EDUCATION ON-DEMAND

Attend IANA's on-demand sessions and gain insight and analysis from industry experts. Videos and presentations for download are made available within a week after a webinar has taken place.

June
10

You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Loose Wheels: Optimizing Safety with RMPs for Drums, Hub Piloted & Spoke Wheels on Your Intermodal Chassis

Have a seat at this discussion of the recommended maintenance procedures for optimizing brake drum and wheel installation safety. To help educate technicians and prevent wheel separations on intermodal chassis, this session will provide a live demonstration of the proper steps for installation of hub piloted and spoke wheels. It will also address optimizing brake drum and shoe life along with proper free stroke clearance, the three stages of heat checking and when a drum should be replaced.

Presenters:

  • Ed Smith: Sr. Manager National Accounts, Webb Wheel
  • Dallas Garrison: Application Technician, Webb Wheel
  • Garrett Davis: Product Engineer, Webb Wheel
June
08

Intermodal Conversations: Keith Reardon, CN

Have a seat at the table as we talk with Keith Reardon, Senior Vice-President, Consumer Product Supply Chain for CN, as he shares insights on trade, the future of freight and what it takes to succeed in the business of intermodal. No filters, no scripts, just straight talk.

Made possible by IANA’s Platinum Plus Sponsors

May
25

Intermodal Analyzed: May 2021

Join leading analyst Larry Gross — “The Intermodalist” — as he digs into the data and helps make sense of it all. Calling on IANA’s Intermodal Volume Analyzer as well as his own publication Intermodal In-Depth, Larry will paint the big picture of intermodal while walking us through the numbers and what they are telling us. For a timely and insightful look at intermodal’s performance and what it means for you, be sure to sign up for Intermodal Analyzed.

Larry Gross
May
19

Coping with Congestion: How Can Technology-Powered Visibility Help Address Congestion?

The last year has been a strange and challenging one due to the Covid-19 pandemic. What started as a slow-down in freight ended in a capacity crisis that’s still ongoing with no end in sight. We’ll talk about current supply chain challenges and how we are using technology to help our customers and drivers manage the increased complexity in the supply chain.

Sponsored by

Presenters from IMC Companies:

  • Donna Lemm, Chief Commercial Officer
  • Joel Tracy, Chief Information Officer
Donna Lemm
Joel Tracy
April
14

7 Best Practices for Succession Planning

This presentation highlights how owners can avoid the pitfalls that commonly affect trucking businesses, particularly family owned companies. Protecting family relationships, being fair to key management team members, and being fair to yourself can be a difficult balancing act. Tenney Group shares the playbook for checking all the boxes.

Sponsored by

Presenters from The Tenney Group:

Spencer Tenney
President & CEO
Eric LeMarbre
Managing Director
April
06

Navigating Independent Contractors, Intricate Employment Laws, and Intermodal Markets: A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish!

The use of independent contractors has been foundational to the stability and success of the intermodal industry. However, the model remains under attack from private litigants, certain state governments, and now the federal government. The Biden administration has taken swift regulatory action (and promises legislative action) not only with respect to independent contractors but across a wide variety of employment-related issues. This webinar will provide you with the latest legal developments on these important fronts in order to help you successfully manage your workforce and maintain your relationships with independent contractors.

Presenters from Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP:

  • Marc Blubaugh, Partner, Co-Chair, Transportation & Logistics Practice Group, Vice Chair, Litigation Practice Group
  • Margo Wolf O’Donnell, Partner and Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Practice Group
  • Jordan Call, Associate, Labor & Employment Practice Group
Marc Blubaugh
Margo Wolf O’Donnell
Jordan Call
March
30

Intermodal Analyzed: March 2021

2:00 PM EDT

Join leading analyst Larry Gross — “The Intermodalist” — as he digs into the data and helps make sense of it all. Calling on IANA’s Intermodal Volume Analyzer as well as his own publication Intermodal In-Depth, Larry will paint the big picture of intermodal while walking us through the numbers and what they are telling us. For a timely and insightful look at intermodal’s performance and what it means for you, be sure to sign up for Intermodal Analyzed.

Larry Gross
March
24

Digitizing Intermodal

3:00 PM EDT

Technology continues to be a hot topic of discussion in transportation, but how can it actually help intermodal? We'll sit down with technology veteran Pervinder Johar, CEO of Blume Global and Craig Hudson, group vice president, Customer Operations and Support at Norfolk Southern, to address this question. They will dig into how digitalization is providing better customer service while managing costs.

Sponsored by

Panelists:

Pervinder Johar
Craig Hudson
March
02

Tires 101: M&R Update

2:00 PM EDT

Whether you are driving on them, working on them, paying for them, or banking on the freight that rides on them, tires are critical to keeping intermodal moving. While oft discussed, tires are just as frequently misunderstood. Learn from industry pros in a tire primer that will touch on: construction, manufacture, maintenance and repair, common out-of-service issues, and the future.

