Surface

The Journal of Commerce’s surface transport news and analysis focuses on landside transport movement — from railroad news to trucking news — including full load trucking, less-than-truckload (LTL), refrigerated (or reefer) trucking, flatbed and domestic and international intermodal rail, and how it connects with seaports, inland rail hubs, distribution centers and transloading operations. Reporting on the surface transport sector covers the movement of domestic shipments within the United States and international cargoes transported via domestic equipment including trailers and 53-foot containers. 

The latest Surface News & Analysis

Union to Hear Embezzlement Case

John D. Boyd |
The Teamsters will have to go ahead and directly handle internal embezzlement charges against the ch
Rail News

NMFTA Reorganizes

Thomas L. Gallagher |
In response to the Surface Transportation Board's termination of antitrust immunity for the NCC's cl
Trucking News

ATA: Trucks are Greener

John Gallagher |
Environmental policy will be "front and center" on the American Trucking Associations' legislative a
Trucking News

G&W Buying Most of Maryland Midland

John D. Boyd |
Short line and regional railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming is adding another set of tracks to i
Rail News

Hours-of-service Leads Trucking Concerns

Thomas L. Gallagher |
In a list of concerns for today's truckers, the number one problem is hours of service, according to
Trucking News

Equipment Melting Down

John Gallagher |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>A plunge in new trailer orders is adding fuel to predicti
Trucking News

Hunt Loads Intermodal

John Gallagher |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>There was no relief on the road for two of the nation''s
Trucking News

Coal Lines Get Company

John D. Boyd |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>A small railroad company that now operates no track at al
Rail News

ECP Brakes Go Live

John D. Boyd |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Norfolk Southern Railway put new-era brakes into regular
Rail News

Union, Hedge Fund Plow Into CSX

John D. Boyd |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>The United Transportation Union urged CSX Transportation
Rail News

Weighing the Vote

Michael Fabey & John Gallagher |
Related Stories:<br>? Eskew to Leave UPS<br>? Teamsters Eye DHL<br>? Pension Fund Transformation<br>
Trucking News

Covenant Loses $3.6 M

Thomas L. Gallagher |
A soft freight market and rising fuel costs deepened losses for Chattanooga, Tenn.-based trucker Cov
Trucking News

Old Dominion Director Resigns

Thomas L. Gallagher |
Independent director W. Chester Evans, III on Oct. 15 tendered his resignation, effective immediatel
Trucking News

ECP Brakes Go Live

John D. Boyd |
Norfolk Southern Railway put new-era brakes into regular revenue service for the first time, opening
Rail News

Estes Opens Two Terminals

Thomas L. Gallagher |
Estes Express Lines expanded capacity in Michigan and New Jersey with the opening of two terminals.
Trucking News

Knight Profits Fall 23 Percent

Thomas L. Gallagher |
In the midst of an acknowledged freight recession and lower profits, Knight Transportation chairman
Trucking News

Profits Fall at Landstar

John Gallagher |
Landstar System profits fell 4.2 percent in the third quarter due primarily to a 91 percent revenue
Trucking News

Rail Volume Slips Back

Thomas L. Gallagher |
U.S. Rail traffic slipped further in the hole in the week ending Oct. 13 after slight improvements i
Rail News

Profits Plummet at USA Truck

John Gallagher |
USA Truck made barely enough money to cover a truck driver's salary in the third quarter as profits
Trucking News

UP Profit Jumps 27 Percent

Thomas L. Gallagher |
Union Pacific boosted earnings 27 percent in the third quarter while improving service, efficiency a
Rail News

CN Opens B.C. Terminal

Bill DiBenedetto |
Canadian National Railway on Monday began operations at its Prince George, British Columbia, intermo
Rail News

Maersk to Restore Some Inland Service

William Armbruster |
Maersk Line plans to provide intermodal rail service to some inland United States cities that it dro
Rail News

CSX Profit Jumps 24 Percent

John D. Boyd |
CSX Transportation was hauling 4 percent less freight in the third quarter than a year ago, but it w
Rail News

Velocity Express Loses $4 Million

Thomas L. Gallagher |
Time definite regional delivery specialist Velocity Express lost $4.3 million in its fourth fiscal q
Trucking News

Werner Net Drops 11 Percent

Thomas L. Gallagher |
Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises earned $21.8 million in the third quarter, a decline of 11 perc
Trucking News

Union, Hedge Fund Plow Into CSX

John D. Boyd |
The United Transportation Union urged CSX to oust it chief executive, while a big hedge fund investo
Rail News

Small Climb to a Peak

John D. Boyd |
During most of the year, freight executives map out their next peak season, the time when planning b
Rail News

Rupert ripple effect

BY BILL DIBENEDETTO |
Canadian National Railway's Prince Rupert strategy - to use a new on-dock container terminal in Brit
Rail News

Crash Blocks LA Truck Route

Richard Knee |
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday declared a state of emergency throughout Los Angeles
Trucking News

Diesel Increases 0.4 Cent to $3.039

Thomas L. Gallagher |
The national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel rose just four-tenths of one cent to $3.039 t
Trucking News

Greenbrier to Build GE Tank Cars

John D. Boyd |
Rail equipment supplier Greenbrier will enter the tank car market, with an agreement to make 11,900
Rail News

An Organized Effort

John Gallagher |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>The International Brotherhood of Teamsters was practicall
Trucking News

UPS Freight At a Glance

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Headquarters Richmond, Va.<br><br>President Jack A. Holme
Trucking News

Teamsters Eye FedEx Freight

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa says the India
Trucking News

Pension Freedom for ABF?

John Gallagher |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>The agreement between UPS and the International Brotherho
Trucking News

NMFTA Drops Antitrust Appeal

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>The National Motor Freight Traffic Association is reclass
Trucking News

Kohl Leaves Knight

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Tim Kohl will leave his post as president of Knight Trans
Trucking News

CP Wastes No Time

John D. Boyd |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Canadian Pacific Railway is moving quickly to seal its ac
Rail News

Rails Improve Safety Stats

John D. Boyd |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>U.S. railroads this year are running at their lowest acci
Rail News

IRB Asked To Take Hahs Case

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>The independent board that monitors Teamsters union activ
Rail News