Progressive Transportation Services CEO Named
Transportation and logistics industry veteran Jim Gillis was recently promoted to CEO of California-based Progressive Transportation Services (PTS). Previously, he worked for Gulf Intermodal Services (GIS) from 2011-2018 as regional manager and then regional vice president. Gillis got his start in the industry working for Intermodal Cartage (IMCG) from 1997-2004 in roles ranging from gate clerk to dispatch supervisor to customer service, fleet supervisor and regional manager. (more…)Read more
Shippers, truckers hit chassis roadblock in Memphis
A coalition including shippers attempting to solve chassis problems in Memphis, Tennessee, has encountered an obstacle in its effort to launch an interoperable grey pool.
Two chassis providers — TRAC Intermodal and DirectChassis Link, Inc. (DCLI) — killed a proposed solution agreed upon by an association of ocean carriers and coalition of beneficial cargo owners (BCOs), truckers, and Class I railroads. TRAC and DCLI contend the interoperable pool isn’t the answer, at least not right now. Flexi-Van Leasing supported the initiative. (more…)Read more
Ag shippers seek funding action for stressed out transportation system
At seemingly every turn in the supply chain, agribusiness shippers say they are feeling the hurt caused by rail and truck equipment shortages, burdensome ocean carrier fees, and overall freight congestion that they claim a strong federal freight funding package will help alleviate. (more…)Read more