Flexible Schedule Allows Driver Ray Young to Deliver Hope to Many
Connecting with people means everything to Ray Young, owner operator at AIS. He and his wife have two grown daughters and four grandchildren. His family is one of many reasons Ray is grateful for his flexible work schedule that allows him to be home daily.Read more
Meet Jocelyn Rahm, Operations Manager for the OTR team at GIS
After working at Gulf Intermodal Services (GIS) for the past year and a half, Jocelyn’s appreciation for the company and its drivers runs deep. “Everything really begins and ends with our drivers,” she says. “In order for us to truly connect with and hold value for our customers, we must first care for the drivers and keep them moving.”Read more
On the Road with Loadsmart: Gulf Intermodal Services
Stori Conrad, Director of Business Development at GIS, recently talked with Aaron from Loadsmart, a technology logistics company, about how GIS has supported owner operators during the pandemic. To read the full story on Loadsmart’s blog, click here. To watch […]Read more
Cindy Markham Raises the Bar for Women in Trucking
According to the American Trucking Association, the trucking industry saw a 68% increase in the number of female drivers from 2010 to 2018. At the IMC Companies Family of Brands, we are committed to providing all drivers, especially women drivers, a professional and positive working environment.
“I think women definitely have a place in the trucking industry. We need more entrepreneurs. We need people on the ground who understand the industry and can push women to believe in themselves and realize it is not beyond their grasp.” -Cindy Markham, IMCG Company DriverRead more
Shippers applaud CMA CGM’s jump to Memphis gray chassis pool
Shippers and truckers are applauding a decision by CMA CGM to join the gray pool in Memphis, with the decision to embrace open choice making it less likely there will be a chassis shortage should volume spike after disruptions from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pass.
“[The decision] increases shipper efficiency, provides more affordable and timely chassis access, improves on-time container arrival at terminals and vessel loading, keeping bookings on CMA and APL vessels intact,” wrote Peter Friedmann, executive director of the Agricultural Transportation Coalition, in a letter to CMA CGM. “Your chassis policies in the South Atlantic and Mid-South support the competitiveness of agriculture and forest products exporters.” (more…)Read more
IMC Companies Deploys New Line of Mack Trucks
IMC Companies recently purchased 125 Mack trucks. Rick Seawright, who has overseen the trucks being outfitted with the latest in electronic logging and tablet communication technology, has been hard at work, ensuring these top-of-the-line vehicles are road-ready. (more…)Read more
IMC Companies and TierPoint Join Forces to Strengthen Technological Efforts
IMC Companies Chief Information Officer Joel Tracy and Director of IT – Engineering and Operations Robert Spiecha recently discussed the history of IMC Companies and their relationship with the TierPoint data centers. Tracy commented, “TierPoint handles all of the power […]Read more
Intermodal Trucking Sees 2020 As Year Of Tough Laws, Cost Increases
Intermodal and drayage carriers are winding down a year that for many meant only modest growth in container trucking. On the international side, the National Retail Federation projected another record year for U.S. container imports, but it would amount to only a 1% increase in volumes over 2018. Domestic rail containers, meanwhile, saw a steeper drop of 4% from 2018.
As the industry looks toward 2020, there is hope among intermodal executives that container volumes will keep growing, albeit much of the growth may be in certain regions and for specific goods. Likewise, intermodal carriers want to see more done on the maritime link in the supply chain to improve efficiency. For its own part, container trucking will have to wrestle with a slew of regulations and cost increases that will require them to be more efficient as well.
Here are some views on how 2020 will shake out for intermodal.Read more
IMC Companies Awarded “Best In Benefits” In The Mid-South
Memphis-based IMC Companies once again received the Best in Benefits Award at a recent Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance event. The award recognizes employers who offer the best benefit plans relative to their peers. Using medical plan designs, premiums, and contributions […]Read more
IMC Companies Acquires TRANSInternational System
IMC Companies, a national leader in intermodal logistics announced that, effective October 18, it acquired TRANSInternational System, an industry leader founded in 1973.
“I am impressed with TRANSInternational’s leadership, history, services, values and team members,” said Mark H. George, Chairman of IMC Companies. “I look forward to welcoming their team into our family of brands.”
IMC Companies will be merging TRANSInternational System’s operations into Ohio Intermodal Services, Intermodal Cartage Company, DNJ Intermodal Services and Atlantic Intermodal Services. (more…)Read more