February
23

Inside the Numbers: 2020 in Review

2:00 PM EDT

Intermodal bounced back in the second half of 2020, with the biggest gains in the fourth quarter. Hear from the experts at TTX Company as they discuss these end-of-year industry results. They also examine the larger economy, what to watch for in 2021, and long-term intermodal trends.

IANA collects a unique set of data on the intermodal industry’s freight flows by equipment type and corridor, coupled with IMC loads and other industry results. TTX helps IANA crunch the data that delivers invaluable insights into current intermodal market performance and key long-term trends.

Pat Casey
Consultant to TTX
Peter Wolff
Director of Market Development
TTX
John Woodcock
Director of Market Development
TTX

Made possible by IANA’s Platinum Sponsors

February
17

Trucking M&A Trends – 2020 Recap & 2021 Predictions Sponsored by Tenney Group

3:00 PM EDT

Join us for a presentation designed to educate trucking business owners on the factors that drove value, deal structure and acquisition strategy in 2020. This webcast will also equip business owners with the tools necessary to help them understand what M&A trends to expect in 2021 in light of proposed tax law changes, growing industry challenges, and new market opportunities.

7 Takeaways from IANA’s 2020 M&A Recap + 2021 Predictions

January
26

Intermodal Analyzed - January Session

With 2020 in the rear view, it’s time to take stock of what happened in intermodal and what it might tell us about 2021. Join leading analyst, Larry Gross — “The Intermodalist” — as he digs into the data and helps make sense of it all. Calling on IANA’s Intermodal Volume Analyzer as well as his own publication Intermodal In-Depth, Larry will paint the big picture of intermodal while walking us through the numbers and what they are telling us. For a timely and insightful look at the year that was, be sure to sign up for Intermodal Analyzed.

Larry Gross
December
10

Bright Ideas: Innovation Incubator

12:30 PM EDT

Back again and brighter than ever! Join us and celebrate our dynamic industry’s ingenuity with Bright Ideas, this year’s Intermodal Innovation Incubator Competition. Seven presenters, drawn from IANA member companies, will each deliver fast-paced, thought-provoking seven-minute presentations on the ideas they believe can transform the intermodal industry. When their time is up, you will vote on the innovation. This is a must-see event, showcasing the best of the best innovations that our industry continues to deliver!

Sarah Barnes-Humphrey — Founder and Host of Lets Talk Supply Chain and CEO of Shipz — will serve as Emcee.

Sarah Barnes‑Humphrey

Participating Companies:

BlackBerry Radar
BlueCargo
Cargologik
Compcare w/ KoiReader Tech

INFORM Software
Lytx
Phillips Connect Technologies

December
08

Intermodal Workforce of the Future

2:00 PM EDT

One of the perpetual challenges for any business is finding, and retaining the right people, and intermodal is no different. What are the biggest issues currently facing the sector regarding talent acquisition and development? As our needs and the expectations from the talent pool change at an ever-increasing rate, what must we do to attract and retain a motivated, diverse and rapidly changing workforce? We know we must do more, but where do we start, and what approaches do we need to take in the current employment environment?

Joining us is Dr. Stephanie S. Ivey who will moderate this important webinar with four panelists representing different sectors of the intermodal industry. She will be joined by Max Farrell, CEO, Workhound; Catherine Gammill, Director of Supply Chain Transportation, Customer Satisfaction, AutoZone; Tera Jackson, Vice President of Human Resources, IMC Companies; and Lori Louviere, Commercial Manager, Exports, Port of New Orleans.

Stephanie S. Ivey, PhD, is the Associate Dean for Research and Professor at the Herff College of Engineering and the Director of the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute and the Southeast Transportation Workforce Center at the University of Memphis.

Dr. Stephanie S. Ivey

 

Panelists:

Max Farrell

 

Catherine Gammill

 

Tera Jackson
Lori Louviere
December
01

Inside the Numbers: Q3 Review

2:00 PM EDT

Intermodal may have turned a corner in the third quarter. Volumes rose 1.2 percent year-over-year with domestic containers and trailers both gaining 9.8 percent. Hear from our experts at TTX as they discuss the industry's recent performance and how supply chains & transportation have reacted to changing conditions under COVID-19. They will also examine the larger economy, intermodal trends, and offer thoughts on what to keep an eye on.

IANA collects a unique set of data on the intermodal industry’s freight flows by equipment type and corridor, coupled with IMC loads and other industry results. TTX helps IANA crunch the data that delivers invaluable insights into current intermodal market performance and key long-term trends.

Pat Casey
Peter Wolff
John Woodcock