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INTERNATIONAL INTERMODAL NEWS
Eye on the Future
International intermodal freight
projects are advancing on multiple paths
as spring begins, through a demonstration
of truck platooning, a new port alliance
proposal and continuing steps to add
cargo capacity.
The Port of Los Angeles, working
with other government agencies and
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application of the platooning concept
which to date has been focused in
the over-the-road sector as a future
enhancement to safety and productivity.
Platooning was done both inside
the port complex and on the interstate
highway system using three trucks, each
pulling a container. Equipment ran 50
to 55 feet apart at 55 mph, mirroring a
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the demonstration employed Cooperative
Adaptive Cruise Control, or CACC.
The University of California, Berkeley's
Partners for Advanced Transportation
Technology worked with Volvo Group
North America to develop the technology
that is designed to permit trucks to run
on highways closer than usual through
forward looking sensors and vehicleto-vehicle communication to maintain
speed and spacing. The demonstration
also used a staged vehicle to test cut-ins
between trucks by other vehicles.
"Platooning reduces the reaction
time for braking and aerodynamic drag
between vehicles, thereby improving
safety and fuel economy," said Volvo
Group North America Senior Public Affairs
Vice President Susan Alt.
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flow and safety while reducing costs for
the freight community," said Acting Deputy
Federal Highway Administrator Butch
Waidelich. "This cutting edge method
can be a win-win for the nation's trucking
industry and everyday drivers alike."

Bayonne Bridge, Virginia
Project Milestones
On the infrastructure front, the Port
of New York and New Jersey said it
has begun demolishing the lower deck
of the Bayonne Bridge as the next step
toward increased vertical clearance for
the world's largest ships to reach port
terminals in New Jersey. Its latest update
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said, "We are now in a very strong position
to achieve navigational clearance by the
end of the year."
In Virginia, the port began work on a
$320 million expansion to increase capacity by 40 percent, or one million cargo
units, over the next three years. VPA CEO
and Executive Director John Reinhart said,
"We are adding capacity now so we can
handle the cargo that will be coming to
us in the very near future. The big ships
are here. Virginia will be ready to accommodate that volume." The work includes
doubling container capacity at the Virginia
International Gateway through on-dock
rail, truck gate and stacking yard enhancements. Wharves also will be expanded
with new berth space to add capacity.

Georgia, Virginia Ports
Plan Alliance
Meanwhile, the Georgia and Virginia
ports agencies proposed an alliance that
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cooperative step by major ports. The
second and third largest container ports
along the Atlantic Coast presented their
plan late in February to the Federal
Maritime Commission, seeking approval
to work together voluntarily to improve
operations, safety, customer service and
other activities. The move was announced
by the Georgia Ports Authority and the
Virginia Port Authority at a time when
multiple cargo alliances are readying
new service, which could reduce port
calls in the name of their own operational



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Insights - March/April 2017
IANA News
Chassis Transition Has Moved Forward, More Changes Ahead
Did You Know?
New 2018 Rule Presents Complicated Picture for Chassis
Winning Driver Recruitment Formula: Communication + Consistency + Social Media + Personal Touch
How the U.S. Labor Department Helps Hire Vets for Intermodal Jobs
FMCSA Aids Military Drivers in Transition to CDL
Freight Report
Werner Enterprises: A Case Study in Military Hiring Success
Fleets Have Wide Range of Military Recruiting Contacts
Suppliers Can Prosper Using Multiple Channels, New Approaches
Intermodal Information Services
Government News
International Intermodal News
New Members
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