truckers have reached a deal to end a four-day-old strike over hauling rates that had delayed deliveries to export ports, a spokeswoman for the drivers said. Read More »

CN to acquire 161 locomotives to handle expected traffic increases

AJOT | March 22, 2012 | Intermodal

CN announced a major locomotive acquisition program to accommodate anticipated traffic growth and to improve operational efficiency, enabling the railway to better serve its customers. Read More »

CP Rail nominates activist investor to board

AJOT | March 22, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd nominated activist investor William Ackman for election to its board of directors, the latest twist in a drawn-out proxy battle with his Pershing Square Capital Management. Read More »

Argentine grains truck strike goes into 4th day

AJOT | March 21, 2012 | Intermodal

Argentina's striking truck drivers will keep their rigs parked for a fourth straight day on Thursday, as concern grows that the protest could slow soy exports from one of the world's key suppliers. Read More »

CN to acquire 161 locomotives to handle expected traffic increases

AJOT | March 21, 2012 | Intermodal

CN announced a major locomotive acquisition program to accommodate anticipated traffic growth and to improve operational efficiency, enabling the railway to better serve its customers. Read More »

Getloaded introduces new value-based pricing structure

AJOT | March 21, 2012 | Intermodal

Getloaded introduces the lowest priced load board membership in the trucking industry for $29.99 per month. Read More »

NRF joins Rally for Roads, urges House to move quickly on Transportation Spending Bill



AJOT | March 19, 2012 | Intermodal

The National Retail Federation joined more than a dozen other trade associations at a 'Rally for Roads' on the National Mall, calling on the House to move quickly on its version of legislation to reauthorize federal transportation spending.

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Old Dominion Freight Line named best LTL National Carrier by Mastio & Company

AJOT | March 19, 2012 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. was honored as the No. 1 less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier by Mastio & Company as part of the company's 2011 Value and Loyalty Benchmarking Study. Read More »

Aerofficient unveils ‘Slider’ fairing

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Intermodal

Aerofficient, leading designers and manufacturers of aerodynamic enhancement devices for heavy-duty truck trailers, has announced that production of its Slider side fairing for on-highway trailers will begin in April. The unique, patent pending system, au Read More »

Poll shows bulk of CP Rail shareholders want change

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Intermodal

A poll of about a third of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd shareholders found that 91 percent of them want management change at Canada's No. 2 railroad, which is the target of a shake-up campaign by activist investor Pershing Square Capital Management. Read More »

TransCore DAT spot market freight up 24% in February

AJOT | March 18, 2012 | Intermodal

TransCore's DAT' North American Freight index was up 24 percent in February compared to January, but declined 5.2 percent compared to February 2011 when the spot market recorded unseasonably strong freight volumes. In seven of the last ten years February Read More »

Canadian Pacific, Unimin strike frack sand deal

AJOT | March 15, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway said it will provide exclusive rail service to Unimin Corp to transport frack sand from a Wisconsin facility the industrial mineral producer expects to open in 2013. Read More »

DB Schenker Rail offers direct services to Paris



AJOT | March 15, 2012 | Intermodal

With the opening of another rail logistics center on the outskirts of the city, DB Schenker Rail has linked the greater Paris area more closely to its European network. In mid-January, the company's first direct train was on its way to the French capital. Read More »

Stella-Jones profit rises on demand from railroad companies

AJOT | March 15, 2012 | Intermodal

Canada's Stella-Jones, which makes treated wood products for railroad, electricity and telecom companies, reported a 26 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit helped by strong demand for its railway ties. Read More »

CSX announces winners of 2011 Chemical Safety Excellence Award

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Intermodal

CSX announced 61 winners of its 18th annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award, which recognizes customers' commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail through safe loading and maintenance of rail cars. Read More »

Union Pacific sees 1st-quarter coal volume down 7%

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Corp said its shipping volumes are up so far this year, but the railroad company expects a 7 percent drop in first-quarter coal shipments due to unusually warm winter weather. Read More »

US Senate defeats tax break for natural gas trucks

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Intermodal

A bipartisan proposal to provide tax incentives for natural gas vehicles was defeated in a Senate vote, but a key backer of the bill said it will be revised and reintroduced to address concerns from industry. Read More »

CN introducing new Prince Rupert intermodal services to better serve growing Alberta economy

AJOT | March 13, 2012 | Intermodal

CN has announced new import/export container train services between the Port of Prince Rupert, B.C., and Calgary (now in operation) and Edmonton, starting in June 2012. Alberta is one of the fastest growing industrial and consumer based economies in North Read More »