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2010-07-22 16:00:00

CHICAGO, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Transport Solutions, formerly CLS International USA, has added an additional and complementary direction to its business by developing two freight loading and unloading products that save shippers and receivers time and money and improves worker safety. The company continues to offer a full suite of international and domestic freight services, including trailer load (TL), less-than-trailer load (LTL), rail, ocean, trans-loading, cross-border,...

2010-07-13 15:27:00

Monthly Intermodal Volume Highest Since October 2008 WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported that monthly rail carloads for June 2010 were up 10.6 percent compared with last year, but still down 10.2 percent compared with June 2008. According to AAR's July Rail Time Indicators Report, intermodal traffic in June was up 19.2 percent compared with the same month in 2009, representing the largest year-over-year monthly gain...

2010-06-17 11:17:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CSX (NYSE: CSX), a leader in freight transportation services, joined with the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and the National Gateway to celebrate today the arrival of five new ultra-efficient intermodal cranes at the Port of Toledo. The cranes are bound for the new Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal in North Baltimore, Ohio. "These cranes represent a major part of the revolution in environmentally-friendly freight transportation taking...

2010-05-27 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Argus Rail Business, a specialist business publication covering the freight rail industry published by Argus Media, has named the Austin Western Railroad, Capitol Aggregates and Capital Metro Transit Authority as the first-place winners of its prestigious Win-Win award. For the first time, Argus is presenting additional awards to two more strong partnerships. The second-place award will go to PSL North America and CSX while the third-place award will go...

2010-05-06 07:00:00

VAN BUREN, Ark., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- USA Truck, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAK) announced today that the members of the Board of Directors have appointed Mr. James D. ("J.D.") Simpson, III to its Board of Directors. Mr. Simpson is employed by Stephens Inc. as Executive Vice President and Manager of Corporate Finance. He currently serves on the Boards of several community and civic organizations. "We are pleased to have J.D. joining our Board of Directors," said Robert M. Powell,...

2010-03-10 12:03:00

WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported that in February 2010, U.S. freight railroads saw a 1.5 percent decline in carloads compared with the same month last year and a decline of 15.6 percent compared with the same month in 2008. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aar-reports-monthly-carload-declines-slow-in-february-2010-87240382.html According to the...

2010-03-03 14:00:00

VAN BUREN, Ark., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- USA Truck, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAK) announced today that it was presented with W.W. Grainger's prestigious Partners in Performance Award, Carrier of the Year, for 2009 at Grainger's annual supplier conference held last week in Schaumburg, IL. W.W. Grainger, North America's leading distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, presents the award annually to a select group of suppliers for outstanding performance throughout the year....

2010-02-17 15:57:00

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Norfolk Southern's (NYSE: NSC) planned Birmingham Regional Intermodal Facility was awarded $52.5 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Program. In July 2009, Norfolk Southern announced that it intended to construct a new intermodal terminal in McCalla, Ala., adjacent to the Jefferson Metropolitan Park at...

2010-02-04 15:00:00

VAN BUREN, Ark., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- USA Truck, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAK) today announced that it has been made aware of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing that has been made by USA Dry Van Logistics, LLC and USA Carriers, affiliated companies based in McAllen, Texas. USA Truck, Inc. wishes to inform the public that there is no direct or indirect relationship between such companies and USA Truck, Inc. USA Truck is a dry van truckload carrier transporting general commodities via our...

2010-01-13 11:56:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported that 2009 saw total carload traffic on U.S. railroads at its lowest levels since at least 1988, when the AAR's data series began. AAR's January Rail Time Indicators report includes both monthly numbers for December and 2009 annual totals for freight railroad traffic. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...


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