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November 21, 2014

Truck Chassis Pool Coming to Port of New York, New Jersey

The Journal of Commerce reports an agreement has been reached on a plan creating a “gray” chassis pool that would allow truckers to freely interchange chassis throughout the Port of New York and New Jersey as soon as early next year.

November 11, 2014

New Intermodal Service for Pacific Northwest to Midwest/East Coast

Infinity Transportation this week said it is launching a new expedited refrigerated domestic intermodal container service operating from the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest and East Coast due to capacity constraints with refrigerated trucking service.

November 10, 2014

Domestic Containers Drive Intermodal Traffic Surge

Total intermodal freight volume rose 5.1% in the third quarter of the year compared to the same time in 2013, while domestic U.S. and international volumes individually reported gains in of 5.5% and 4.7%, respectively.

November 7, 2014

Intermodal Rail Traffic Sets New Records

According to the Association of American Railroads, it totaled 1,381,749 containers and trailers, up 4.9%, or 64,071 units, over October 2013.

November 3, 2014

Intermodal Rail Traffic Has Third Busiest Week

The week ending Oct. 25, rail intermodal traffic was up 6.7% compared with the same week last year -- higher growth than that of rail traffic overall.

October 21, 2014

Miami Port, Railway Offering New Service for Faster Shipments

Called the Sunshine Gateway service, this ship to rail transfer allows the port to handle additional volumes and ensures that shipments move more quickly with the potential to reach 70% of the United States population in four days or less

October 20, 2014

Railway Giants End Merger Talks

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. announced Monday that exploratory conversations held with CSX Corp. about a possible merger between the two railroads have ended. No further talks are planned.

October 20, 2014

Cargo Volume at Port of Los Angeles Highest Since 2008

The increased volume reflects peak season volumes and larger vessels calling at the facility, according to port officials.

October 16, 2014

Virginia Port Export Traffic Jumping, Truck Wait Time Slumping

Exports moving across Port of Virginia facilities in September helped drive a high amount of cargo through port terminals but officials concede truck wait times could be shorter.

October 15, 2014

Marten Transport Profit Falls Slightly

Trucking company Marten Transport Ltd. has reported net income of $7.7 million, or 23 cents per diluted share, for the third of the year, down slightly from $8 million, or 24 cents per diluted share, from the same time a year ago.

October 14, 2014

J.B. Hunt Profit Increases More Than 14%

J.B. Hunt Transport Services announced third quarter 2014 net earnings of $102.4 million, or diluted earnings per share of 87 cents compared to third quarter 2013 net earnings of $89.5 million, or 75 cents per diluted share.

October 14, 2014

Economic Watch: Holiday Sales Expected to Jump Following October Container Surge

After a turbulent start to 2014, the nation’s retailers expect sales in November and December to increase a healthy 4.1% to $616.9 billion, higher than 2013’s actual 3.1% increase during that same time frame.

October 10, 2014

Orbcomm Introduces Chassis Tracking Product

A new chassis tracking system was introduced by Orbcomm, Rochelle Park, N.J., this week during the American Trucking Associations' annual conference in San Diego.

October 9, 2014

Seattle, Tacoma Ports Form Alliance

The Seattle and Tacoma port commissions plan to unify the management of the two ports’ marine cargo terminals and related functions in order to strengthen the Puget Sound gateway and attract more marine cargo for the region.

September 25, 2014

Falcon GXT2000 Tracks Assets without Power

The SkyBitz Falcon GXT2000 is a self-powered GPS tracker for locating unpowered assets over a cellular connection.

September 23, 2014

Commerce Department Rules Chinese Containers Subject to Tariffs

The U.S. Department of Commerce, in a preliminary finding, has determined that the Chinese government is providing unfair and illegal subsidies to producers and exporters of 53-foot dry van containers.

September 19, 2014

Video: What Happens When a Truck Picks up a Container?

In this video from Pierpass, watch what the journey of an intermodal container looks like and what it takes to move cargo from gate to gate in a typical truck turn from the Port of Long Beach.

September 19, 2014

IANA Intermodal Expo Begins Monday

The 2014 Intermodal Expo in Long Beach, Calif., is bringing together industry leaders to discuss industry trends and business opportunities. The expo is being launched by the Intermodal Association of North America.

September 17, 2014

Driver Shortage Leads Quality Carriers to Start Bulk Rail Intermodal Service

Quality said it completed testing of the service with its western rail partner earlier in the current quarter and has begun initial shipments with some of its largest customers.

September 15, 2014

PierPass Program Reduces Truck Turn Times at SoCal Ports

PierPass Inc. has launched a new test program called the Free-Flow Program to reduce the time trucks spend picking up containers at marine terminals.

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