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AFC Transport announces Dave Ables as new President

AJOT | May 12, 2022 | Intermodal | Road

MARS summer meeting to highlight ‘mutual success’

AJOT | May 12, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

UK retailers sue truckmakers over alleged price fixing

Bloomberg | May 12, 2022 | Intermodal | Road

Soaring fuel costs cast shadow for the US economy this summer
Soaring fuel costs cast shadow for the US economy this summer

Bloomberg | May 12, 2022 | Air Cargo | Airlines | Intermodal | Road

From neighborhood gas stations to America’s interstate highway system to the friendly skies, soaring fuel costs amid dwindling supplies look set to further squeeze consumers and businesses alike this summer.

Rail traffic for the week ending May 7, 2022

AJOT | May 11, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

March 2022 freight transportation services index (TSI)
March 2022 freight transportation services index (TSI)

AJOT | May 11, 2022 | Intermodal

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.7% in March from February, rising for the seventh consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS). From March 2021 to March 2022 the index rose 3.8 percent compared to a rise of 0.5 percent from March 2020 to March 2021 and a decline of 2.2 percent from March 2019 to March 2020 (Tables 1, 2, and 2A).

Alstom is still haunted by troubled Bombardier acquisition

Bloomberg | May 11, 2022 | Air Cargo | Airlines | Intermodal | Rail

DB Schenker opens new sustainable terminal in Finland for the Tampere region
DB Schenker opens new sustainable terminal in Finland for the Tampere region

AJOT | May 10, 2022 | Intermodal | Road

• Fully electric deliveries in Tampere’s city center • Versatile environmental solutions • Direct connections to other parts of Europe

Europe plans to boost Ukraine’s food exports using land routes
Europe plans to boost Ukraine’s food exports using land routes

Bloomberg | May 10, 2022 | Intermodal | Road | International Trade | Commodity

The European Union is finalizing a plan to facilitate land exports of Ukraine’s stocks of food products with the Russian invasion blocking access to the country’s vital Black Sea ports.

 TNW Corporation CEO testifies on behalf of Texas Short Line Railroads
TNW Corporation CEO testifies on behalf of Texas Short Line Railroads

AJOT | May 09, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

On April 26, Paul Treangen, CEO of TNW Corporation (TNW) and President of the Texas Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (TSLRRA), testified before the Texas House of Representatives’ Transportation Committee, representing the forty-one short line railroads in the state. The Texas Transportation Committee is currently conducting a study to assess current and future transportation needs and consider improvements to ensure Texas is adequately planning for the state’s population growth forecasts.

Fontaine Modification offers refrigerated trailer electrification through new strategic alliance with eTRU Innovator eNow
Fontaine Modification offers refrigerated trailer electrification through new strategic alliance with eTRU Innovator eNow

AJOT | May 09, 2022 | Intermodal | Road

Fontaine to integrate eNow Rayfrigeration technology into any OEM reefer trailer

FourKites data: Over the road shipments in continue to trend down
FourKites data: Over the road shipments in continue to trend down

AJOT | May 09, 2022 | Intermodal | Road

FourKites found that on over-the-road (OTR) shipment volume in the U.S.:

Plus launches national upfit program delivering Class 8 semi-autonomous Trucks within a day
Plus launches national upfit program delivering Class 8 semi-autonomous Trucks within a day

AJOT | May 09, 2022 | Intermodal | Road

Plus, a global provider of self-driving truck technology, announced today that it has selected Velociti, a global leader in fleet technology solutions, as the deployment and maintenance partner for the national Plus Build program. 

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