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Trac Intermodal Adds 16,000 Chassis in 2018

As part of a push for fleet modernization, Trac Intermodal has added 16,000 chassis equipped with the latest equipment to serve key markets.

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Bulk Intermodal a Hit for Schneider

The intermodal container business has allowed many companies to shift longer-haul freight to rails in the face of tight capacity and a driver shortage. But in recent years, Schneider and a handful of other companies have turned that same concept to the liquid bulk business.

CIMC Hire to Focus on Expanding North American Intermodal Chassis Market

CIMC Intermodal Equipment has hired Doug Dorn as its director of business development. He is tasked with supporting and developing the company's expanding North American intermodal chassis business.

BYD Delivers Battery-Electric Truck to California Port

BYD (Build Your Dreams) has delivered a battery-electric 8TT truck to the Port of Oakland. The Class 8 truck was grant-funded by CARB and will be part of a three-year feasibility study to determine whether zero-emission trucks could replace diesel trucks in port operations.

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Hover Near Record Highs

The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index continued the acceleration that began in 2017 by posting a record 8.2% year-over-year increase, with the measure hitting a reading of 134.8.

1st Quarter Intermodal Volume Best in Nearly 4 Years

Total intermodal freight volumes climbed 7.2% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2018, the strongest gain since the second quarter of 2014, according to new figures released by the Intermodal Association of North America.

Overall Freight, Spending Post Double-Digit Gains in March; Truckload, Intermodal Rates Jump

Newly released figures on the health of the North American freight marketplace as well as on U.S. truckload linehaul and intermodal rates show all are at or near record highs.

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Remain High Despite Slip

Freight rates for truckload linehaul and intermodal movements continued showing great strength in February, according to figures released Wednesday from one freight payment processor.

Schneider Completes Shift to Company-Owned Intermodal Chassis Network

Trucking giant Schneider has completed its conversion to a company-owned and managed chassis fleet after buying 15,000 intermodal container chassis over the past four years.

A Dangerous Close-up of a Piggyback Trailer

Train hopping is dangerous – always dangerous – veterans of the pastime say. In his Trailer Talk blog, Tom Berg, from the safety of watching via YouTube, shares one train hopper's experience as he gets up close and personal to a piggyback trailer.