Intermodal

Old Dominion opens new service center in Pennsylvania

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has opened a new service center in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in response to significant growth in the region. The company plans to immediately hire 14 employees to support the new facility and expects to make 10 additional hire Read More »

Russia’s Transcontainer says H1 profit up seven fold

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Russian rail firm Transcontainer said profit increased seven-fold in the first half of the year to 1.4 billion roubles ($44.5 million), while forecasting medium-to-long term growth.

The company, which controls over half of Russia's rail container tran Read More »

Lehmkuhl named President of Con-way Freight

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Inc. announced has that W. Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., the company's regional and national less-than truckload (LTL) subsidiary and largest operating unit.

The announcement was made by Douglas W. S Read More »

ABF Freight System names Keenan
Senior VP Sales & Marketing

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

ABF Freight System, Inc.', the largest subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), today announced the appointment of James W. Keenan to the position of Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, effective January 1, 2012. Mr. Keenan, who ha Read More »

New England Central returns to normal after Hurricane Irene

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

It's business as usual for the New England Central Railroad (NECR).

Nearly four weeks ago Hurricane Irene swept across RailAmerica-operated NECR, which stretches from the Canadian border near St. Albans, VT, to New London, CT. Railroad crews discover Read More »

Old Dominion Freight Lines (ODFL) expansion continues

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Lines (ODFL) added 60 new truck terminals to its network in the last 5 years, the latest being a 40 door terminal on 8 acres in Altoona, PA ' the 215th terminal in its network. Old Dominion's largest crossdock is located in nearby Har Read More »

Houston-area trucking, freight services provider drives victory for industry

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Jetco Delivery, a Houston-based trucking and freight services provider, was named a 2011 Enterprise Champion last week at the Houston Business Journal's 2011 Fast 100 Awards Ceremony. Of the 100 fastest growing businesses in Houston, five Enterprise Champ Read More »

Truckload turnover rises to three-year high in second quarter

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

The turnover rate for over-the-road truck drivers rose to 79% in the second quarter, according to American Trucking Associations' latest Trucking Activity Report, marking the third quarter in a row of increased churn in the driver market.

The turnover Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index edged 0.2% lower in August

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.2% in August after falling a revised 0.8% in July 2011. July's decrease was less than the 1.3% ATA reported on August 23, 2011. The latest drop p Read More »

New England Central Railroad Hurricane Recovery

AJOT | September 14, 2011 | Intermodal

Hurricane Irene swept across New England impacting communities and the New England Central Railroad (NECR), which runs between the Canadian border near St. Albans, Vt., and New London, Ct. Crews have been working to rebuild sections of the railroad hit w Read More »

US safety board pushes for trucker cellphone ban

AJOT | September 14, 2011 | Intermodal

The U.S. government should ban truckers from using cellphones while driving except in emergencies, transportation safety investigators said.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendation came after it mostly blamed a fiery Kentucky cr Read More »

Union Pacific: US consumer is wild card

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

US consumer confidence is at a two-year low and proving to be a real test for this year's late-starting peak shipping season, Jim Young, Union Pacific Corp's chief executive, told Reuters.

The peak season, which includes fall harvest and Christmas shi Read More »

Russian Railways cuts 2011 cargo growth forecast

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Russian state railway monopoly Russian Railways has cut its forecast for cargo shipments growth this year to 3.0-3.3 percent from 5 percent, chief executive Vladimir Yakunin said.

Rail cargo is seen as a barometer for the Russian economy as a whole, a Read More »

Averitt Express and Transite Technology announce partnership

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Averitt Express and Transite Technology have agreed upon a partnership that enables the carrier to offer Transite's transportation management products as part of the Averitt Transportation and Operations Management System (ATOM System'). Along with Transi Read More »

Mexico aims for October end to US trucking dispute

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

The Mexican government aims to scrap in October the rest of the retaliatory duties it imposed on certain U.S. farm and industrial goods during a trucking dispute, the Economy Ministry said.

On July 6, Mexico said it would cut in half the duties on 99 Read More »

ABF establishing Asian offices
to augment its global solutions

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Continuing its global expansion, ABF' is now operating with offices in Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, India and Sri Lanka. These locations are in addition to current ABF offices in Ch Read More »

CSX sees up to $15 mlllion Irene impact, affirms view

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

Hurricane Irene's net hit to CSX Corp's earnings came to $10 million to $15 million, the railroad's chief financial officer estimated.

In a broadly moderating economy, most markets are performing at or above second-quarter growth rates, CFO Oscar Muno Read More »

New engineering analysis of Maine bridges supports case for heavier, six-axle trucks on interstates

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | Intermodal

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of more than 180 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal vehicle weight limits on interstate highways, today encouraged members of Congress to review new eng Read More »

CSX updates status of storm recovery

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Intermodal

Significant progress is being made in the restoration of freight rail service on storm-impacted areas of CSX. Employees have been working around the clock to clear debris, inspect infrastructure, make repairs, reposition locomotives, and restore power. Read More »

Russia Railways restricts grain shipments to Novorossiysk

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | Intermodal

Russian Railways said that it has restricted grain shipments to the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, Russia's leading grain exporter, due to congestion on the rail lines as traders move to bring this year's crop to international markets.

It said that r Read More »