Trucking Growth Expected to Be Strong Amid Recovery, Expert Says

Trucks Peggy Smith/Transport Topics

Economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is putting pressure on the freight-hauling sector, and an industry expert said changes brought on by virus-related cutbacks are contributing to a tightening market that could rival earlier periods of growth.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 6, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Intermodal Works to Attract E-Commerce Shipments

Intermodal providers are trying to attract the e-commerce market. From left to right: Chad Thompson, vice president of intermodal operations at Marten Transport, Crafford, Carter, Ken Buenker, vice president of corporate transportation at UPS, and Casey discuss intermodal moves. (Mindy Long for Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Speed and visibility are two of the most important factors that can help those within the supply chain capture e-commerce market share, and intermodal is finding ways to be more competitive in the space, according to speakers at IANA Intermodal Expo 2019 here.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 20, 2019
Business, Letters to the Editor

Letter: The UIIA and Street Turn Fees

Several ocean carriers recently began charging new fees to motor carriers for engaging in “street turn” activities. Unfortunately, trade press reports on the subject reflect some misunderstandings about the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement, or UIIA, and the role of the Intermodal Association of North America. I am writing to clear up this confusion for the benefit of the intermodal industry.

February 19, 2019
Business, Logistics

IANA Elects 2019 Board of Directors, Officers

The Intermodal Association of North America has installed its 2019 board of directors and officers, including two new members. The turnover took place Jan. 1, according to a Jan. 11 press release.

January 15, 2019
Business, Logistics

Intermodal Shipments Up 4.7% in Third Quarter

An intermodal train in Washington state Washington State Department of Transportation

Intermodal shipments grew 4.7% in the third quarter as companies stepped up imports ahead of promised U.S. tariffs on foreign goods and domestic shippers shifted from highway to rail in response to rising freight rates and constraints on truck capacity.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 6, 2018
Business, Logistics

Brokerage Within Intermodal Faces Added Complexity

Freight broker panel at IANA Sanderson (left) and Menzel during the panel discussion on brokerage within intermodal. (Mindy Long)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Brokerage and the spot market have been playing an increasingly important role in freight transportation, but freight brokerage in intermodal has added complexities that increase the need for strong communication and greater visibility.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 24, 2018

Dave Manning Honored With IANA’s Silver Kingpin Award

Dave Manning and Adriene Bailey Dave Manning and Adriene Bailey courtesy of IANA

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Dave Manning, president of TCW Transportation and chairman of American Trucking Associations, received the 2018 Silver Kingpin Award from the Intermodal Association of North America during the IANA Intermodal Expo 2018.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 18, 2018

Intermodal Freight Volume Accelerates, Raises Capacity Concerns for 2018

Union Pacific intermodal train Picasa

Intermodal freight volume grew a solid 5.8% in the fourth quarter and set a record of 9 million international intermodal loadings for the year, according to the Intermodal Association of North America.

February 5, 2018
Government, Business

IANA Panel Agrees Transportation Needs Are Dire, But They’re Not Sure About Funding

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Politicians in Washington agree on the dire need to modernize the ports, railroads and highways in the United States, but the “how do we pay for it” question sparks a debate between Democrats and Republicans.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2017

IANA Honors Former Norfolk Southern Executive with Silver Kingpin Award

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Intermodal Association of North America bestowed Robert Huffman with the Silver Kingpin Award, honoring the retired Norfolk Southern intermodal executive whose career spanned 41 years.

September 27, 2017