Insights - June 2015 - (Page 3)
Due June 30
The voting period for the 2015
Silver Kingpin recipient ends June 30.
IANA voting members were sent ballots
electronically on June 1. Members who
need assistance with the process should
contact Jim Morrow at 301-982-3400,
The Silver Kingpin Award will be
presented on September 21, during
Intermodal EXPO 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Now in its 21st year, IANA's spring
gathering brought together more than
400 industry leaders for two days of
facilities tours, roundtable discussions,
an intermodal supplier showcase and
networking reception, a general educational session and committee meetings.
The event began for many with a May 5
The establishment of task forces -
including one focusing on improving
terminal turn times for truckers - was a
positive outcome of IANA's Intermodal
Operations and Maintenance Business
Meeting. Held May 6-7 in Oak Brook,
Ill., the event also offered a new and
expanded format allowing for greater
UPS, BNSF Facilities
Get First-hand Look
Tours held May 6 gave attendees an
opportunity to see the partnership between the UPS Chicago Area Consolidation Hub and one of the BNSF Railway
Co.'s Chicago intermodal facilities.
The 240-acre UPS operation, located
in the Chicago southwest suburbs of
Hodgkins and Willow Springs, is the
world's largest ground package sorting
IANA Launches Webpage
for Scholarship Program
IANA has recently launched a new
section of its website designed to
promote the activities of its Scholarship
Program. Over the past eight years, the
association has awarded more than $1.2
million to promote and support students
entering the intermodal industry.
The four undergraduate schools
who have been awarded scholarship
funds are the University of Maryland,
the University of North Florida, the
University of North Texas and the
University of Wisconsin-Superior.
The Transportation Institute at the
University of Denver is the only
graduate degree awardee.
To learn more about IANA's Scholarship Program, including information on
participating schools and student case
competitions, visit bit.ly/1L67mHW.
Intermodal EXPO 2015 to Offer
Robust Educational Agenda
Carriers, transport intermediaries, suppliers and beneficial cargo owners
will all find content geared to their business at Intermodal EXPO 2015,
including eleven concurrent sessions and eight dialogue box roundtable
Each day is scheduled to begin with an opening general session,
moderated by William A. "Bill" Strauss, senior economist at the Federal Reserve
Bank of Chicago, whose perspective on the U.S. economy is relevant to
anyone in the intermodal industry.
The concurrent programming that follows, developed with education
co-sponsors Transportation Intermediaries Association and FTR, falls into
* Intermodal sales and service;
* Intermodal operations; and
* Intermodal economics and environment.
Across the larger sessions, new mobile-app-based functionality will allow
for increased interaction with the audience. Dialogue box discussions will
again employ the small-scale format that was successful when launched at
Intermodal EXPO 2014.
Facility tours and the Annual Student Competition round out the
event's educational experience. Host sponsors Florida East Coast Railway and
Port Everglades are to offer a tour of the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility
on which the two companies have partnered.
Intermodal EXPO 2015 will be held Sept. 20-22 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The early bird registration deadline is July 1.
Visit IntermodalEXPO.com for the latest information, including the
educational tracks and sessions by stakeholder group, as well as the speaker
list appearing in June.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - June 2015
Short-Term Fix Seen for Highways
Proposal Targets Port Performances
Silver Kingpin Award Ballots Due
Spring Business Meeting Focuses on Industry Solutions
IANA Launches Webpage for Scholarship Program
Intermodal EXPO 2015 to Offer Robust Educational Agenda
Equipment Out-of-Service Data to Undergo Expanded Analysis
State Legislative Update
N.J. in Compact, at Least for Now
Yearly Traffic Chart
People in the News
Audit Examining FMCSA Processes
Insights - June 2015