JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CSX Intermodal
President James Hertwig notes that new technologies and improved cooperation
between railroads and truckload carriers are producing new opportunities for
both transportation modes.
Hertwig made those comments recently in Orlando at the Truckload Carriers
Association annual convention. He was part of a panel that included the
moderator, Lana Batts, managing partner, Transport Capital Partners, LLC; John
Hickerson, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, FFE
Transportation Services, Inc.; and Patrick Quinn, president and co-chairman,
U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
The participants noted that the truckload industry faces long-term
challenges that include fuel costs and driver shortages - factors that
continue to make intermodal transportation an attractive option. "Railroads
want to work with the truckload carriers," Hertwig said.
"Intermodal transportation combines the efficiency of rail with the
flexibility of trucks," Hertwig said. "CSX Intermodal has undertaken a number
of initiatives to make intermodal service more accessible than ever before."
He observed that intermodal terminals are more trucker-friendly thanks to
advanced gate processing. "New ramp-to-door-to-ramp services allow truckload
carriers to reposition empty equipment automatically out of backhaul markets
in pursuit of a new load," Hertwig added, also acknowledging the introduction
of CSX QuickQuote, a 24-hour online quoting and tendering tool for
door-to-door service aimed at brokers.
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's
leading transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck
transload services. The company's transportation network spans approximately
21,000 miles, with service to 23 eastern states and the District of Columbia,
and connects to more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports. More information
about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at the company's web
SOURCE CSX Corporation
CONTACT: Garrick Francis, Corporate Communications of CSX Corporation
Web Site: http://www.csx.com