Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!



Intermodal studies puts young talent on career path

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
November 25, 2013

A student team fielded by the University of North Texas (UNT)  won the Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) third annual Intermodal Challenge, earning national recognition for their university through IANA’s growing young professionals development program.

The first place award was presented to UNT’s Curtis Pogue, Sarah McLaughlin and Chris Turner at the Intermodal Expo in Houston, Texas. Undergraduate business schools from the Universities of North Texas, Maryland and North Florida (IANA Scholarship Award recipients) as well as Auburn University competed, presenting their research, insight and recommendations on a “hot” intermodal industry issue. A panel of experts judged the teams’ research papers and presentations and selected the winning school.

“IANA’s annual academic competition is an integral part of the Association’s Scholarship Program which continues to be an effective tool in attracting and educating the next generation of intermodal leaders,” said Joni Casey, President and CEO of IANA.

Since the inception of its Scholarship Program in 2007, IANA has awarded over $1,000,000 to more than 200 deserving students and a growing number of freight-centric university transportation programs. These grants enable schools like the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business to fund its Supply Chain Fellows program and the University of Denver’s Intermodal Transportation Institute to offer tuition assistance for its executive master’s degree in Intermodalism.

About the Author

image
Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

The long-simmering court battle over whether FedEx Ground’s workers are independent contractors or employees appears headed to the appellate courts—and maybe the U.S. Supreme Court.

Carload volume headed up 4.3 percent to 298,376, and intermodal units, at 273,376 containers and trailers were up 4.8 percent annually.

In light on various service-related freight railroad service issues, the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) recently announced it is now requiring Class I railroads to publicly file weekly data reports on service performance. These weekly reports are slated to begin on October 22.

According to its data, spot market volume for the month of September was up 32 percent on an annual basis and set a new record for the 14th straight month, with gains for each of the three equipment categories it tracks, including load availability for: dry vans up 42 percent; refrigerated (reefer) up 24 percent; and flatbed volume up 46 percent.

FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight, two of the largest non-union LTL carriers in the nation, are battling organizing efforts by the Teamsters union in a closely watched unionization effort.

Article Topics

Blogs · Education · Intermodal · Transportation · All topics

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA