Intermodal Industry Recognizes Brashares

August 06, 2021

Intermodal Industry Recognizes Brashares

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CALVERTON, MD, August 6, 2021 – The Intermodal Association of North America announced today that industry stalwart Jeff Brashares will be honored with the 2021 Silver Kingpin Award at this year’s in-person Intermodal EXPO, Sept. 12-14, in Long Beach, California.

The Silver Kingpin, the industry’s most prestigious award, recognizes an individual’s long-term contributions to intermodalism. It was initiated in 1977 by the National Piggyback Association.

Brashares’ career, which started at the Erie Lackawanna Railway, spans more than four decades and has touched every operating division of the intermodal industry. From rail, he progressed through IMC and brokerage businesses to his current post as director of domestic intermodal sourcing and operations for CMA CGM. At one early stop along the way, he gained recognition for converting truck freight to refrigerated boxcars. Later, Brashares joined two partners in purchasing Rail Van, a small 3PL which they grew into a $550 million business. Rail Van was bought by Pacer International where Brashares became a senior executive. He then joined TTS, a brokerage business acquired by Sunteck in 2016, as an SVP, prior to moving to CMA CGM.

“Jeff’s commitment to IANA and the intermodal industry has been unwavering,” said Joni Casey, president & CEO of IANA. “He served four terms on IANA’s Board of Directors, chaired five committees and spearheaded countless education sessions at Intermodal EXPO. We continue to be grateful for his contributions.”

Brashares serves on the Education Committee of the Transportation Intermediaries Association, and he has taught logistics at the University of Maryland and at the Ohio State University. Over more than three decades, he has also led a volunteer group that has raised more than $10 million for the Arthritis Foundation in Central Ohio.

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IANA’s roster of more than 1,000 corporate members includes railroads, ocean carriers, ports, intermodal truckers and over-the-road highway carriers, intermodal marketing and logistic companies, and suppliers to the industry. This roster gives IANA a unique position within the intermodal community, one which is authoritative, holistic and able to affect change that benefits everyone. IANA consistently supports the shared needs, interests, and goals of its diverse members – regardless of mode or function – with business solutions, education, and networking opportunities. For more information, visit