intermodal

Could EOBRs solve the detention dilemma?

EOBRs can give owner-operators a powerful tool when dealing with customers and the shipping/receiving facilities relative to detention time. Given that stopped time and location is easily retrievable with the systems, operators now have ready-made documentation to prove detention time to the shipper, beyond just drivers' word.

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OMB gets amended intermodal equipment rule

FMCSA has sent the White House an amended final rule concerning intermodal equipment repair and maintenance.

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Intermodal flatbed launched

Boyd Intermodal, along with partner Raildecks Intermodal, on Feb. 28 announced the launch of its Boyd/Raildecks flatbed intermodal product designed to allow industrial freight such as steel and aluminum coils to be transported by railroad. Class 1 railroads can enable the flatbed industry to create capacity “when the only way previously was to add a trailer and a driver,” said Chris Cooper, chief operating officer of Boyd Bros. Transportation, at a press event. “This has never ...

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Chasing the Green

Certain niches offer big income potential for those willing to specialize.

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Port haulers on Occupy actions

The Occupy Wall Street movement claimed solidarity with West Coast port haulers yesterday in efforts with varying success to shut down ports in Southern and Northern California as well as farther north in the Pacific Northwest. Some port haulers reciprocated the gesture. This "Open Letter From America's Port Truck Drivers," for instance, originating from the website of the Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports, a multi-partner advocacy group, was signed by five port haulers and ...

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Drayage fair to detail government incentive programs

The Drayage Truck Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the Port Authority’s Executive Building parking lot in Houston.

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Combating cargo theft: An interview with Schneider security director Walt Fountain

When I visited Schneider National’s Green Bay, Wis., headquarters in June for the carrier’s 75th-anniversary celebration, I got an up-close look at one of many efforts the company’s put in place over the years to enhance the security of its customers’ cargo in transit and at each of its 15 domestic facilities. Gate-security ground zero in Wisconsin allows 24-hour surveillance monitors to keep tabs on the comings and goings at 15 yards around the country. ...

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LaHood responds to ATA letter

The June 3 letter responded to an ATA letter in which the ATA said the DOT appeared to disproportionately support non-truck transport.

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Report: Intermodal hits record high

Both total intermodal movements and movements of domestic intermodal equipment reached new market share highs in first quarter.

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UPDATE: Scenes from Nashville trucking central

There's been little to no coverage of a big portion of Nashville's industrial and transportation base, much of it situated along rail tracks north and south of the Cumberland River and east of downtown, that was still, as of yesterday, under water. In my last post, I mentioned Vitran Express and intermodal carrier TCW, both situated, along with other truck operations, Hascall Steel and many other businesses, along the rail tracks in a low area off Hermitage Avenue south ...

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