October 3, 2000 - Industry News
The Surface Transportation Board has proposed new rules for major railroad mergers and consolidations that are a major departure from its previous pro-merger stance
September 19, 2000 - Industry News
The National Transportation Exchange is offering 60-day trial memberships to shippers and promises to process applications within one hour at its Web site, www.nte.net. The normal enrollment process occurs offline and generally takes a day or longer
September 15, 2000 - Industry News
Truckers hauling containers into the Port of Savannah, Ga., Garden City Terminal will find clerks and checkers waiting to process them with hand-held computers beginning Oct. 2
September 6, 2000 - Industry News
DuPont Co. has filed suit against Norfolk Southern Corp., seeking damages for rail-service breakdowns following Norfolk's operation of parts of the former Conrail -- breakdowns that resulted in more business for the trucking industry
August 25, 2000 - Industry News
The Canadian National Railway Co./Illinois Central railroad, Chicago, plans to build a super rail and truck terminal in Memphis, Tenn
August 6, 2000 - Industry News
Several improvements to make cargo move faster through the Port of Savannah, Georgia, are in the works
July 27, 2000 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a direct loan and loan guarantee program for railroads that will provide up to $3.5 billion in loans, including $1 billion for projects benefiting shortline and regional railroads.
July 23, 2000 - Industry News
A merger that would have created North America's largest rail network hsa been called off
July 18, 2000 - Industry News
A U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the Surface Transportation Board's 15-month moratorium on the filing of major railroad merger proposals
A railroad company planning to build a large truck yard is battling it out in court with Georgia residents who are strongly against it
July 17, 2000 - Industry News
Canadian National, Montreal, has launched four new domestic intermodal trains, putting the pressure on over-the-road truckers operating between major centers in Central and Atlantic Canada
July 13, 2000 - Industry News
Supporters of a proposed container shipping port that could accept freight from New York and New Jersey say it could help reduce truck traffic on badly congested Interstate 95 in Bridgeport, Conn
The freight world is getting faster all the time. Carriers are being pressured at both shipping and receiving ends to reduce transit times. Trucking is holding its own, but rail carriers are falling behind.
Ed Ellis, an
June 21, 2000 - Industry News
Although far behind, it seems the railroad industry may soon challenge truckers in the science of hauling freight. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article focusing on E. Hunter Harrison and his discovery of an
May 13, 2000 - Industry News
The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co. and Norfolk Southern Railway Co. have agreed to provide non-stop transcontinental intermodal service between the West Coast, Southwest and the Southeast beginning May 21
May 8, 2000 - Industry News
Technology is being used to help truck drivers at one intermodal terminal avoid the long wait times that plague intermodal haulers across the country
May 1, 2000 - Industry News
Railroads are becoming more brazen about accepting public money to fund track expansions. According to The Wall Street Journal, Norfolk Southern Corp. wants the state of Virginia to help it pay the projected $900 million to
April 26, 2000 - Industry News
The D.C. Circuit Court has promised to expedite review of an appeal to stay the railroad merger moratorium imposed by the Surface Transportation Board.
The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad filed the appeal after the STB announced
April 7, 2000 - Industry News
The Surface Transportation Board has denied a request to continue proceedings for the proposed merger of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and the Canadian National railway systems.
April 5, 2000 - Industry News
Reacting to trucker complaints about long waits and slow turnaround times, at least two intermodal terminals in New Jersey are working on improving the flow of trucks in and out of their facilities
March 31, 2000 - Industry News
The Surface Transportation Board has asked for comments on modifications to rules governing mergers of major railroads
March 24, 2000 - Industry News
U.S. Federal Railroad Administrator Jolene Molitoris and Mexico's Transportation Subsecretary Dr. Aaron Dychter Poltolarek have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in improving railroad safety, systems and technology in both countries.
The agreement provides a framework
March 21, 2000 - Industry News
Maher Terminals, a large stevedore at the Port of New York and New Jersey, is extending its gate hours by two hours a day. The new hours will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to
March 17, 2000 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board has told large railroads not to pursue further merger activities until it can come up with new rules governing merger proceedings. STB said it would take about 15 months to adopt new rules.
March 16, 2000 - Industry News
A three-day boycott of a container yard at the Port of Houston’s Barbours Cut Terminal has received widespread support from the 1,000 - 1,500 truckers who serve the port
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