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Intermodal News

News from the intermodal freight transportation industry.


Snarled supply chain is leading to less-nutritious school meals

Bloomberg | September 24, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Top 12 finalists named in America’s Transportation Awards competition

AJOT | September 24, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Caisse backs CN Rail, questions TCI’s motives in proxy fight
Caisse backs CN Rail, questions TCI’s motives in proxy fight

Bloomberg | September 23, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

The head of Quebec’s largest fund manager is backing the board and management of Canadian National Railway Co. in their fight against an unhappy shareholder, saying they were right to attempt a takeover of Kansas City Southern even though the bid failed.

Containers piling up at US rail yards add to port strains
Containers piling up at US rail yards add to port strains

Bloomberg | September 23, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

To understand why more than 100 container ships are waiting to enter U.S. ports from Southern California to Savannah, Georgia, it helps to keep tabs on the congestion that’s building at another key junction of freight transportation: rail yards.

Last mile delivery startup MetroSpeedy closes $5M seed funding

AJOT | September 23, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

More rail tank cars meet DOT-117 safety standards in 2020
More rail tank cars meet DOT-117 safety standards in 2020

AJOT | September 23, 2021 | Energy News | Intermodal News | Rail

More than half (54%) of rail tank cars carrying Class 3 flammable liquids in 2020 met new safety requirements, an increase from the 48% in 2019, according to the Fleet Composition of Rail Tank Cars Carrying Flammable Liquids: 2021 Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

BYD announces dealership agreement with 1 Source Material Handling Inc.

AJOT | September 23, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

FedEx partners with self-driving car startup Aurora in Texas
FedEx partners with self-driving car startup Aurora in Texas

Bloomberg | September 23, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Aurora Innovation Inc. will help move cargo for FedEx Corp. in a pilot project in Texas that uses the startup’s technology in a self-driving Paccar Inc. truck. The arrangement marks FedEx’s first trial of autonomous driving.

British Airways scraps Gatwick plan, escalating union standoff

Bloomberg | September 23, 2021 | Air Cargo News | Airlines | Intermodal News

Airbus production ramp-up ‘constrained’ by supply-chain woes

Bloomberg | September 23, 2021 | Air Cargo News | Airlines | Intermodal News

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index eased in July, but conditions remain robust for carriers

AJOT | September 22, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road | By The Numbers

Kari Gonzales named TTCI’s next President

AJOT | September 22, 2021 | People | Appointments | Intermodal News | Rail

VW’s Traton flags significant sales hit from chip shortage

Bloomberg | September 22, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Davies Turner leaps up table of Top 30 UK logistics providers
Davies Turner leaps up table of Top 30 UK logistics providers

AJOT | September 22, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Davies Turner has jumped seven places to 21st in the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s prestigious league table of the Top 30 logistics providers in the UK.

ATA urges DOT to proceed with national framework for automated vehicles

AJOT | September 22, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

ATA Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.5% in August
ATA Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.5% in August

AJOT | September 22, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road | By The Numbers

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.5% in August after falling 1.1% in July. In August, the index equaled 110.3 (2015=100) compared with 109.8 in July.

VW’s Traton expects significant sales hit from chip shortage

Bloomberg | September 22, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Mercedes−Benz Trucks presents fully electric vehicles
Mercedes−Benz Trucks presents fully electric vehicles

AJOT | September 21, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Several vehicle innovations were presented to the public by Mercedes-Benz Trucks. In doing so, the focus was especially on the electrification of the product portfolio.

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