The backlog of ocean containers clogging intermodal hubs in the interior US has eased considerably in the past three months thanks to limitations placed on rail volumes flowing inland from major import gateways, but the ports themselves remain congested.
Robert Voltmann, Transportation Intermediaries Association's President & CEO will be speaking at the 3PL Value Creation 2013 Seminar in Chicago on November 6
11 Jan 2021
DCLI ran out of chassis last week in Chicago, and cargo owners are frustrated because Union Pacific will not release their containers to draymen with trucker-owned chassis.
30 Dec 2020
Truckers are taking longer to get through terminals in Chicago because of the surge in cargo and changes in stacking containers with some railroads.
16 Dec 2020
BNSF Railway is limiting the amount of containers its partners can bring into a terminal in Southern California and on certain Chicago lanes due to volumes that usually tail off after Thanksgiving but have stayed elevated this year.
14 Dec 2020
Norfolk Southern has shut the gates on containers and trailers entering its 63rd Street terminal in Chicago to five Northeast locations due to a crush of volume, likely sending the loads to full truckload.
07 Dec 2020
Intermodal executives want to address the chronic congestion issues in 2020 with railroads and BCOs, but universally accepted solutions are hard to come by.
29 Sep 2020
TRAC chassis are in short supply in Columbus, Ohio, because the equipment provider said repairs were necessary on chassis returned from the cooperative pool that was disbanded last month.
28 Jul 2020
The spin-off of its third-party logistics business allows Roadrunner Transportation Systems to concentrate on rebuilding and expanding its less-than-truckload business.
22 Apr 2020
An American Transportation Research Institute analysis of vehicle location data across six states shows trucking activity plummeting 8 to 10 percent in April as the COVID-19 lockdown spread across the US.
20 Feb 2020
DirectChassis Link, one of the three largest US chassis providers, will be exiting the Chicago cooperative chassis pool this year, a blow to those who envision a market in which any chassis can be used on any container.
07 Feb 2020
Roadrunner Freight is cutting transit times and investing in technology and facilities as it attempts to transform itself into a higher-service, customer-focused less-than-truckload carrier.