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Intermodal Industry Is Working to Increase Sustainability

orange EV Orange EV displayed its 2022 all-electric terminal truck, e-Triever. (Mindy Long for Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Sustainability is top of mind for many in the shipping and transportation industries, and exhibitors and speakers at the IANA Intermodal Expo 2022 said the industry continues to make efficiency gains.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Intermodal Executives Optimistic About Chassis Supply

Chassis From left: William Hamlin, founding partner of Gray Wolf Group and panel moderator, with Douglas Hoehn, Ronald Widdows, Daniel Walsh, Mike O’Malley, Mike Wilson and Dave Manning. (IANA)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Unprecedented volumes of intermodal freight are starting to lighten as well as the long turn times and equipment backlogs that created chassis shortages throughout the past year, which can delay freight movement and disrupt truckers, carriers and the entire business model of the customer.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 16, 2022
Business, Logistics

Students Learn About Intermodal Opportunities

Students at IANA Students from across the country attended this year’s event in Long Beach. (Mindy Long for Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — More than 100 high school and college students attending the IANA Expo took part in learning opportunities tailored to those considering careers in the intermodal and logistics industries.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 16, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Carriers, Intermodal Providers Look to Younger Drivers

Driver Panel From left: Dave Hensal moderates a panel discussion with Dave Harrison, Stevenson Kemp and Jacquelyn McManus. (IANA)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The driver shortage remains a top concern for fleets, and carriers are working to attract new and younger entrants into the industry.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 16, 2022
Business, Logistics

IANA Presents Silver Kingpin, Chairman Awards

Iana awards Hacegaba (left) presents Prince with IANA’s Silver Kingpin Award for his contributions to the industry. (IANA)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Ted Prince, chief strategy officer and co-founder of Tiger Cool Express, received the Silver Kingpin award during the Intermodal Association of North America’s Intermodal Expo 2022 on Sept. 13.

September 16, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Fleets Prepare for AB 5 Enforcement as Legal Battles Continue

AB 5 panelists at IANA Intermodal Expo 2022 AB 5 panelists (from left) Marc Blubaugh, Matt Schrap, Chris Shimoda and Peter Schneider. (IANA)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — California’s Assembly Bill 5, which affects driver classification, has been in effect for 2½ months, and fleets are subject to enforcement. Experts discussed the ramifications at IANA Intermodal Expo 2022.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 16, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Intermodal Freight Industry Ponders Investment in Resilience

Intermodal panel From left: Bailey, Strongosky, Acors and Burton discuss intermodal's COVID challenges. (Jerry Hirsch for Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The intermodal freight industry is debating how much it should invest in infrastructure and other expenditures to build resiliency in the face of disruptive shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
September 14, 2021
Business, Logistics

Intermodal Needs Greater Cooperation to Remove Bottlenecks

Barbara Melvin (from left), Mark McKendry and Stephanie Kuntzman Barbara Melvin (from left), Mark McKendry and Stephanie Kuntzman by Jerry Hirsch for Transport Topics

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Surging U.S. import demand combined with years of underinvestment have thrown intermodal shipping so far out of balance that it will take years to return to an equilibrium the industry considered normal, an expert panel told attendees at the Intermodal Association of North America’s Intermodal Expo.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
September 14, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

IANA 2021: Massive Imbalances Plague Intermodal Industry

Intermodal panel at 2021 IANA Expo Intermodal panelists at IANA Expo were (from left) John Larkin, Clarendon Capital (moderator); Evan Armstrong, Armstrong & Associates; Tim Denoyer, ACT Research; and Larry Gross, Gross Transportation Consulting. (Jerry Hirsch for Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Global trade patterns distorted by the COVID-19 pandemic have thrown the intermodal shipping industry out of whack, creating massive imbalances in shipping containers, intermodal chassis and drayage drivers.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
September 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Orange EV to Launch Electric Yard Truck for Ports

Wayne Mathisen “It’ll pull more weight and accelerate faster and get to a higher top speed,” Orange EV CEO Wayne Mathisen says of the larger, more durable electric yard truck model set to debut in 2022. (Jerry Hirsch for Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — After targeting warehouses and distribution centers with its electric yard truck, Orange EV has its eyes on the nation’s ports.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
September 14, 2021

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