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 3, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, NTSB, Nevada, Railroads, Safety & Compliance, Litigation
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 1, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Safety, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Research, Safety & Compliance, Trailers, Longer Combination Vehicles, Railroads, UMTRI
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.
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
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
May 20, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Intermodal, BNSF
May 12, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Trailers, Refrigerated Truck, Railroads, Intermodal, Reefers
February 4, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Intermodal, Reefers, Railroads, Trailers
December 10, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Trucks, Railroads, Freight
September 24, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, PHMSA, Railroads, Hazmat
July 10, 2013 - Industry News
Railroads have gotten a break in Alabama when it comes to competing with trucking, thanks to a court ruling regarding diesel fuel tax purchases.
Tags: Railroads, Diesel Tax, Alabama, Taxes
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