Intermodal Association of Chicago
Welcome to the Intermodal Association of Chicago
SPONSOR LINKS: Trinium Technologies Software for Intermodal Trucking Companies of All Sizes

TRAC Intermodal Nations Leading Chassis Pool Manager and Provider

North America Chassis Pool Cooperative (NACPC)
Chassis Leasing, Premium and Common Use Pool

Envio 360 - Drayage Optimization Platform Drayage Optimization Platform

DCLI Largest Provider of Marine and Domestic Chassis.

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics
Nationwide Intermodal Trucking Services

HNI Risk Advisors
Insurance & Risk Management Services

Intermodal LoadMatch
IAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of intermodal transportation. Our mission is to facilitate the growth of intermodal transportation through exchange of experience and knowledge and development of greater understanding of intermodal concepts.
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Upcoming Events:
May 6-8, 2024
IANA Business Meeting
May 6-8, 2024 Intermodal Operations & Business Meeting - Westin / Lombard, IL
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Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Seven Bridges / Woodridge, IL
Lunch: 11:30am
Shotgun Start: 12:30pm
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September 18, 2024
MSC "Operation Smile" Golf Outing
Ruffled Feathers / Lemont, IL
Mediterranean Shipping Company - MSC is hosting 10th annual charity golf event "Operation Smile". Golf tickets and Sponsorships are available. There will be a raffle for prizes including a MSC CRUISE
Our April 2024 speaker was Jason Hilsenbeck, owner of LoadMatch & websites. He gave the "Intermodal News Report". 280+ people in attendance. For presentation, see lower left side, look for "PPT". Jason Hilsenbeck - Intermodal News Speaker
53ft Container Fleet Grand Total, private and rail owned (first time ever in history, no overal increase) page 27. Drayage Demand levels, current Drayage Industry Demographics, CN-Channahon "Chicago Logistics Hub", complaints on
Ad Book
This directory of IAC Members is made available to 1000+ people who attend the annual December Holiday Party
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Scholarship Checks Mailed
$28,260 was awarded to 24 successful candidates. Checks were mailed August 5, 2023
January no meeting
March 13:IL Trucking Assoc - Intermodal Conf. (Willowbrook, IL)
April 3:Dinner & Intermodal Update - Ashton Place / Willowbrook, IL
May 6-8 IANA Ops & Business Meeting - Westin / Lombard, IL
June 11 Golf Outing - 7 Bridges / Woodridge, IL
September tbd Golf Outing – 7 Bridges / Woodridge, IL
October 21:Deadline for Ad Book Submission
November tbdDinner "Hams & Turkey" night - Ashton Place / Willowbrook, IL
December 4 (Wed)Holiday Dinner Party (at Drury Lane)
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Holiday Dinner Party
Drury Lane / Oak Brook, IL
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127 tables 1,278 tickets sold
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Our November 2023 speaker was Jason Hilsenbeck, owner of LoadMatch & websites. He gave the "Intermodal Update-Part 2" Jason Hilsenbeck - Intermodal News Speaker
Around 155 people attended. A good night of networking indeed.
International & Domestic Container Volumes Are Up
Still A Driver Surplus
India Based Drayage Brokers
Why Railroads will never change
2024 Outlook

The most important part from presentation: NOT a Freight Recession, this is an Over Capacity challenge.
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Patriot Transport of Carol Stream IL is a Ukrainian family-owned trucking company, and needs items such as wheel chairs, crutches, first aid kits, charging cables, power banks, NEW items like bed sheets, thermal underwear, and more items needed to survive

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Our November 2022 speaker was Jason Hilsenbeck, owner of LoadMatch & websites. He gave the "Intermodal Update - Part 2" Jason Hilsenbeck - Intermodal News Speaker
Around 250 people attended, even Jeff Silver (Backhaulers/Coyote fame) was there. A very good night of networking indeed.
Drayage Demand Declining (pg7)
Drayage Trucking Stats (pg18)
Drayage Driver Bill of Rights (pg21)
Where did the Chassis go? (pg26)
Why Railroads will never change (pg28)

The most important part from presentation: if there are appox 70,000 combined pool ocean chassis in Chicago, and all those dropped containers came back just 1 day faster, it would feel like another 10,000 chassis were available. Second most important point: the shortage of Lift Machines and Labor working in the rail terminals is completely separate issue from shortage of chassis. The # of hours drivers spend waiting for lifts when the driver actually has a chassis is ridiculous.
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August 2nd, 2019, we reserved the entire brand-new Odyssey River Cruise boat. Food was amazing, prepared fresh onboard, with premium open bar. This is a new service that glides up the North Branch of the Chicago river, then down the South Branch then back to Michigan Ave, a very smooth ride compared to our previous events out on the lake. IAC River Cruise
At the October 2018 dinner, we had "Women in Intermodal, a Panel Discussion". It was a well attended meeting, with the panelists being from rail, drayage, 3PL, and driver perspective. The topics ranged from success stories, challenges faced and recommendations for improving the recruiting, retention and promotion of women in intermodal. Women in Intermodal Panel Discussion
* Special thanks to our Past Presidents for attending the March 2018 dinner meeting!
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IAC Past Presidents
* Special thanks to our 2016 Scholarship Winners and sponsors for attending the January 2017 dinner meeting! view picture IAC Scholarship Winners
George Baima (1937 - 2013)
50th Anniversary Dinner & Dance
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ContainerPort Group
Intermodal Terminal & Cargo Transportation Services

FlexiVan - Aim360
Pool Management & Daily Chassis Leasing

Kiswani National Container, Dry, Reefer, Flatbed Trucking

Cushing Transportation
Celebrating over 150 years of service

Container/Truck Parking
Container/Truck Parking for your daily or monthly needs

Intermodal Trucking Software for Container / Truckload

Freight Ninja, Container/Truck Parking
10 Chicago area locations for truck and container parking

The Drayage Directory

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