September 17, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, Intermodal, Fleets, Quality Distribution, Quality Carriers
September 15, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Port of Long Beach, Intermodal, Shipping Ports, Port of Los Angeles
September 9, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Due to litigation and upcoming settlements, one trucking operation is abandoning its owner-operator business model in California.
Tags: Drivers, California, Intermodal, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Hub Group
September 5, 2014 - Industry News
Intermodal rail traffic levels remained strong in August, hitting new highs or coming close to it, according to the Association of American Railroads.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Association of American Railroads
September 4, 2014 - Industry News
ASF Intermodal announced that it has exceeded 300 trucks on the road which it is calling a significant milestone in the intermodal drayage industry.
Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, ASF Intermodal
September 2, 2014 - Industry News
PierPass announced that its OffPeak program reached a major milestone, diverting its 30 millionth truck trip at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Intermodal, California, Congestion
August 29, 2014 - Industry News
The Maryland Department of Transportation has terminated its agreement with railroad operator CSX to locate a new Baltimore Rail Intermodal Facility in the western part of the city and has pulled all state funding from the project.
Tags: Maryland, Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of Baltimore, CSX
August 27, 2014 - Industry News
Talks between representatives for longshoreman at West Coast ports and shipping companies have resulted in an agreement on at least one topic as they continue to try and hammer out a new labor contract.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
August 26, 2014 - Industry News
The Alabama State Port Authority finalized its purchase this week of two industrial properties including a 35-acre tract fronting the seaport’s channel and a 63-acre industrial tract within one mile of the harbor for expansion.
Tags: Alabama, Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking
August 21, 2014 - Industry News
Linehaul rates for truckload shipping continue to rise, according to the latest Cass Linehaul Rate Index. On average, North American shippers paid 7.2% more in July of this year than last in their truckload linehaul rates.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
August 20, 2014 - Industry News
Ground has been broken on a new $7 million multi-modal transportation project that will service the future Port of East St. Louis.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking
August 14, 2014 - Industry News
The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 twenty-foot equivalent container units at Savannah’s Garden City Terminal, a 19.2% increase over the previous year.
Tags: Georgia, Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of Savannah
August 8, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Cold Train, BNSF
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
International containers increased 9.6%, trailers improved by 4.3%, and domestic containers grew 7.6% quarter-over-quarter, all indications that the intermodal industry is recovering from a harsh winter and a contracted economy.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Freight
July 28, 2014 - Industry News
Freight transportation provider Schneider plans to double the size of its bulk intermodal trailer service to around 1,000 units throughout all of North American, including with new service into Canada and Mexico.
Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, Schneider, Schneider National
July 22, 2014 - Industry News
The SC Ports Authority reported a strong finish for the 2014 fiscal year on Monday with 8% container growth, an increase of 2% over projected plans.
Tags: Intermodal, South Carolina, Ports, Port Trucking
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
The planned 190-acre facility will be the first new multi-purpose marine terminal to be constructed on the Delaware River in over 30 years.
Tags: New Jersey, Intermodal, Fleets, Logistics
July 9, 2014 - Industry News
A new trade route has been settled on linking the Pacific Ocean with the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean, which could be a boon that changes the face of container shipping, or be a boondoggle.
Tags: Surface Trade, Panama Canal, Global, Intermodal
July 7, 2014 - Industry News
After hitting record high levels for two straight weeks, intermodal rail traffic set another new record during June.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal
June 27, 2014 - Industry News
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.
As negotiations continue for a new contract agreement covering 13,600 dockworkers at 30 ports stretching from San Diego, Calif., to Bellingham, Wash., a new shows the U.S. economy could lose as much as $2.5 billion a day if a prolonged West Coast port shutdown occurs.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Research, Economy, Intermodal
June 23, 2014 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
Christenson Transportation, Progressive Transportation's agent carrier, has expanded its arrangement with the Florida East Coast Railway to provide more reliable shipping between the Northeast and Florida, according to the company.
Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, Christenson Transportation
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.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Union Pacific
May 29, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Railroads, New Mexico, Intermodal
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