September 5, 2014
Intermodal rail traffic levels remained strong in August, hitting new highs or coming close to it, according to the Association of American Railroads.
September 3, 2014
A jury decided a civil case on Friday that pitted the nation’s passenger rail service against one trucking company, with the fleet having to pay more than $4.5 million in damages, according to Courthouse News Service.
August 8, 2014
A refrigerated intermodal container service between the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest has ended due service from partner BNSF Railway that allegedly was not so hot.
August 1, 2014
A leading transportation researcher has characterized a report prepared for the railroad-funded Railway Supply Institute on the safety of larger trailers in trucking as fatally flawed.
July 7, 2014
After hitting record high levels for two straight weeks, intermodal rail traffic set another new record during June.
June 27, 2014
This was the highest week in history for total U.S. intermodal volume, topping the previous record set last week, reaching 272,553 units, up 7.8% compared with the same week last year.
June 23, 2014
The Association of American Railroads reported increased U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 14, with 295,132 total carloads, up 2.2% compared with the same week last year. This was the highest week in history for total U.S. intermodal volume, reaching 270,243 units.
June 17, 2014
Union Pacific has increased the frequency of two intermodal services: Portland-Chicago and Northern California-Chicago. Both are part of Union Pacific's top-tier "premium" intermodal service, with four-day delivery in the morning.
May 29, 2014
The 2,200 acre site in Santa Teresa, N.M., which officially opened to truck traffic in April, is along the company’s critical Sunset Route, the rail line running 760 miles from El Paso, Texas, to Los Angeles.
May 20, 2014
BNSF Railway and the Mexican railroad Ferromex have announced new intermodal service between Chicago and Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico. Trains carrying intermodal containers will interchange at El Paso, Texas to and from FXE, Mexico’s largest railroad, which will operate the trains between the border crossing and Silao five days a week.
May 12, 2014
A new competitor to refrigerated trucking officially launched Monday with the start of TransCold Express, a hub-to-hub refrigerated boxcar service, running in both directions between Wilmington, Ill., and Selma, Calif.
March 4, 2014
While some trucking companies have added short-haul rail intermodal dray services to their mix of options, some shippers are looking to cut down the amount they spend on drayage by building distribution centers right alongside rail facilities.
February 4, 2014
One logistics provider, with the help of a railroad, is gearing up to take what may arguably their best shot at trucking’s dominance when it comes to hauling refrigerated freight.
January 24, 2014
Piggyback and container trains were running on an O-gauge model railroad, and little big rigs were backed into loading docks, just like in the real world.
December 10, 2013
American industries shipped almost 11.7 billion tons of goods valued at more than $13.6 trillion in 2012, according to preliminary numbers from a survey from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and trucks carried most of it.
September 24, 2013
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration are set to publish a joint final rule Wednesday in the Federal Register regarding the transportation of hazardous materials as part of an effort to reduce crashes at railroad crossings.
July 10, 2013
Railroads have gotten a break in Alabama when it comes to competing with trucking, thanks to a court ruling regarding diesel fuel tax purchases.
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