YRC says ABF freight suit dismissed

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Intermodal

YRC Worldwide Inc said that a U.S. District Court judge dismissed an ABF Freight System lawsuit, ruling ABF Freight does not have standing to sue YRC Worldwide or its workers' union.

ABF Freight, one of YRC's top competitors and the largest subsidiary Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 0.1% in November

AJOT | December 20, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index edged 0.1 percent lower in November after increasing a revised 0.9 percent in October. In September and October, tonnage increased a total of 2.8 percent. Th Read More »

Transforce to buy Dynamex, trumps Greenbriar bid

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | Intermodal

Transforce Inc , a mid-tier Canadian trucker seeking to gain traction in niche services, said on Tuesday it agreed to buy Dynamex Inc for $248 million, trumping a rival bid from a private equity group.

Montreal-based Transforce said it offered to pay Read More »

China Shenhua to build railway for $2 blllion

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | Intermodal

China Shenhua Energy Co , the world's most valuable coal producer, said it will invest 13.5 billion yuan ($2.03 billion) into the building of a railway. Read More »

Medstr’ms Invest AB acquires all outstanding shares in Intercontainer Scandinavia AB

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | Intermodal

The Stockholm based investment company Medstr'ms Invest AB has acquired all outstanding shares in the Gothenburg based company Intercontainer Scandinavia AB. All staff will be retained on their current terms; the shuttle network within Sweden remains unch Read More »

CN’s Mongeau says company’s remarkable transformation driven by vision, innovation and execution

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | Intermodal

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, said CN's rise to rail industry leader from industry laggard in "one of the most profound transformations in Canadian business history" is the product of a compelling corporate vision, continual Read More »

US office vacancy to fall slowly next year

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | Intermodal

The U.S. office vacancy rate is expected to peak next year at about the same rate as it did in the last downturn, but high unemployment and vacant space that companies are retaining are likely to drag out a recovery, according to CBRE Econometric Advisors Read More »

Senator Collins scores truck weight reform victory

AJOT | December 16, 2010 | Intermodal

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of 180 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal weight limits on interstate highways, applauded Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) for successfully securing a provisi Read More »

Old Dominion opens Casper service center

AJOT | December 13, 2010 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. opened a new service center near Casper, allowing the company to better serve area customers.

The 10-door facility is situated on a two-acre site at 280 Baker Drive in Evansville, east of Casper's city center. The new se Read More »

Mica selected Chairman of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

AJOT | December 12, 2010 | Intermodal

U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL) was confirmed by vote of the House Republican Conference to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the 112th Congress.

Mica will be Florida's first full Transportation Committee Chairma Read More »

ABF road driver Boyd awarded ABF Medal of Excellence for Life-Saving Actions

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Intermodal

ABF Freight System, Inc.', recognized the life-saving actions of John Boyd by awarding him the ABF Medal of Excellence. An ABF road driver in Dayton, Ohio, Boyd became the sixth recipient of the award, which is the highest honor the company can present to Read More »

DB and China to cooperate more closely in rail freight transport and infrastructure projects

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Intermodal

The Chinese Ministry of Railways and Deutsche Bahn sign a memorandum of understanding in Beijing ' DB International handles construction supervision for extending high-speed lines

Deutsche Bahn and the Chinese Ministry of Railways want to coope Read More »

FFE Transportation Services announces new VP of Capacity Developments

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Intermodal

Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. announced that Rob Newell has been elected to the position of Vice President of Capacity Development for FFE Transportation Services effective December 6, 2010.

Newell has more than twenty six years of transportati Read More »

Vitran sells some Frontier Transport unit assets

AJOT | December 06, 2010 | Intermodal

North American cross-border trucking company Vitran CorpVitran Corp said it sold certain assets of its unit, Frontier Transport Corp, to Indianapolis-based Online Transport for about $5 million. Read More »

Longistics’ Long named VC of ATA

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, has announced that Duane Long, chairman, has been elected vice chairman for the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Currently chair of ATA's Insurance Task Force, Long received the posit Read More »

Truck productivity must improve to accommodate growing population, says ATA’s Graves

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

America must focus on improving freight efficiency to meet the increasing demands of our nation's growing population, ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said in his opening remarks at the Moving the World: The Future of Freight Transportation conference, h Read More »

Dr. Sherry of NCIT stresses need for intermodal connectivity

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

In a keynote speech to the Conference on Intermodal and Global Supply Chain & Workshop in Manila Philippines, Dr. Patrick Sherry, Executive Director of the National Center for Intermodal Transportation (NCIT) at the University of Denver, emphasized the ne Read More »

CN locomotive engineers on Northern Quebec Internal Short Line ratify new labor agreement

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

CN announced that locomotive engineers working on the Company's Northern Quebec Internal Short Line (NQISL) have ratified a new labor agreement. Read More »

Shareholders vote to place Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA into liquidation

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

At an extraordinary general meeting held on November 26th 2010 in Brussels, the shareholders of traditional intermodal transport operator ICF Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA, Basel, decided that to place the company into liquidation.

Joan Dubaer Read More »

Massman believes West & Southwest will show truck strength

AJOT | December 05, 2010 | Intermodal

Ron Massman, CEO at Dependable Highway Express (DHE), believes demand for full truck load (TL) services will be strong in 2011 in the western and southwestern states with less than truckload (LTL) volume showing only slight recovery with aggressive compet Read More »