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

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

UP Begins Texas Hub Construction

JOC Team |
Union Pacific on Wednesday broke ground on a new $90-million intermodal terminal in San Antonio, Tex
Rail News

Rasmussen to Chair Trucking Council

JOC Team |
The American Trucking Associations Executives' Council elected Karen Rasmussen as National Chairman
Trucking News

NS, UP Go Cross-Country

JOC Team |
Utilizing the Meridian Speedway rail corridor, western rail giant Union Pacific and eastern carrier
Rail News

CP Buyout Notions Crunched

JOC Team |
Private equity firm Brookfield Asset Management already faced resistance from Canadian Pacific when
Rail News

Penske Opens Illinois Facilities

JOC Team |
Penske Truck Leasing opened facilities in two Illinois towns, Mt. Vernon and East Peoria. Both facil
Trucking News

Knight Opens Four Service Centers

Thomas L. Gallagher |
Knight Transportation officially opened one new dry van service center and three new brokerage servi
Trucking News

GE Launches Intermodal Trailer Program

Thomas L. Gallagher |
GE Equipment Services, Rail Services on Tuesday launched its TMHZ trailer management program, which
Rail News

YRC Names CFO

JOC Team |
YRC Worldwide on Monday named Stephen Bruffett to succeed Don Barger as executive vice president and
Trucking News

Jevic Adds 100 Trucks

Thomas L. Gallagher |
If truck sales pick up this year, it will be partly due to Jevic's investment of $10 million in new
Trucking News

Averitt Opens Mexican Border Facility

Thomas L. Gallagher |
As the Department of Transportation prepares to open the border to Mexican truckers, Averitt Express
Trucking News

Diesel Climbs 2.1 Cents to $2.868

Thomas L. Gallagher |
The average retail price for a gallon of diesel fuel rose 2.1 cents this week to $2.868, according t
Trucking News

Burned by Fuel

John Gallagher |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>A California farm equipment wholesaler is accusing eleven
Trucking News

A Jump-Start to Grow

John Gallagher |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Con-way will look to John G. Labrie to spearhead long-ter
Trucking News

Truckers Back U.S.-Canada Bridge Route

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>The Ontario Trucking Association praised recent progress
Trucking News

Hines New President at Celadon

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Truckload operator Celadon Group named Chris Hines presid
Trucking News

Intermodal Toughs It Out

John D. Boyd |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Although weak containerized imports helped cut North Amer
Rail News

Fueling the Bottom Line

John D. Boyd |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Norfolk Southern Railway may be seeing coal shipments dec
Rail News

STB Proposes Formula Change

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>The Surface Transportation Board proposed a formula chang
Rail News

Railcar Demand Slows Again in 2Q

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>What rail analysts have dubbed the 2007 "freight recessio
Rail News

Truckers Back Bridge Plan

JOC Team |
The Ontario Trucking Association praised recent progress made on a feasibility study for a new cross
Trucking News

STB Proposes Shipper-backed Formula

JOC Team |
The Surface Transportation Board proposed a formula change that could help shippers trying to curb r
Rail News

Walter Rich, Short Line Leader

JOC Team |
Walter G. Rich, a former short line railroad executive who as chairman for the American Short Line a
Rail News

ABF to Withdraw from TMI

JOC Team |
ABF Freight System is seeking its own road toward a new Teamster contract and single employer pensio
Trucking News

USA Truck Names Strategy Leader

Thomas L. Gallagher |
USA Truck promoted Craig Shelly to the position of vice president of corporate strategy, the company
Trucking News

Rail Traffic Falls

Thomas L. Gallagher |
U.S. railroads loaded significantly fewer railcars and intermodal containers in the week ended Aug.
Rail News

UTU Okays Merger

John D. Boyd |
The United Transportation Union, which represents conductors and some other workers and is already t
Rail News

New York Bans Trucks from Bridge

Thomas L. Gallagher |
New York City's Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority banned heavy trucks from the Throgs Neck Brid
Trucking News

Diesel Drops 5.1 Cents to $2.847

Thomas L. Gallagher |
Petroleum products are coming down in price as the summer winds down. <br><br>The average price for
Trucking News

American Railcar Rebounds

Thomas L. Gallagher |
American Railcar Industries bounced back from a low point a year ago to a record second quarter this
Rail News

Road weary

BY ARI NATTER |
Carriers and shippers could spend more time sitting in traffic, and states could see substantial bud
Trucking News

Genesee & Wyoming Traffic Falls

Thomas L. Gallagher |
Traffic at short line and regional freight railroad operator Genesee &amp; Wyoming fell 4.5 percent
Rail News

USA Truck Names CEO

JOC Team |
USA Truck named Cliff Beckham president and chief executive officer, the truckload carrier said Frid
Trucking News

Guard Change at UPS

John Gallagher |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>The legacy of Overnite Transportation at UPS grew a bit m
Trucking News

Saia Speeds Service from Southeast to West Coast

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>LTL carrier Saia cut transit times by one day on long-hau
Trucking News

FedEx Freight Cuts Surcharge

John Gallagher |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>FedEx Freight slashed its fuel surcharge by 25 percent fo
Trucking News

Tanking Profits

John Gallagher |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>Tough competition for a dwindling amount of freight dragg
Trucking News

Labor Hits the Docks

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>The first contract between UPS Freight and the Internatio
Trucking News

Teamsters Ratify at Reddaway

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>The International Brotherhood of Teamsters ratified a con
Trucking News

NEMF''s Shevell Stays on NJT Board of Directors

JOC Team |
Copyright 2007, Traffic World, Inc.<br><br>NEMF Chairman and CEO Mike Shevell was reappointed vice c
Trucking News