WASHINGTON— A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail on a section of track being monitored by a railroad because of previous problems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The NTSB's conclusion was part of a 19- page report on its investigation into the 2012 derailment in Ellicott City.» Read More
VANCOUVER, April 9- Just over a year ago, Canadian trucking firm Bison Transport took a bet on a potentially game changing technology, buying 15 big rigs powered by liquefied natural gas. After 14 months on the road, though, the Winnipeg- based company has found that the reality- at least initially- is less rosy.
GENEVA, April 4- Russia is inflicting $2.2 billion of annual costs on crossborder trade by enforcing illegal customs charges and inspections on trucks, the Secretary General of the International Road Transport Union said on Friday.
OTTAWA, April 3- Governments should require companies shipping crude oil by rail to carry enough liability insurance to make up for shortfalls in coverage carried by railways, the president of Canada's second-largest rail operator said on Thursday.
VANCOUVER, March 26- Negotiators on Wednesday reached a deal to end the month-long container truck strike that has crippled operations at Canada's largest port and slowed the transport of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of goods.
VANCOUVER, March 19- The British Columbia government is preparing legislation to force striking container truck drivers to return to work at Port Metro Vancouver, in an effort to end a three-week strike that has crippled operations at Canada's largest port.
TORONTO, March 19- A record-shattering Canadian harvest, combined with one of the most frigid winters in decades, has created a grain-handling backlog that will not be cleared until next year, the head of Canadian National Railway said on Wednesday.
Hertz, the No. 2 U.S. car rental company behind privately owned Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has been under pressure from investors to shed the business and focus on car rentals. Hertz's remaining businesses would include the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly car rental brands and the Donlen fleet leasing and management business.
*Trucks to ditch brick shape in favour of sleek look. BRUSSELS, March 18- European truck design will be transformed to make driver cabs more aerodynamic, cutting emissions and improving safety, under new rules backed by EU politicians on Tuesday.
Hertz, the No. 2 U.S. car rental company behind privately owned Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has been under pressure from investors to shed the business, which rents equipment ranging from small tools to heavy earth movers. Hertz shares rose 2 percent before the bell on Tuesday.
March 18- Car rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc said it would spin off its equipment rental business for $2.5 billion. The division, Hertz Equipment Rental Corp, provides a wide range of rental equipment from small tools to heavy earthmoving equipment.
VANCOUVER, March 16- A two-and-a-half week container truck driver strike at Port Metro Vancouver was set to continue on Monday after a government and port authority plan to end the job action at Canada's largest port failed to make headway on the weekend.
VANCOUVER, March 14- Representatives of unionized and nonunionized container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver were set to meet with government and port officials on Friday to discuss a plan designed to end a 14- day strike at Canada's largest port.
*Trucker strike in Vancouver causing lumber backlog. TORONTO, March 12- Canadian National Railway Co, the country's biggest railroad operator, said on Wednesday it will meet the federal government's order to ship 500,000 tonnes of grain a week, but its chief executive said there would still be a severe backlog even under ideal conditions.
March 11- A few weeks after Melanie Mendez and her husband returned home to Massachusetts from South Florida in January they received a bill from a rental car company for $555. She had to turn to the Better Business Bureau, which eventually got the charge dropped.
VANCOUVER, March 10- Unionized container truck drivers set up picket lines at Canada's largest port on Monday, joining hundreds of non-unionized workers who walked off the job last month in a dispute over pay and services.
MOSCOW, March 8- Rosatom, Russia's state energy corporation, said on Saturday it would resume nuclear fuel shipments to Europe via Ukraine after Kiev lifted a ban imposed during anti-government protests earlier this year on transporting the hazardous material.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ OTTAWA, March 7- Canada's government took the drastic step on Friday of forcing the country's two major rail companies to ship at least 500,000 tonnes of grain each a week to ease a massive backlog that is hurting farmers.
NEW YORK/ CALGARY, Feb 28- New U.S. rules to toughen classification standards for oil-train shipments will affect less than 3 percent of the tank cars now hauling crude across the country, leaving older, flawed models on the tracks, officials and industry sources say.
WASHINGTON, Feb 28- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Friday officials have launched inspections at state rail yards to protect people from potential accidents involving shipments of volatile crude oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota.
*4th- qtr profit of $400,000 vs $35.3 mln loss year earlier. Feb 27- Trucking company YRC Worldwide Inc reported fourth-quarter results that beat Wall Street estimates as operating revenue in its regional transportation business rose 10 percent, sending its shares up about 11 percent.