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November 5, 2015

Intermodal Shipments Post Surprising Third Quarter Surge

Despite month-to-month variations, third quarter intermodal freight traffic growth of 3.4% was in line with year-to-date results, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

October 29, 2015

Cross-Border Freight Value Down More Than 8%

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its neighbors Canada and Mexico fell in August, totaling $92.4 billion, thanks largely to the drop in fuel and oil prices moved by pipeline and vessel.

October 27, 2015

House Approves Highway-Bill Patch

Playing beat the clock, the House of Representatives today approved by voice vote a three-week extension of transportation funding.

October 26, 2015

Highway Bill Patch Could Derail Over Train Safety Measure

The latest proposed extension of federal highway funding includes a provision to delay a mandate for automatic-braking equipment on trains that could turn passing the measure into a game of political football.

October 5, 2015

Rail Freight Weakens But Intermodal Grows

While a lot of rail freight is not growing, rail intermodal is growing according to an analyst at ACT Research.

September 18, 2015

Norfolk Southern Restructures Triple Crown Services

Norfolk Southern Corp is restructuring its Triple Crown Services subsidiary to focus on the transportation of automobile parts, the company has announced.

June 11, 2015

BNSF Promising Faster Intermodal on Northern Corridor

BNSF Railway announced new, faster service offerings along its Northern Corridor route, after heavy oil-field and grain shipments last year caused service times to drop.

May 8, 2015

Vehicle Logistics Companies Partner to Expedite Auto Transport

ShipCarsNow and Ready Auto Transport have joined forces to provide truck or rail transportation to vehicle shippers as a response to increasing volumes for remarketed and new cars.

April 23, 2015

Trucks Move More U.S.-NAFTA Freight, Overall Level Declines

Freight movements between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico fell in February, hitting its lowest level in terms of value since 2011, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

April 20, 2015

Right Place, Right Railroads Help ‘Cool’ Intermodal Shipments

Senior Editor Tom Berg explores why one intermodal refrigerated operation is expanding, in contrast to another that is suing railroads in blame for its demise, in his Trailer Talk blog.

April 17, 2015

Opportunities in a Lower Fuel Price Environment

Other than enjoying lower fuel costs, how can trucking companies take advantage of current low prices for diesel fuel?

April 13, 2015

Momentum Favors the Economy This Year

Despite the slowing of economic growth late last year on into this year, the economy will pick up steam over the rest of this year, according to the State of Logistics Report Quarterly Update.

March 18, 2015

U.S. Freight Movements with Canada, Mexico Increase 4.5% Last Year

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased 4.5% in 2014 compared to a year earlier, while over the longer term trucking has some lost market share to other transportation modes.

March 12, 2015

Intermodal Freight Market Facing Big Challenges

Intermodal freight movements are finally recovering since a tentative agreement was worked out about three weeks ago between West Coast Port workers and shipping companies, but diversions of freight from this part of the country are expected to continue.

March 11, 2015

Truck Struck By Amtrak Had An Oversized Load

Improperly followed procedures involving a truck carrying an oversized load may have contributed to the train crash in North Carolina earlier this week, according to a news report from the Associated Press.

March 9, 2015

Passenger Train Collides with Truck in North Carolina

As many as 40 persons were injured when an AmTrak passenger train collided with a commercial truck that was on the tracks in North Carolina today, according to a report from ABC News.

March 4, 2015

West Coast Port Problems Cause Drop in Intermodal Rail Traffic

Intermodal rail traffic fell in February, according to new figures released by the Association of American Railroads.

January 26, 2015

Intermodal Rail Shipments Help Norfolk Southern See Record Yearly Profit

Intermodal rail movements help propel the railroad Norfolk Southern Corp. toward achieving record net income for 2014, according to figures it released on Monday.

January 13, 2015

Intermodal Contributes to Record CSX Railroad Earnings, Revenue

CSX Corp. on Tuesday announced record fourth-quarter 2014 net earnings of $491 million, a 15% increase from $426 million for the same period last year, due in part to highway-to-rail freight conversions.

January 13, 2015

New Refrigerated Intermodal Service Launched

Infinity Transportation Logistics recently launched its new expedited refrigerated domestic intermodal container service between Washington and Oregon and the Midwest and East Coast.



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