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.

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
November
10

Industry Leader Series: Gene Seroka, Port of Los Angeles

2:00 PM EDT

Join us as we sit down with Gene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles, to discuss economics, trade, freight and the business of intermodal. Gene will discuss surging import volumes in Southern California, West Coast port competitiveness and new tools for supply chain-wide visibility. IANA’s Industry Leaders Series — no filters, no scripts, just straight talk.

Gene Seroka
November
05

Understanding the Cyber Vulnerabilities to the Intermodal Network

2:00 PM EDT

According to cybersecurity heavyweight MacAfee, ransomware attacks doubled in 2019 and the trend shows no signs of slowing in 2020. The intermodal community has by no means been immune from this threat. We are heavily dependent on our complex and interconnected IT networks and perhaps, becoming increasingly vulnerable due to the rapid increase in the use of technology and data systems. What must intermodal participants do to strengthen their defenses against such attacks? And if the unthinkable happens and one of us becomes a target, what should we do... how fast and in what order?

Jon Palmbak, Senior Vice President, Information Services at IANA will moderate the discussion to include panelists Wade Anderson, Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer at Bay & Bay Transportation, and Brian Prentice, Partner at Oliver Wyman.

Jon Palmbak
Wade Anderson
Brian Prentice
October
27

Intermodal Analyzed - October Session

2:00 PM EDT

To help our members and the intermodal community navigate through today's turbulent waters, IANA launched a free monthly webinar series, Intermodal Analyzed. Join leading intermodal analyst Larry Gross, “The Intermodalist”, as he imparts his knowledge and makes use of IANA’s Intermodal Volume Analyzer to paint the big picture of intermodal while also pointing out the important messages in the numbers. For a quick and insightful look into what happened in intermodal in September, be sure to sign up for Intermodal Analyzed.

Larry Gross
October
22

Improving Visibility Across the Intermodal Supply Chain

2:00 PM EDT

It is perhaps remarkable that we can track our dinner delivery from moment to moment, but sometimes we can't locate a container within a thousand miles. This lack of visibility—to both the participants within, and the customers of, the intermodal ecosystem—is an acknowledged shortcoming of the business and is hampering its efficiency and growth. What will it take to be able to track an intermodal shipment in real time all the way from overseas origin to the receiver's dock? What challenges remain, and when can we expect to see the light at the end of the tunnel?

JOC's Bill Cassidy, Senior Editor Trucking and Domestic Transportation will moderate this topical discussion of intermodal supply chain visibility. He is joined by panelists Scott Friesen, VP of Strategic Analytics at Echo Global Logistics; Eric Klein CEO and Co-Founder at Crux Systems; and Al Tama, VP and General Manager of Container and Port Solutions at ORBCOMM.

Bill Cassidy
Scott Friesen
Eric Klein
Al Tama