A Conversation with Joel Tracy, CIO of IMC Companies
Sridhar Sunkara sits down with Joel Tracy, Chief Information Officer for IMC Companies, as they dive into the world of intermodal transportation logistics and how technology is playing a critical role in many areas like operational efficiencies, fleet efficiencies, customer experience, driver experience, and other areas at IMC Companies. Also, Joel explains how new and emerging technologies like cloud, artificial intelligence, IoT, the blockchain, safety technologies, and more helping IMC to have a competitive advantage. (more…)Read more
Region’s freight network adapts to global change
ST. LOUIS — Data gathered by the St. Louis Regional Freightway indicates that, in recent years, there have been tremendous shifts in what was flowing through the region’s freight network.
From iron ore and steel to soybean and plastics, different commodities have at different times moved by the thousands of tons or slowed to a trickle. But those changes have largely gone unnoticed and occurred without any negative effect on the region’s freight economy because the flexibility of the St. Louis region’s world class freight network allowed it to seamlessly adapt. (more…)Read more
IMC Companies EVP Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Donna Lemm, EVP of National Sales for IMC Companies represented the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) and testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation at a hearing entitled Connecting America: Examining Intermodal Connections Across Our Surface Transportation Network. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska, the Chair of the Transportation and Safety Subcommittee, conducted a multimodal hearing with representatives from railroad, intermodal, and AgTC. (more…)Read more
Shippers, truckers hit chassis roadblock in Memphis
A coalition including shippers attempting to solve chassis problems in Memphis, Tennessee, has encountered an obstacle in its effort to launch an interoperable grey pool.
Two chassis providers — TRAC Intermodal and DirectChassis Link, Inc. (DCLI) — killed a proposed solution agreed upon by an association of ocean carriers and coalition of beneficial cargo owners (BCOs), truckers, and Class I railroads. TRAC and DCLI contend the interoperable pool isn’t the answer, at least not right now. Flexi-Van Leasing supported the initiative. (more…)Read more
Ag shippers seek funding action for stressed out transportation system
At seemingly every turn in the supply chain, agribusiness shippers say they are feeling the hurt caused by rail and truck equipment shortages, burdensome ocean carrier fees, and overall freight congestion that they claim a strong federal freight funding package will help alleviate. (more…)Read more