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December 16, 2009 - Industry News

Schneider National Completes Container Conversion

Schneider National has converted its mixed trailer/container fleet to an all-container fleet, after working on the conversion for three years

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December 11, 2009 - Industry News

IANA's Intermodal Equipment Registry Goes Live

The Intermodal Association of North America has launched its Global Intermodal Equipment Registry, a virtual technology alternative to the intermodal equipment marking options that were mandated in the final roadability regulations issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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December 3, 2009 - Industry News

GAO: Customs and Border Protection Needs a Plan For Container Scanning

The Customs and Border Protection has not achieved sustained scanning rates above five percent at comparatively larger ports.

According to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not been making progress under the 9/11 Commission Act, which requires 100 percent of U.S.-bound cargo containers to be scanned by 2012

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December 1, 2009 - Industry News

Prop 1B Grant Applicants Get Extension on Port of LA Truck Ban

Truck drivers waiting on Prop 1B funding will be allowed to service the Port of Los Angeles until April 30, or until the new truck is delivered.

The Port of Los Angeles Harbor Commission will now allow drivers to continue to operate their old trucks beyond the Jan. 1 ban date for those who are waiting for their Prop 1B grants to be delivered

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November 25, 2009 - Industry News

Retail Container Volumes to See Uptick in 2010

Retail container cargo is expected to total 973,872 TEU in February, a 16 percent rise over February 2009.

Retail container ports are on track to experience the first year-over-year increase in import cargo volume in more than two years in early 201

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November 24, 2009 - Industry News

Double Stack Trains Provide More Fuel Savings Than Truck

Since 1990, rail fuel efficiency has improved by about 20 percent, or 1.1 percent per year. Photo courtesy of Norfolk Southern

Double stack freight rail transportation is up to five times more fuel efficient than truck transportation, according to a new report by the Federal Railroad Administration

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November 17, 2009 - Industry News

Fast Lane Transportation Opens New Intermodal Facility

Fast Lane Transportation, a provider of intermodal transportation and equipment services throughout California, has acquired an 80-acre intermodal crossdock and equipment depot to serve rail logistics providers, trucking companies and equipment leasing companies

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November 16, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA to Amend Roadability Final Rule Creating "Fifth Marking Option"

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has responded to a petition for reconsideration of the final "roadability" rule for intermodal container chassis and will amend the regulations to allow a fifth intermodal equipment marking option

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November 15, 2009 - Industry News

Port Truckers Protest Fees

Hundreds of trucks convoyed from the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports Friday to Los Angeles City Hall to protest parts of the ports' Clean Truck Program, snarling traffic on the 710 Freeway and in downtown LA

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November 12, 2009 - Industry News

Intermodal Volumes See Slight Improvement From 2Q

While intermodal volume was off 16.4 percent, domestic containers saw a 1.3 percent uptick in the third quarter.

While total intermodal volume was down 16.4 percent in the third quarter, it was an improvement over the second quarter's loss of 18.7 percen

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November 6, 2009 - Industry News

JBHT Signs Intermodal Deal With Norfolk Southern

Under a new multi-year deal, Norfolk Southern will provide intermodal service to J.B. Hunt Transport Services, an initiative that will convert some of its truck traffic to intermodal

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October 23, 2009 - Industry News

Port of Long Beach Official Sticks Up For ATA Settlement

The executive director of the Port of Long Beach, Richard Steinke, is fighting back against the Natural Resources Defense Council's criticism of the port's move to settle with the American Trucking Association

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October 19, 2009 - Industry News

ATA and Port of Long Beach Reach Settlement

The American Trucking Associations and the Port of Long Beach announced a settlement that will end the ATA's legal challenge of the port's Clean Trucks Program. The association will continue to pursue legal action against the Port of Los Angeles

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October 19, 2009 - Industry News

DOT Approves $341 Million Loan For Port of Miami Tunnel

The Port of Miami says port trucks clog downtown streets. Photo courtesy of Port of Miami Tunnel Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved a $341 million loan to build a tunnel at the Port of Miami in order to provide cargo trucks and tourist buses better access to the por

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October 13, 2009 - Industry News

Port of Oakland Passes Ban on Older Trucks

The Port of Oakland in California has passed a strict ban on older trucks that goes into effect Jan. 1, 201

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October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Anniversary of Ports' Clean Truck Program Highlights Debate Over Methods

On the first anniversary of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Clean Truck Programs Thursday, several environmental and political groups took the opportunity to not only celebrate the programs' success, but to also point fingers at the American Trucking Associations, claiming the group is preventing further progress. "On a day we should be celebrating, we condemn the legal attacks by the American Trucking Associatio

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September 25, 2009 - Industry News

CSX Expands International Services

CSX Intermodal has expanded its international services by now running between Buffalo, N.Y., and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Philadelphi

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September 24, 2009 - Industry News

CN Retools Online Emissions Calculator

CN, the Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries, has retooled its online greenhouse gas-emissions calculator to measure total carbon emissions for shipments across different modes of transportation, including vessel, rail and truck

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September 24, 2009 - Industry News

CRT Expands Clean Truck Initiative Through Retail Partnership

The Retail Industry Leaders Association is teaming up with the Coalition for Responsible Transportation to ramp up efforts to reduce diesel emissions in and around the country's ports

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September 18, 2009 - Industry News

Intermodal Institute Head: Country Needs New Intermodal System

The U.S. should build a new, intermodal transportation system that incorporates both freight and passenger rail to meet future transportation needs, according to Gil Carmichael, founding chairman of the board of directors of the Intermodal Transportation Institut

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September 3, 2009 - Industry News

Drayage Truck Registration Deadline Sept. 30

Owners of drayage trucks operating in California must register their trucks in the State of California Drayage Truck Registry by Sept. 30

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August 24, 2009 - Industry News

BNSF Railway Enhances Intermodal Services

BNSF Railway has expanded its services this year with 23 new intermodal services and faster transit times on 45 different lane

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August 19, 2009 - Industry News

Trucks Lag Behind Intermodal in 2Q

Domestic intermodal transport outperformed trucks during the second quarter of 200

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August 14, 2009 - Industry News

Ohio Finalizes Plans for New Intermodal Terminal

A new intermodal terminal is set to open in North Baltimore, Ohio, in 2011; the venture was finalized Frida

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August 12, 2009 - Industry News

Intermodal Volumes Down 18.7 in 2Q

Intermodal volumes were down in all areas during the second quarter, with the exception of domestic containers, which saw a slight improvement of 0.9 percen

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