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2011-05-16 13:16:00

More than 27 percent of state's jobs tied to freight transportation CHICAGO, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The General Assembly has approved legislation requiring the state to make an assessment of the freight transportation system in Illinois and issue a plan with recommendations to improve the flow of freight by roads, rail, air and water. The Freight Mobility Plan Act (House Bill 1761), which was proposed by Metropolis Strategies, received overwhelming approval of both...

2011-04-16 00:38:55

Around 20 percent of trucks on German roads are traveling empty, at a huge cost to the transportation companies concerned. Also from an ecological and traffic-management standpoint, it would be better if such journeys could be avoided. A new auction platform aims to improve truck space utilization. Many transportation companies in Germany have a serious problem: their trucks are only carrying part loads or returning to base empty. In the German road freight sector, the number of kilometers...

2011-04-05 16:30:00

OMAHA, Neb., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad announced today that New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed into law a bill passed by the New Mexico Legislature granting Union Pacific a locomotive fuel tax deduction. This legislation paves the way for Union Pacific to begin construction of an all new rail facility near Santa Teresa, New Mexico in June 2011. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110304/LA59497LOGO) Construction of the new facility will...

2011-04-04 07:53:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. and QUINCY, Wash., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pacific Northwest-Chicagoland Express Cold Train Intermodal Service (http://www.rrlx.com/www.icoldtrain.com/iColdTrain/Home.html) is celebrating a successful one-year anniversary. The Cold Train Intermodal service was launched in April of 2010 (http://refrigeratedtrans.com/carriers-shippers/cold_train_intermodal_service_begins_0408/) in partnership with the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal...

2011-03-03 12:35:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With escalating gas prices, stricter government highway safety regulations and increased demands to protect the environment, manufacturers are aggressively seeking the most efficient means for transporting products to market. Intermodal freight transportation is becoming pivotal to the transportation industry as it offers streamlined costs and important efficiencies to benefit businesses and the general public. Intermodal transportation is...

2011-01-18 08:00:00

LUXEMBOURG and NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodrugestvo Group (www.sodrugestvo.com) has acquired Russia-based railcar operator Balt-Trans, the second largest operator of grain hoppers in the country. Founded in 2009 by a group of private investors, Balt-Trans contributes 1,875 grain hoppers and 102 boxcars to the Group's logistics operations, already consisting of Trans-Agro, a railcar owner, operator and freight forwarder. Combined, the company now owns a total of 2,225 grain...

2010-12-29 08:55:00

ANTWERP, The Netherlands, December 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- By the end of this year the port of Antwerp is expected to have handled 178 million tonnes of freight, up 13% from the recession year of 2009. The increase is mainly due to container freight, which has once more passed the 100 million-tonne mark and indeed set a new record! Liquid bulk also performed very well in 2010, setting an all-time record just like containers. The other side of the coin is conventional/breakbulk, which...

2010-08-25 05:00:00

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) announced today that it has received orders for over 1,000 new double-stack intermodal platforms, along with orders for over 700 new covered hopper cars. In addition, Greenbrier will re-engineer and modify approximately 1,100 existing double-stack platforms to 53' from smaller dimensions. The aggregate value of the new railcar orders and refurbishment work is approximately $130 million. The...

2010-08-18 14:30:00

VAN BUREN, Ark., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- USA Truck, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAK) announced today that it has entered into a long-term agreement with BNSF Railway to move private 53' domestic intermodal containers. USA Truck, which moved its first rail intermodal load in December 2007, experienced year-over-year intermodal revenue growth of 69% in 2009 and 50% during the first half of 2010. The majority of that revenue was derived from trailer-on-flat-car service. The addition of private...

2010-08-05 10:27:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of more than 160 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal weight limits on interstate highways, today applauded Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) for introducing the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act, S. 3705, in the U.S. Senate. To read the joint statement from Sens. Crapo, Collins and Kohl, visit...


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