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 »

INTTRA announces an alliance with Tradeshift, a global secure online electronic invoice network

AJOT | March 11, 2012 | Intermodal

INTTRA, the world's largest, most active, independent transactional network for ocean freight, and Tradeshift, a secure online electronic invoice network for B2B collaboration, have entered into a strategic alliance to enable ocean carriers and their cust Read More »

Canadian Pacific ratchets up proxy battle defense

AJOT | March 07, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., ratcheting up its defense in a proxy battle with its biggest shareholder, said its "strong" customer relationships are paying off and posted testimonials from satisfied companies. Read More »

Canadian Pacific to ship from Bakken rail terminal

AJOT | March 06, 2012 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said that it should start shipping crude oil this summer from a soon-to-be-completed oil terminal in North Dakota's prolific Bakken shale prospect. Read More »

Florida East Coast Railway names new Vice President of Sales & Marketing

AJOT | March 06, 2012 | Intermodal

Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C. (FEC) has announced that Andrew (Andy) Westhoff is joining the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing effective immediately. Read More »

Union Pacific CEO Young takes medical leave

AJOT | March 01, 2012 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Corp's Chief Executive Officer James Young, 59, is taking a medical leave of absence for pancreatic cancer treatment, the largest publicly held U.S. railroad company said. Read More »

Andersen Corporation announces fleet conversion to compressed natural gas

AJOT | February 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Andersen Corporation celebrated the grand opening of a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station near the company's Menomonie, Wisconsin plant. Located at the Cedar County Cooperative Cenex, this station provides a new alternative fuel source for A Read More »

CSX presents Partnershipping Award to Wheeling Regional Economic Development Partnership

AJOT | February 29, 2012 | Intermodal

CSX Transportation recently presented its Partnershipping Award to the Regional Economic Development Partnership (RED) in Wheeling, West Virginia, in recognition of its efforts to locate three energy-related projects that will be served by CSX. The organi Read More »

Lee Long, Southeastern Freight Lines, named TMC General Chairman

AJOT | February 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Lee Long, director of maintenance for Southeastern Freight Lines, Columbia, S.C., was installed as the 2012-2013 general chairman and treasurer of the Technology & Maintenance Council, a technical council of American Trucking Associations, during TMC's 20 Read More »

Railway for new Rio Tinto iron ore mine gets governmentt approval

AJOT | February 29, 2012 | Intermodal

Rio Tinto moved closer to co-developing a 15 million-tons-per-year iron ore deposit in Australia's Pilbara iron belt after gaining government approvals to build a new rail haul line. Read More »