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Intermodal News

News from the intermodal freight transportation industry.


Impact of EMEA flooding on supply chain
Impact of EMEA flooding on supply chain

AJOT | July 22, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

This morning, some new data out from FourKites which highlights the impact the flooding in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands had on the larger supply chain.

TruckLabs expands value proposition with launch of truck driver engagement, measurement & retention software TripDynamics
TruckLabs expands value proposition with launch of truck driver engagement, measurement & retention software TripDynamics

AJOT | July 22, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

TruckLabs, a technology company helping transform the trucking industry, today announced TripDynamics, an innovative, gamified software platform for driver engagement, real-time feedback, and miles-per-gallon performance measurement. For a fleet, benefits include fuel savings, profitability, and fleet sustainability gains. Drivers benefit through increased performance, satisfaction, and the ability to stay with a job they enjoy.

As TCA breaks carrier membership records, the Association announces a comprehensive initiative promoting trucking’s image
As TCA breaks carrier membership records, the Association announces a comprehensive initiative promoting trucking’s image

AJOT | July 22, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

The Truckload Carriers Association is partnering with LaunchIt Public Relations to showcase the trucking industry and the strength and pride of the people in it

BTS: North American Transborder Freight up 94% in May 2021 from May 2020
BTS: North American Transborder Freight up 94% in May 2021 from May 2020

AJOT | July 21, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road | By The Numbers

Total Transborder freight: $108.6 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, up 93.8% compared to May 2020 but remained 1.0% below May 2019. May 2021 Transborder freight was down 1.1% compared to $109.8 billion in May 2019.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.5% in June
ATA Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.5% in June

AJOT | July 21, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road | By The Numbers

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.5% in June after falling 1% in May. In June, the index equaled 111.6 (2015=100) compared with 113.3 in May.

Rail boosters try to hitch ride on budget, infrastructure plans

Bloomberg | July 21, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

Soaring commodities give CN a boost as it awaits Kansas City takeover ruling
Soaring commodities give CN a boost as it awaits Kansas City takeover ruling

Bloomberg | July 20, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co. is cashing in on a commodities boom that’s fueling demand for exports from Canada.

The world’s road fuel demand to peak years earlier than expected

Bloomberg | July 20, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines promotes Brandon Graham to Service Center Manager in South Charlotte
Southeastern Freight Lines promotes Brandon Graham to Service Center Manager in South Charlotte

AJOT | July 20, 2021 | People | Appointments | Intermodal News | Road

Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced Brandon Graham has been promoted to service center manager in South Charlotte.

Trucks stuck as Saudi-UAE competition spreads to trade

Bloomberg | July 20, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Boris Johnson’s trucker troubles turn into a business nightmare

Bloomberg | July 20, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

POLB’s Hacegaba says UP rail service suspension from West Coast could be positive
POLB’s Hacegaba says UP rail service suspension from West Coast could be positive

Stas Margaronis | July 19, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

The decision by the Union Pacific (UP) railroad to suspend service from West Coast ports to Chicago for one week could be positive, according to Noel Hacegaba, deputy executive director, Port of Long Beach.

MSC: Rail operators restrict import rail traffic into USA

AJOT | July 19, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

JCL Logistics focuses on sustainable transport
JCL Logistics focuses on sustainable transport

AJOT | July 19, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

The owner-operated logistics service provider JCL Logistics is offering its customers additional options for environmentally friendly transports.

A.P. Moller - Maersk first block train from Southern West Europe to Asia
A.P. Moller - Maersk first block train from Southern West Europe to Asia

AJOT | July 15, 2021 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping | Intermodal News | Rail

This new Maersk´s intermodal service has moved its first 37 x 40 containers in 32 days. The cargo was sent by truck from Cartagena, Spain, to Madrid during May. From there left via block train to Duisburg, Germany, and from there all the way to Hefei, China, using Małaszewicze, Poland as the EU exit point. Final destination is Nansha, capital of Guangdong Province, where the block train will arrive by the end of June.

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