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

NHTSA STUDY FAULTS TRUCK BRAKE ADJUSTERS

MICHAEL S. LELYVELD |
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found some brands of automatic brake adjuster
Trucking News

TRUCKING BRIEFS

From Wire and Staff Reports |
Michelin to Expand<br><br> 3 S. Carolina PlantsCOLUMBIA, S.C. - Michelin Tire Corp. announced it wou
Trucking News

WORLD BANK TO FINANCE INDIAN RAILWAY TRACK WORK

Journal of Commerce Special |
The World Bank has agreed in principle to finance a major renewal and electrification of Indian Rail
Rail News

RAIL BRIEFS

From Wire and Staff Reports |
System for Lumber<br><br> Expanded by ConrailConrail has introduced its lumber transfer and distribu
Rail News

SHORT LINES LONG ON OPPORTUNITY

Chicago Tribune |
People aren't kidding when they call Dakota Rail Inc. a mom-and-pop railroad.<br><br> Jerry Ross, 58
Rail News

TRANSPORT CALENDAR

JOC Team |
American Short Line Railroad Assoc., 1987 Western/Southwestern regional meeting, June 1-3. Embassy S
Trucking News

CANADIAN MOTOR CARRIER FEARS PREDATORY PRICING

ANDREW TAUSZ |
John Kennedy, the man behind the wheel at the Kings-<br><br> way Group of Companies of Toronto, the
Trucking News

WEEKLY TRUCK TONNAGE INDEX

JOC Team |
The following index charts weekly changes in motor carrier tonnage originating<br><br>from 49 produc
Trucking News

GROUP: EXPANSION MAY RISK SAFETY

LEO ABRUZZESE |
Unfit truckers may escape federal safety review if the government expands the commercial zones exemp
Trucking News

TRUCKING BRIEFS

From Wire and Staff Reports |
TNT to Purchase<br><br> Red Star Express LinesDes Plaines, Ill.- TNT Limited, one of the world's lar
Trucking News

GRAIN, CHEMICALS BOOST RAIL TRAFFIC

MICHAEL S. LELYVELD |
Strength in grain and chemical loadings in the first quarter of this year led rail traffic through t
Rail News

RAIL BRIEFS

Wire and Staff Reports |
Escanaba & Northern<br><br> To Buy C&NW TrackCHICAGO - Chicago and North Western Transportation Co.
Rail News

HIGH COURT REJECTS MILWAUKEE ROAD BID

HELEN ERICSON |
The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to review a lower court ruling that bars Milwaukee Road shareholde
Rail News

TRUCKING BRIEFS

From Wire and Staff Reports |
Leaseway Shareholders<br><br> To Vote on MergerLeaseway Transportation Corp. shareholders will vote
Trucking News

New Rail Lobby Group is Formed

David M. Cawthorne |
Regional and short-line railroads have established a new lobby group to represent them before Congress.<br>
Rail News