IANA Honors Former Norfolk Southern Executive with Silver Kingpin Award

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Intermodal Association of North America bestowed Robert Huffman with the Silver Kingpin Award, honoring the retired Norfolk Southern intermodal executive whose career spanned 41 years.

September 27, 2017
Business, Logistics

Gem Containers Receives Funding From Crestline

Crestline Investors Inc. will provide an unspecified amount of financing to Gem Containers Ltd. to expand its tank container leasing and management business.

September 25, 2017
Business, Logistics

Intermodal Outlook Positive for 2018

IANA Larry Gross FTR intermodal expert Gross (Ari Ashe/Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Intermodal transportation has rebounded this year after receding in 2016, and analysts forecast that next year also will be strong for the industry.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Intermodal Could Gain From Trickle Down of ELD Mandate, Execs Say

Truckload execs talk ELDs at IANA TLA's Clair talks ELDs as John Larkin of Stifel (center) and Alan Murphy of SeaIntel listen. (Ari Ashe/Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Truckload executives predict business conditions in 2018 will be robust due to the electronic logging device mandate and that intermodal could benefit from a trickle-down effect, they said during the annual Intermodal Association of North America’s Intermodal Expo here.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Plans for Inland Port on Arkansas River Taking Shape

Intermodal Port Todd Lappin/Flickr

Elected officials received a status update on an inland port and intermodal project on the Arkansas River at the Port of Van Buren.

August 24, 2017

Editorial: Market Forces at Work

Watching markets function would not make for a good spectator sport on TV, but the process does have its charms and we recommend it highly — especially when freight transportation is involved.

August 10, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Proposed Chicago Bypass Freight Railroad Responds to Opponents in Filing

Railyard Near Chicago David Harmantas/Flickr

Great Lakes Basin Transportation entered its response July 31 to opposition groups’ arguments that its application to build a 271-mile freight railroad from northwest Indiana to southeast Wisconsin should be rejected.

Andrew Steele | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
August 1, 2017
Business, Logistics

XPO Hires Christopher Synek as President of North American Transportation Division

Chris Synek XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics has hired Christopher Synek as president of transportation in North America, running the brokerage, expedited trucking, intermodal marketing, drayage and global forwarding businesses.

July 26, 2017
Business, Logistics

Shippers Reluctant to Shift Freight Away From Trucks, but Intermodal Demand Could Rise

Amazon Trailer

Fewer shippers moved their freight from truckload to intermodal in the second quarter, but a shift could occur with the December electronic logging mandate, according to two surveys.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Intermodal Operators Expand in E-Commerce as Online Retailers Seek to Control Costs

Train Jerry Huddleston/Flickr

Intermodal rail and trucking companies are competing to meet the transportation needs of e-commerce businesses while adapting to how these new supply chains differ from those of traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2017