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July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Norfolk Southern Fighting For Truck Yard

A railroad company planning to build a large truck yard is battling it out in court with Georgia residents who are strongly against it

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July 17, 2000 - Industry News

New Service Challenges Trucking in Canada

Canadian National, Montreal, has launched four new domestic intermodal trains, putting the pressure on over-the-road truckers operating between major centers in Central and Atlantic Canada

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July 13, 2000 - Industry News

Container Port Could Ease I-95 Truck Traffic

Supporters of a proposed container shipping port that could accept freight from New York and New Jersey say it could help reduce truck traffic on badly congested Interstate 95 in Bridgeport, Conn

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July 13, 2000 - Industry News

Why Trains Lose the Battle for Time-Sensitive Freight

The freight world is getting faster all the time. Carriers are being pressured at both shipping and receiving ends to reduce transit times. Trucking is holding its own, but rail carriers are falling behind. Ed Ellis, an

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June 21, 2000 - Industry News

New Competition From Trains?

Although far behind, it seems the railroad industry may soon challenge truckers in the science of hauling freight. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article focusing on E. Hunter Harrison and his discovery of an

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May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Railroads Speed Cross-Country Service

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co. and Norfolk Southern Railway Co. have agreed to provide non-stop transcontinental intermodal service between the West Coast, Southwest and the Southeast beginning May 21

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May 8, 2000 - Industry News

Tracking Containers Helps Cut Waiting Times

Technology is being used to help truck drivers at one intermodal terminal avoid the long wait times that plague intermodal haulers across the country

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May 1, 2000 - Industry News

Public Money May Be Used to Fund Railway Expansion

Railroads are becoming more brazen about accepting public money to fund track expansions. According to The Wall Street Journal, Norfolk Southern Corp. wants the state of Virginia to help it pay the projected $900 million to

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Court Will Expedite Rail Merger Petition

The D.C. Circuit Court has promised to expedite review of an appeal to stay the railroad merger moratorium imposed by the Surface Transportation Board. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad filed the appeal after the STB announced

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April 7, 2000 - Industry News

STB Denies Request to Proceed With CN/BNSF Merger

The Surface Transportation Board has denied a request to continue proceedings for the proposed merger of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and the Canadian National railway systems.

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April 5, 2000 - Industry News

NJ Intermodal Terminals Trying To Improve Truck Movement

Reacting to trucker complaints about long waits and slow turnaround times, at least two intermodal terminals in New Jersey are working on improving the flow of trucks in and out of their facilities

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March 31, 2000 - Industry News

STB Asks for Public Comment on Rail Merger Rule Changes

The Surface Transportation Board has asked for comments on modifications to rules governing mergers of major railroads

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March 24, 2000 - Industry News

U.S., Mexico Sign Pact to Improve Rail Safety

U.S. Federal Railroad Administrator Jolene Molitoris and Mexico's Transportation Subsecretary Dr. Aaron Dychter Poltolarek have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in improving railroad safety, systems and technology in both countries. The agreement provides a framework

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March 21, 2000 - Industry News

East Coast Port Terminals Extend Hours

Maher Terminals, a large stevedore at the Port of New York and New Jersey, is extending its gate hours by two hours a day. The new hours will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to

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March 17, 2000 - Industry News

STB Tells Railroads to Take a Breather from Mergers

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board has told large railroads not to pursue further merger activities until it can come up with new rules governing merger proceedings. STB said it would take about 15 months to adopt new rules.

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March 16, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Boycott Houston Container Yard

A three-day boycott of a container yard at the Port of Houston’s Barbours Cut Terminal has received widespread support from the 1,000 - 1,500 truckers who serve the port

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March 14, 2000 - Industry News

Logistics is Oil For New Transportation World

A global alliance of all modes of transportation is evolving, and logistics will make it work, says U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue.

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March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Intermodal Facilities Delayed in Virginia

The opening of a new $100 million berth at Norfolk International Terminals will be delayed at least four months due to community opposition.

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March 7, 2000 - Industry News

DOT to Field Test Intermodal ITS Systems

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater has announced two new Intelligent Transportation Systems field tests. Both, says DOT, are aimed at preparing for the expected doubling of intermodal freight transportation over the first two decades of the 21st Century

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March 3, 2000 - Industry News

Automation, 24-Hour Operation Needed To Avoid Port Gridlock

"I cannot comprehend why people don't respond to this as a national crisis," said Michael Belzer, assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan, speaking at a recent intermodal seminar sponsored by the Transportation Research Board in Long Beach, CA

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February 28, 2000 - Industry News

Amtrak Chasing More Freight

Amtrak says it will go after more of trucking's business as it makes plans to expand its passenger service in its efforts to be self-sufficient

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February 21, 2000 - Industry News

ESCO Announces Drayage Consolidation Plan

ESCO Transportation, Houston, has announced a five-year plan to try to consolidate the highly fragmented intermodal drayage and short-haul truckload segments of the transportation industry

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February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Rail Feeling the Pinch Too

Like trucking, rail is feeling the pinch of rising fuel prices and other fixed costs. So railroads are striking while the iron is hot and raising rates this year by as much as 4%. A continuing

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January 20, 2000 - Industry News

Union Pacific Back In Black

Railroad giant Union Pacific Corp. was back in the black in the fourth quarter, despite a poor performance from its trucking subsidiary Overnite Transportation.

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January 18, 2000 - Industry News

CN & BNSF Explain Merger Benefits

Following a merger agreement late last year, Canadian National Railway Company and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation recently outlined how the combined businesses would become more efficient.

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