Intermodal

Con-way Freight announces enhanced smart phone application for online shipping services

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced the launch of its newly enhanced Con-way Freight Tools app for web-registered users. The smart phone app is the LTL industry's first for iPhon Read More »

ABF President and CEO Kemp to retire

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Arkansas Best Corporation has announced that Wesley B. Kemp, current President and Chief Executive Officer of its largest subsidiary, ABF Freight System, Inc. ("ABF"), will retire on December 31, 2011. Roy M. Slagle, ABF's current Senior Vice President of Read More »

CP Rail to upgrade north line on resource demand

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Canadian Pacific Railway is spending C$300 million ($300 million) to improve its northern mainline across the Canadian Prairies to take advantage of strong global demand for potash and grains.

The upgrades on the line between the grain-trade center of Read More »

Con-way sees shaky economy as hurdle

AJOT | September 27, 2011 | Intermodal

Economic uncertainty is the biggest barrier to sustained growth, but shipping volume is rising into the peak holiday season and rate increases are sticking with customers, executives of U.S. trucking and logistics company Con-way Inc said. Read More »

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 »