Intermodal volumes on the rise
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Intermodal volumes and related rates are on the rise this year, buoyed by a strong U.S. economy, but a shortage of rail capacity is also pushing more of the freight onto trucks, FTR Transportation Intelligence reports. “We’re still expecting healthy growth in rates, even in the back half of the year,” said senior transportation analyst Todd Tanausky, during a webinar on the topic.
The Top 100: Ranking Canada’s largest for-hire fleets
TORONTO, Ont. – The Today’s Trucking Top 100 has become the definitive ranking of for-hire fleet sizes in Canada, offering insights into those who are adding or retracting available capacity. And the 2018 edition has been released. Rankings are based on a sum of supplied truck, tractor, and trailer counts (shown at the bottom of each listing)
BREAKING NEWS: CN workers go back on strike; Contract rejected
TORONTO - Just as rail capacity was ramping back up to normal, a majority of CN conductors and switchyard employees voted to hit the bricks for the second time in as many months - overwhelmingly rejecting a tentative agreement struck between their union and the railway a few weeks ago.
CN looks for timely decision in U.S. rail purchase
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- CN hopes the Surface Transportation Board (STB) will approve its proposed acquisition of the principal lines of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E) to allow the transaction to close by the parties' nearing deadline.