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August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Big Box Segment Drives Container Volume Growth

Second Quarter 2013 Intermodal Volume Comparisons

Domestic intermodal container volume continued its steady performance in the second quarter of 2013 with 9% year-over-year gains, largely attributable to a strong big box segment, with total intermodal traffic rising by 2.4% for the quarter.

Tags: Intermodal, IANA, Freight

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Delays Reportedly Easing at Ports of New York and New Jersey

Delays at the Port of New York and New Jersey that started in June are showing no signs of easing, causing cargo to back up at one of the East Coast’s biggest ports.

Tags: Drivers, Ports, Intermodal, New York, New Jersey

July 25, 2013 - Industry News

Obama, Congress Talk Infrastructure Funding

President Barack Obama talks with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx aboard Air Force One during the flight to Jacksonville, Fla., where the president called for more infrastructure investment to create jobs and support the middle class. (White House photo)

As Congress squares for the fight over 2014 transportation spending and long-term transportation policy, President Obama called for more infrastructure investment to create jobs and support the middle class.

Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Congress, Intermodal, White House, Panama Canal, Transporation spending

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

New York and Jersey Port Truckers Vote to Join Teamsters

Truck drivers employed by Australia-based Toll Group at the company’s New Jersey division voted by a margin of nearly 70% to form a union and affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 469, according to a news release.

Tags: Drivers, Intermodal, Ports, Teamsters

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Second Quarter Revenue and Profit Improves

J.B. Hunt's intermodal segment saw loads grow by 12%.

J.B. Hunt Transport announced second quarter financials, showing better performance from the same time a year ago, driven by growth in its intermodal, dedicated and logistics operations.

Tags: J.B. Hunt, Fleet Financials, Fleets, Intermodal

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

Georgia Inks New Inland Intermodal Port Agreement

The inland port could reduce the number of trucks bringing intermodal containers into the Savannah port.

A new inland port agreement was signed last week by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority and Cordele Intermodal Services to create and expand international markets for regional business.

Tags: Georgia, Intermodal, Ports

July 11, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Project at Port of Seattle to Demonstrate Diesel-to-Natural Gas Engine Conversion

Omnitek Engineering has been selected by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency for a pilot project to demonstrate its diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion technology for drayage trucks serving the Port of Seattle, Wash., in support of the Port's Clean Truck Program.

Tags: Natural Gas, Navistar, Natural Gas Vehicles, Intermodal, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Omnitek, Port of Seattle

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

TransPower Gets Go-Ahead for Electric Drayage Truck Demo

TransPower has received the final piece of funding it needs to go ahead with a demonstration of advanced electric Class 8 drayage trucks at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Tags: Navistar, Port of Los Angeles, California, EVs, Intermodal, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Total Transportation Services Inc.

June 13, 2013 - Industry News

Supreme Court Partially Upholds ATA in L.A. Port Case

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Port of Los Angeles may not impose the placarding and parking requires of its concession plan on trucking companies. This in effect upholds part of the position American Trucking Associations took in pushing for the high court’s review of the port’s concession agreement.

Tags: American Trucking Associations, Port of Los Angeles, Port Trucking, Ports, Intermodal, Owner-Operators, Supreme Court, Litigation

June 12, 2013 - Industry News

Port of L.A. to Spend $400 Million on Capital Improvements

The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has adopted a 2013-14 fiscal year (FY) budget of approximately $1.1 billion for the Port of Los Angeles, including one of the largest annual Capital Improvement Programs - $399.9 million or 37% of the total budget - in the port's history.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Intermodal, Terex Construction

June 4, 2013 - Industry News

Moving Import Southern California Freight to Arizona now Possible Without Trucks

Intermodal freight from overseas destined for the U.S. has a new way to make it farther inland without having to rely as much on trucks, through an inland port in Arizona.

Tags: Arizona, Ports, Intermodal

May 31, 2013 - Industry News

New Jersey Passes Misclassification Bill; Gov. Christie Could Veto

New Jersey port truckers would be considered employees under legislation passed Thursday.

Opponents of an "employee misclassification bill" passed Thursday by the New Jersey state Senate say they will continue to work to make sure the measure does not actually become law. The legislation creates a presumption that a work arrangement in the drayage trucking or parcel delivery trucking industries is an employer-employee relationship.

Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators, Teamsters

May 15, 2013 - Industry News

Truckers File Lawsuit Over Independent Contractor Status

Two truck drivers working out of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have filed a lawsuit against the trucking company Harbor Express alleging they should be treated as employees, not owner-operators.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Port Trucking, Owner-Operators, Ports, Intermodal

May 9, 2013 - Industry News

GAO Slams Homeland Security Department Over TWIC Card Readers

An official manually checks a driver's TWIC credentials at the Port of Tacoma.

A new Government Accountability Office report to Congress has some far from kind words about the Transportation Security Administration and biometric readers used in the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program, overseen by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and coordinated along with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Tags: Department of Homeland Security, GAO, Transportation Security Administration, TWIC, Security, Ports, Intermodal

May 8, 2013 - Industry News

Cold Train Expands Express Intermodal Service

Cold Train is expanding its express refrigerated intermodal service from Portland, Ore., to complement its existing expedited service out of Quincy, Wash.

Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Intermodal, Cold Train

May 3, 2013 - Industry News

Double-Digit Domestic Container Growth Pushes Intermodal Higher

The 10.2% year-over-year gain in domestic container volume in the first quarter of 2013 represents the sixth consecutive quarter of 10%-plus increases, and the second highest volume in domestic container history.

Tags: Intermodal, IANA

April 23, 2013 - Industry News

Schneider Offering New Bulk Intermodal Container Service

Schneider worked with partners to develop a 40-foot bulk intermodal container capable of hauling 5,800 gallons.

Schneider National Bulk Carriers recently launched a bulk intermodal transportation service using a new 40-foot tank container that can be used on the rail and over the road to haul liquid bulk chemicals across the United States.

Tags: Trailers, Intermodal, Fleets, Schneider National, Bulk

April 23, 2013 - Industry News

ASF Intermodal Opens Norfolk Location

ASF Intermodal announced the opening of the company’s newest intermodal drayage facility and first location in Virginia. ASF Intermodal’s new Norfolk terminal is located at 828 Seaboard Ave in Chesapeake, Va., and will provide drayage service in and out of the port and rail facilities in the Norfolk area.

Tags: Intermodal, ASF Intermodal

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Carriers Give Approval to Gulf Coast and East Cost Port Worker Contract

Worries in trucking about the possibility of a Gulf Coast and East Cost strike by longshoremen can finally be put away for several years.

Tags: Intermodal, Ports

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

Justices Pose Close Questions in LA Port Case

The long and tumultuous matter of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program came to a head in the Supreme Court Tuesday, with Justices conducting a spirited discussion with opposing attorneys.

Tags: Clean Truck Program, Supreme Court, ATA, Ports, Intermodal, Drivers, Owner-Operators

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

Supreme Court to Hear LA Port Case Today

The Supreme Court today will hear arguments in American Trucking Associations’ case against aspects of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Trucks Program. The oral argument will be the culminating moment in a case that has been working its way through the courts for more than four years.

Tags: ATA, Clean Truck Program, California, Ports, Intermodal, Drivers

April 12, 2013 - Industry News

JB Hunt Reports Increased First Quarter Financials

J.B. Hunt's intermodal first quarter revenue was $796 million, up 15%, while operating income increased 22% to $ 96.8 million.

The first quarter earnings reporting season has kicked off in trucking on a high note with J. B. Hunt Transport Services, which announced net earnings of $73.3 million compared to $67.7 million the same time a year ago.

Tags: J.B. Hunt, Earnings, Fleet Financials, Fleets, Intermodal

April 10, 2013 - Industry News

ATA: Trucking is Prepared for Panama Canal Expansion, but Challenges Exist

Container ship going through the Panama Canal. In a couple of years, larger ships will be able to go through the canal, which could change port dynamics in the U.S.

Trucking is prepared for the projected increases in freight to come from the expansion of the Panama Canal, but the country still faces challenges related to congestion and the condition of our infrastructure, an American Trucking Associations representative said on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

Tags: ATA, Intermodal, Ports, Panama Canal

April 10, 2013 - Industry News

East Coast and Gulf Coast Port Workers Approve New Contract

Fears in trucking about the possibility of a strike by longshoremen at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports can be laid to rest with the approval of a new labor contract by dockworkers.

Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators

March 4, 2013 - Industry News

California Court Rules Long Beach Drivers Employees, Not Contractors

A California Superior Court ruled last week that Port of Long Beach truck drivers working for Seacon Logix Inc. were employees and not independent contractors.

Tags: Drivers, California, Port of Long Beach, Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators

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