Intermodal's
Final Battle

“Like a great battle of lore, the intermodal industry probably is in the final chapters of the conflict between trailers and containers. The history of these two equipment types parallels the history of transportation in the United States.”

By Ted Prince

As originally published by The Journal of Commerce

Intermodal's

Final Battle

By Ted Prince

US Intermodal Rail
Faces Familiar Threat

October 21, 2015, was “Back to the Future Day.” It was the date in the future that Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to in “Back to The Future: Part II” from 1989. As a new year dawns for intermodal, there is a definitive “back to the future” feel as railroads look to maintain their franchises in the face of a “new normal” of less coal and the desire for lower operating ratios.

By Ted Prince

As originally published by The Journal of Commerce

ELDs Are US Trucking's
Inflection Point

"Twenty years ago, in his book, “Only the Paranoid Survive," Andrew S. Grove, as president and chief executive officer of Intel Corporation, described Intel’s survival through the existential threats created by the drastic changes in its primary market. Grove framed the concept of strategic inflection points as “an event that changes the way we think and act.”

By Ted Prince

As originally published by The Journal of Commerce

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