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March. 2023

Bill Priestley

As well as a roundtable on the state of rail – is it disorganized, disheveled or just completely in need of an overhaul?

“From our vantage point, what we deal with here at ITS is that ocean container IPI freight and the door to door product that a lot of these providers, provide to supply chain community. For the longest time, I have been in this industry for 15 years. I have seen kind of lack of investment into the areas that we mingle in, in our eco system. That’s the ramp activity supporting the trucking community, get containers in and out on ramps. Not investing, in some cases backing away from that door to door product. You have CSX take the trucking piece to their door to door product. Move that over to Evans. From our vantage point and from our clients vantage point for the services we provide we haven’t seen a significant amount investment in those services in those products and more importantly in those ramps to help goods get out of those terminals to the consumer. During that time 21 to 22 a lot of IPI freight got buried in a lot of these yards costs significant amounts of storage to our clients and other BCOs. From an over all stand point what we see, we think that there could be a lot more investment and a lot more forward thinking in how to generate more revenue and more service offerings to focus on the supply chain space to lift those earnings and that revenue in what we provide.” said Paul Brashier, VP of Drayage and Intermodal at ITS Logistics.

It’s important to be proactive rather than reactive, especially when it comes to interacting with BCOs and moving their freight. The focus should be on providing more chassis allocation, technology, and visibility to improve efficiency and connectivity. The company aims to develop cost-effective products for clients to move their goods across North America efficiently suggests Brashier.

Watch the full video here.