Intermodal

Report recommends ways to regulate & improve fuel economy of tractor-trailers & other…

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Intermodal

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council evaluates various technologies and methods that could improve the fuel economy of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, transit buses, and work trucks. The repor Read More »

NASSTRAC announces 2010 Carrier of the Year Award recipients

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

NASSTRAC announces the recipients of its 2010 Carrier of the Year program, an annual program that recognizes transportation providers on a quantitative scale in five key areas: customer service, operational excellence, pricing, business relationship, lead Read More »

CN obtains resolution of labor issues with locomotive engineers in Canada

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

CN announced that it received and will begin implementing, Arbitrator Andrew Sims' arbitration ruling setting the terms and conditions of a new three-year collective agreement between CN and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), representing 1,700 Read More »

Senator Casey holds press conference at YRC Service Ctr. on multiemployer pension reform legislation

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

YRC Worldwide Inc. one of the largest transportation service providers in the world, expresses strong support for legislation to be introduced in the U.S. Senate. The Create Jobs and Save Benefits Act of 2010 was outlined by Senator Robert P. Casey (D-PA. Read More »

DB Schenker Rail receives “Porsche Supplier Award 2010

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

(The Automotive Market Unit of DB Schenker Rail, Deutsche Bahn's rail freight operator, was one of the ten top suppliers and service providers to be presented with the "Porsche Supplier Award 2010" by the Stuttgart-based carmaker in its Leipzig plant. The Read More »

CN reaches tentative labor agreement with Canada-based rail traffic controller

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

CN announced that it has reached a tentative three-year labor agreement with the union representing approximately 200 rail traffic controllers across Canada. Read More »

ATA truck tonnage index fell 0.5 percent in February

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.5 percent in February, following a revised 1.9 percent increase in January. The latest drop put the SA index at 108.5 (2000=100), down from 109.1 Read More »

ATA speakers encourage FMCSA to make HOS rules flexible

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Intermodal

Representatives of affiliates and member companies of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that the latest safety figures help to show the effectiveness of the current Hours of Service (HOS) Read More »

CN awarded Innovator of the Year by Wal-Mart Canada

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

Wal-Mart Canada has awarded CN the prestigious Innovator of the Year honour recognizing the railroad's ongoing efforts to deliver cutting edge supply chain solutions for Wal-Mart Canada's evolving logistics network. The award commends CN's drive and abili Read More »

Czech Railways to launch record $858 mlllion tenders

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

State-run Czech Railways will launch tenders this year worth a record 16 billion crowns ($858.4 million) for new trains and modernise old ones, a spokesman said. Read More »

Siemens teams up with China for Saudi rail bid

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

Germany's Siemens has teamed up with a Chinese consortium to supply trains and equipment for 450-km (280 mile) railway in Saudi Arabia, the FT.

Citing unnamed sources, the paper said Siemens has abandoned its initial bid with the Saudi Binlad Read More »

ATA reaffirms industry support of ‘Jason’s Law’ legislation

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) strongly encourages Congress to pass 'Jason's Law' to address shortages in safe parking for commercial motor vehicles on the National Highway System, said ATA Senior Vice President Dave Osiecki during a press confe Read More »

ATA to Congress: investing in highways will improve freight movement, global competitiveness

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

The federal government must provide the leadership and resources necessary to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of goods on the nation's highway system, American Trucking Associations (ATA) Senior Vice President Tim Lynch told Congress today. Read More »

Federal transportation bill should clean up dirtiest, fastest growing transportation Sector: freight

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Intermodal

Report highlights clean freight innovations Congress could fund to improve reliability, reduce freight-related health risks
Congress should include comprehensive funding policies for the first time in the upcoming transportation reauthorizat Read More »

Nation’s freight railroads had safest year ever in 2009

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

The Association of American Railroads announced that 2009 was the safest year in freight railroad history, with preliminary year-end data indicating the train accident rate, employee casualty rate and grade crossing incident rates were all at record low l Read More »

East Africa needs $20 bln for railways

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

Regional trade bloc East African Community needs some $20 billion to upgrade the railway network in its five member countries and boost trade, Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete said. Read More »

U.S. chemical demand climbs

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads jumped 18.4 percent, the Association of American Railroads said.

Chemicals shipments on trains, called rail-car loadings, are a measure of demand for products ranging from plastics to fertilizers. Read More »

Norfolk to pay $4 mlllion to settle chlorine spill case

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

Railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp. agreed to pay $4 million to settle charges it violated the Clean Water Act when chlorine gas and diesel fuel spilled during a derailment that killed nine people, the U.S. government said. Read More »

RailAmerica could make $300 - $400 mlllion buy

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

RailAmerica , a short-line railroad operator, has the ability to make an acquisition in the range of $300 million to $400 million but few assets that big are on the market, so it is looking at smaller deals instead, its chief executive said.

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AAR reports monthly carload declines slow in February 2010

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Intermodal

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that in February 2010, U.S. freight railroads saw a 1.5 percent decline in carloads compared with the same month last year and a decline of 15.6 percent compared with the same month in 2008. Read More »