Intermodal

Integrated Freight Corp 10-K Reflects Key Milestones

Marketwired | March 12, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Integrated Freight Corporation, a motor freight carrier providing services on key routes throughout the United States announced its FY2013 audited financial results. Read More »

Rail industry pushes White House to ease oil train safety rules

Reuters | March 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The U.S. rail industry is pushing the White House to drop a requirement that oil trains adopt an advanced braking system. Read More »

Berkshire’s railroad revamps service with billions, fewer cars

Reuters | March 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Berkshire Hathaway's BNSF Railways invested billions in shoring up its operations. Read More »

Canada oil train rule timing may differ from US

Reuters | March 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

While the United States and Canada are near agreement on a tougher standard for oil-by-rail tanker cars, they may diverge on the phase-in period, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt told Reuters. Read More »

CargoNet finds thefts down but loss value up

AJOT | March 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

CargoNet notes that reported cargo theft incidents dropped from 1,098 in 2013 to 844 in 2014. But although total cargo theft incidents were down, the average loss value of the cargo per incident increased to $181,681. Read More »

Fire involving tanker truck shuts down Michigan highway

Reuters | March 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A massive fire involving a tanker truck on Detroit's border shut down Michigan's Interstate 94 in both directions on Wednesday, police said. Read More »

New York City bill would pay for evidence of illegal vehicle idling

Reuters | March 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

New York City, in an effort to cut down on carbon emissions, could allow concerned citizens to earn thousands of dollars by video-taping vehicles idling illegally, officials said. Read More »

CN on pace to deliver another banner year for Western Canadian grain

AJOT | March 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Company announces third round of Commercial Fleet Integration Program for shippers of Western Canada grain, oilseeds and specialty crops Read More »

ARTBA to propose path to break political gridlock on highway & transit funding

AJOT | March 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) will outline a detailed proposal it believes could help end the political impasse over how to fund future federal investments in State and local highway, bridge and transit capital projects—the “Getting Beyond Gridlock” plan. Read More »

Old Dominion launches new brand campaign

AJOT | March 11, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

Print, digital and broadcast campaign focuses on company’s commitment to service Read More »

CN welcomes Maher Terminals’ expansion plan for Prince Rupert, B.C., container terminal

AJOT | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail | Ports & Terminals

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, welcomed news that Maher Terminals Holding Corp. will expand the capacity of the Port of Prince Rupert's Fairview Container Terminal to more than 1.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) annually, from the current annual container-handling capacity of approximately 850,000 TEUs. Read More »

Fuel truck spill shuts down I-95 near Washington

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A tanker truck carrying biodiesel fuel overturned on Interstate 95 north of Washington on Tuesday, closing the busy highway, police said. Read More »

Amtrak train, truck collide in North Carolina, causing minor injuries

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

An Amtrak passenger train derailed after crashing into a tractor trailer truck in North Carolina, sending some 40 passengers to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, state officials said. Read More »

CN says fire out at Ontario derailment site

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co crews and other firefighters have put out the last of the fires at the site of a derailment in northern Ontario and the line could be open, the railway said. Read More »

Trains in Canada derailments carried synthetic crude for Valero

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The two oil trains that derailed and burst into flames in recent weeks in northern Ontario were both carrying synthetic crude to Valero Energy Corp's refinery near Quebec City, the U.S.-based company said. Read More »

Deutsche Bahn operating profit fell in 2014

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Operating profit for German railway operator Deutsche Bahn fell by 5.7 percent to 2.1 billion euros ($2.3 billion) last year due to the costs of strikes by drivers and a storm last spring, according to figures seen by Reuters. Read More »

CN Rail needs to testify over recent oil accidents

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co should explain its recent oil-by-rail accidents before the House of Commons transport committee, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said. Read More »

Supreme Court shuts Amtrak case down the line

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

The U.S. Supreme Court ducked a major ruling on whether Amtrak, the government-owned passenger rail company, wields too much clout in setting regulations that private freight carriers also must follow. Read More »

Oil train fires reveal problematic safety culture

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

Two more serious derailments and fires involving trains carrying crude oil in the past week confirm there is a serious problem with the safety culture on North American railroads. Read More »

Train carrying liquefied propane derails in VT, no danger posed

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A train carrying 15 tanker cars of liquefied propane derailed in Essex junction, Vermont, but no flammable gas was leaked and there was no danger to the public, according to a local news website. Read More »