The movement of freight involves a complex chain of logistics, with trucks and trains competing for freight—and often working in partnership. With increasing congestion on highways, government regulation on the trucking industry, high fuel prices and environmental pressures, states across the nation are giving careful consideration to the most optimal means of freight movement, looking at both road and rail. In addition global trends, including increased border crossings and the expansion of the Panama Canal, will likely shift freight patterns.
To help truckstop operators better understand the rail piece of the puzzle, the changing dynamics in the shipping business and the growing partnership between trucking and rail, The NATSO Show will feature keynote presenter Ryan Houfek, CSX’s assistant vice president for intermodal sales, who will provide CSX's outlook on intermodal freight movement in the coming decades.
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