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Avanti Gets a Six-Month West Coast Contract Despite UK Rail Chaos

Bloomberg | October 07, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

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Mississippi River Drought Forces Goods to Pricier Rail, Trucks

Bloomberg | October 06, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking | Rail

Shippers are scrambling for other ways to move goods after near-historic low water levels on the Mississippi River have forced barge companies to stop taking orders for immediate delivery of everything from metals to agricultural products to fertilizers.

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Volvo will supply 20 heavy-duty electric trucks to Amazon

AJOT | October 06, 2022 | Energy | Alternative | Intermodal | Trucking

Volvo Trucks will deliver fully electric heavy-duty trucks to Amazon in Germany by year end. The 20 Volvo FH Electric are expected to drive more than one million road kilometres annually, fueled with electricity instead of diesel.

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Performance Team deploys first deliveries of Volvo VNR electric trucks in Southern California

AJOT | October 06, 2022 | Energy | Alternative | Intermodal | Trucking

• Electric truck fleet expansion targets customers looking to accelerate decarbonization efforts in their supply chains. • Volvo Trucks is lead partner for Performance Team’s Electric Vehicle (EV) fleet with first deliveries in operation since Q3 2022. • California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations require diesel trucks to transition to zero emissions by 2030.

South African port, rail employees halt work in wage dispute

Bloomberg | October 06, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail | Ports & Terminals

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IMC enters new market and expands current location

AJOT | October 05, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking | Rail

IMC Companies, the largest marine drayage company in the United States, recently announced the expansion of Ohio Intermodal Services (OIS), an IMC company, into Louisville, KY. The new location is part of a strategic growth plan to expand drayage expertise and services in the Ohio Valley to a region that is currently underserved by transportation carriers hauling and storing containers from rail yards in Louisville.

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Much-needed Canada grain piles up amid rail bottleneck

Bloomberg | October 05, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail | International Trade | Commodity

The world sorely needs more grains and Canada has a bin-busting harvest this year -- but shippers fear there aren’t enough rail cars to transport it all.

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AECOM hires Major General Trogdon as North Carolina transportation lead

AJOT | October 05, 2022 | People | Appointments | Intermodal | Trucking | Ports & Terminals

AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, announced today the appointment of retired Major General James Trogdon, P.E., as its North Carolina Transportation Lead. In this role, Trogdon will develop strategic relationships with key stakeholders and oversee the delivery of a broad range of transportation infrastructure projects spanning numerous market sectors across the state of North Carolina.

Rail traffic for September and the week ending October 1, 2022

AJOT | October 05, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

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Autonomous trucking startup Gatik is ditching the driver in Canada

Bloomberg | October 05, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking

Gatik will let the robots take control on a 7-mile delivery route it runs for grocery giant Loblaw, Canada’s largest retailer.

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Much-needed grain piles up in Canada due to overwhelmed railways

Bloomberg | October 04, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

The world sorely needs more grains, and Canada has a bin-busting harvest this year. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough rail cars to transport it all.

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Waymo driverless trucks haul beer to Houston from Dallas

Bloomberg | October 04, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking

Waymo, Alphabet Inc.’s driverless-vehicle unit, said it has carted in excess of 1 million pounds of Modelo and Corona beer over 220 miles a day to Houston from Dallas under a pilot program for Constellation Brands Inc.

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Agility Ventures invests in EV-charging specialist loop global

AJOT | October 04, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking

Investment will help fund company’s international expansion

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Logistics Plus renews its U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport® partnership for 12th year

AJOT | October 04, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking

Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce that, for a twelfth straight year, it has submitted and received approval for its current data submission to the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the industry.

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Union Pacific calls for accuracy and collaboration in response to Houston Dioxin study

AJOT | October 04, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

In recent months, Union Pacific has been working with the city of Houston, Harris County, and the Bayou City Initiative to reach agreement on a publicly supported remediation plan for the former Southern Pacific Houston Wood Preserving Works (HWPW) site. Union Pacific welcomed input from the city, county, and Bayou City Initiative as it will add to the already robust and aggressive remediation plan we proposed that is pending approval with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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