The State of Rail/Intermodal
Volumes are up, but challenges remain
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:00PM
Jeff Berman, Group News Editor, Logistics Management
Larry Gross, President, Gross Transportation Consulting
Tony Hatch, Principal, ABH Consulting
The freight economy is enjoying a robust 2018—and the rail and intermodal sectors are no exception. Both have seen healthy annual volume and pricing gains on a year-to-date basis as more shippers are adding these stalwart modes to their freight transportation mix.
However, it's not all roses on the nation's rails.
our panel will provide a comprehensive update on the current state of the rail/intermodal markets and offer an in-depth look at the pain points shippers have been experiencing, including the recent service challenges, capacity issues and rising rates.
Rail/intermodal shippers will gain a better understanding of:
- Current rail/intermodal volume, productivity, revenue, and rates
- Trends and challenges making a difference on the rails
- Varying approaches to PSR (Precision Scheduled Railroading)
- The impact of trade developments on rail/intermodal
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