Insights - May/June 2018 - 9

Intermodal Is on a
Positive Path in 2018

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ntermodal is on track for another strong performance in 2018, with projected growth of
around 5 percent year-over-year, after recording a particularly robust first quarter.

Frank Adcock, assistant vice president with TTX, chronicled
the reasons for the upbeat forecast at the opening General Session, "Year in Review," on May 2 at IANA's Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting in Lombard, Illinois.
"There is plenty of good news for the North American economy. All arrows are pointing up - really, really high," he said, citing
increased investment driven by recent federal tax cut legislation
and higher consumer spending.
The booming economy and the electronic logging device
mandate that has squeezed over-the-road trucking capacity have
combined to help fuel intermodal growth on the domestic side so
far this year, in concert with notable improvement in the international sector linked to increased trade activity, Adcock said.
Domestic intermodal climbed 7.4 percent year-over-year
in the first quarter of 2018, including 14.5 percent more trailer

shipments. International intermodal rose 7 percent on that basis.
Volume for the quarter was slightly higher for international than
domestic freight.

"There is plenty of good news for the
North American economy. All arrows
are pointing up - really, really high."
- Frank Adcock, assistant vice president,TTX
The early 2018 results and the forecast for the year appear to
indicate there could be another all-time record, as compared with
the 17.9 million intermodal units that were moved last year to set
the existing top mark.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - May/June 2018

IANA News
Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting 2018 Recap: Creating the Future of Intermodal
Intermodal Is on a Positive Path in 2018
Chassis Market’s Evolution Blends Promise, Challenges
Identifying the Missing Link in Chassis Maintenance
ELD Mandate Lessons: Opportunity, Compliance, Tech Issues
ELD Mandate Effect: Opportunity Beckons for Intermodal
Ocean Carrier Realignments Trigger Significant Change for Intermodal
Freight Report
Build Awareness of Intermodal to Attract Job Candidates
3PLs Adopt Technology to Enhance Customer Relationships
As Technology Changes Business Relationships, Personalization Still Matters
Voice of the Shipper
Government News
New Members
People News
Intermodal Calendar
Insights - May/June 2018 - Cover1
Insights - May/June 2018 - 2
Insights - May/June 2018 - 3
Insights - May/June 2018 - IANA News
Insights - May/June 2018 - Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting 2018 Recap: Creating the Future of Intermodal
Insights - May/June 2018 - 6
Insights - May/June 2018 - 7
Insights - May/June 2018 - 8
Insights - May/June 2018 - Intermodal Is on a Positive Path in 2018
Insights - May/June 2018 - 10
Insights - May/June 2018 - Chassis Market’s Evolution Blends Promise, Challenges
Insights - May/June 2018 - 12
Insights - May/June 2018 - 13
Insights - May/June 2018 - 14
Insights - May/June 2018 - Identifying the Missing Link in Chassis Maintenance
Insights - May/June 2018 - ELD Mandate Lessons: Opportunity, Compliance, Tech Issues
Insights - May/June 2018 - 17
Insights - May/June 2018 - ELD Mandate Effect: Opportunity Beckons for Intermodal
Insights - May/June 2018 - Ocean Carrier Realignments Trigger Significant Change for Intermodal
Insights - May/June 2018 - 20
Insights - May/June 2018 - 21
Insights - May/June 2018 - 22
Insights - May/June 2018 - Freight Report
Insights - May/June 2018 - Build Awareness of Intermodal to Attract Job Candidates
Insights - May/June 2018 - 25
Insights - May/June 2018 - 26
Insights - May/June 2018 - 27
Insights - May/June 2018 - 3PLs Adopt Technology to Enhance Customer Relationships
Insights - May/June 2018 - 29
Insights - May/June 2018 - 30
Insights - May/June 2018 - As Technology Changes Business Relationships, Personalization Still Matters
Insights - May/June 2018 - 32
Insights - May/June 2018 - 33
Insights - May/June 2018 - 34
Insights - May/June 2018 - Government News
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Insights - May/June 2018 - New Members
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Insights - May/June 2018 - Intermodal Calendar
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