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

ATA Petitions to Keep HOS

Thomas L. Gallagher |
The American Trucking Associations submitted a petition Friday asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safe
Trucking News

Laboring for A New Deal

John Gallagher and William B. Cassidy |
When YRC Worldwide's Mike Smid opens contract talks with the Teamsters this month, he'll have plenty
Trucking News

Building Through Recession

John Gallagher |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>When Jevic Transportation received the first shipment of
Trucking News

Just 15,900 To Go

Stephanie Nall and William B. Cassidy |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>An industry coalition has upped the ante in the debate ov
Trucking News

Con-way Completes CFI Buy

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Con-way finalized its $750 million acquisition of Joplin,
Trucking News

Brokering Healthy Drivers

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Truck broker Greatwide Logistics Services is testing a ne
Trucking News

Storms Clobber Rail

John D. Boyd |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Storms that tore through the Midwest buffeted railroads i
Rail News

Formula for Battle

John D. Boyd |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>The rail industry and a group of utility coal shippers ca
Rail News

Buffett Buys More of BNSF

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Warren Buffett''s Berkshire Hathaway investment company b
Rail News

Truckers Oppose LA Emissions Plan

Bill Mongelluzzo |
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- A clean trucks program backed by the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach would dise
Trucking News

STB Extends Cost Rulemaking

John D. Boyd |
The rail industry's economic regulator, the Surface Transportation Board, said it would only delay i
Rail News

Western, Smithway Delay Merger

JOC Team |
Western Express this week delayed its acquisition of Smithway Motor Xpress due to volatile credit ma
Trucking News

Ryder Acquires Pollock

Thomas L. Gallagher |
Ryder System agreed to acquire Canadian truck leasing company Pollock NationaLease. <br><br>The priv
Trucking News

Volvo Sales Drop

Thomas L. Gallagher |
Global deliveries of trucks from the Volvo Group's four truck companies from January through July th
Trucking News

Crowley Joins SmartWay

William Hoffman |
Crowley Trucking hopes joining the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership
Trucking News

Rail Traffic Thins

Thomas L. Gallagher |
U.S. railroads originated fewer carloads and far fewer intermodal shipments during the week ended Au
Rail News

90 Reddaway Workers Join Teamsters

Thomas L. Gallagher |
Ninety dockworkers and drivers as two USF Reddaway terminals in California are the latest members of
Trucking News

S&P Revises Greatwide to Negative

Thomas L. Gallagher |
The soft freight environment caused Standard &amp; Poor's Ratings Services to revise its outlook fro
Trucking News

Buffett Buys More of BNSF

John D. Boyd |
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway investment company bought another 10.1 million shares of BNSF Ra
Rail News

YRC, Teamsters to Start Talks

John Gallagher |
YRC Worldwide will start the latest round of contract talks with the International Brotherhood of Te
Trucking News

Peak Projections Start Fallng

Thomas L. Gallagher |
Shipments in the early months of the peak season are not increasing as many economists had predicted
Trucking News

EPA Certifies Utility Trailer for SmartWay

Thomas L. Gallagher |
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified a dry van manufactured by Utility Trailer Manufac
Trucking News

Greatwide Tests Health Program

Thomas L. Gallagher |
Greatwide Logistics Services launched pilot testing of a program aimed at improving as well as prote
Trucking News

Diesel Drops 1/2-Cent to $2.863

Thomas L. Gallagher |
As Hurricane Dean passed well to the south of Gulf area refineries without causing any serious damag
Trucking News

Truck Tonnage Moves Up

Thomas L. Gallagher |
For the first time since March of this year, truck tonnage increased from month to month, according
Trucking News

The Price of Challenge

John D. Boyd |
Major North American railroads on one hand have solid reasons to believe they can keep hiking rates
Rail News

Labor's Game Plan

John D. Boyd |
Railroad engineers in the Teamsters union unveiled a new deal with Norfolk Southern over pay and wor
Rail News

From NMFA to 'YRCA'?

William B. Cassidy |
ABF Freight System is seeking its own road toward a new Teamster contract and single employer pensio
Trucking News

From NMFA to ''YRCA''?

William B. Cassidy |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>ABF Freight System is seeking its own road toward a new T
Trucking News

Con-way''s National Ambition

William Hoffman |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Newly minted Con-Way Freight President John Labrie says c
Trucking News

Rasmussen to Chair Trucking Council

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>The American Trucking Associations Executives'' Council e
Trucking News

Truckload Carriers Settle Suit

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Werner Enterprises and CRST Van Expedited settled a 2004
Trucking News

New CEO at USA Truck

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>USA Truck named Cliff Beckham president and CEO, the truc
Trucking News

Labor''s Game Plan

John D. Boyd |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Railroad engineers in the Teamsters union unveiled a new
Rail News

Rebound, Interrupted

John D. Boyd |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>While acknowledging a slump in freight shipments this yea
Rail News

CP Buyout Notions Crunched

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Private equity firm Brookfield Asset Management already f
Rail News

NS, UP Go Cross-Country

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Utilizing the Meridian Speedway rail corridor, western ra
Rail News

Con-way Completes CFI Buy

John Gallagher |
Con-way completed its $750 million acquisition of Joplin, Mo.-based truckload operator Contract Frei
Trucking News

Rail Traffic Declines

Thomas L. Gallagher |
The railroad freight recession eased up in the third week of August as carload traffic declined a li
Rail News

Con-Way Freight Reorganizes

Peter T. Leach |
Con-way Freight Inc., Wednesday said it will combine its three regional operating companies into one
Trucking News