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July 12, 2016

FTR Index Shows Less Competitive May for Intermodal Market

FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index dropped in May reflecting a domestic intermodal sector that is still experiencing somewhat difficult competitive conditions.

July 8, 2016

J.J. Keller Offers ELD Functionality for Hyrail Operators

J.J. Keller & Associates is offering a way to record on-duty hyrail time without counting against a driver’s allotted 11 hours of on-duty driving time.

May 27, 2016

Trucking Sees Smallest Decline In Cross-Border Freight Flows

Trucking and four other transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in March 2016 compared to a year earlier, according to a new Transportation Department report.

May 16, 2016

Freight Shipments, Rates Well Below Year Earlier Levels

The amount of North America freight shipments and freight spending remain below levels from a year ago despite monthly gains, according to the latest Cass Freight Index report, and there is a concern conditions could get worse.

April 28, 2016

Cross-Border Truck Freight Rises, Overall Value Declines

Trucking was only one of two transportation modes that carried more U.S. freight by value with NAFTA trade partners Canada and Mexico in February than a year ago, increasing 4.7%.

April 11, 2016

CP Drops Norfolk Southern Merger Bid

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has announced it has terminated efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp.

March 16, 2016

Bernie Sanders vs. Trucks – and the Importance of Context

Bernie Sanders may need a little education on the essentiality of trucks, but contrary to what you may have heard, he's not calling for a ban. HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge has more in her All That's Trucking blog.

January 28, 2016

Judge Denies Retrial to Trucking Company in Amtrak Crash

A Nevada trucking company has been refused a retrial stemming from a fatal 2011 accident in which an Amtrak train was struck by a truck along U.S. 95, causing the deaths of 6 people, including the trucker.

January 20, 2016

Model Train Show Includes Trucks that Deliver Memories

The Greenberg Great Train & Toy Show is an annual event at the fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio. On the show's layouts as in real life, trucks and trailers play an important transportation role.

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?

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