Intermodal Association of Chicago
Welcome to the Intermodal Association of Chicago
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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:
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Dinner Meeting
"Hams & Turkey Night"
Ashton Place / Willowbrook, IL
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This directory of IAC Members is made available to 1000+ people who attend the annual December Holiday Party
* Deadline to advertise in the souvenir 2023-2024 Ad Book / Membership Roster is Monday, October 23, 2023
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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 8 - IL Trucking Assoc - Intermodal Conf. (Willowbrook, IL)
April 12 -Dinner & Intermodal Update - Ashton Place / Willowbrook, IL
May 8-10 IANA Ops & Business Meeting - Hilton / Oak Brook Hills Resort, IL
June 6 - Golf Outing - 7 Bridges / Woodridge, IL
September 5 - Golf Outing – 7 Bridges / Woodridge, IL
October 23 - Deadline for Ad Book Submission
November 8 (Wed)Dinner "Hams & Turkey" night - Ashton Place / Willowbrook, IL
December 6 (Wed)Holiday Dinner Party (at Drury Lane)
Our April 2023 speaker was Jason Hilsenbeck, owner of LoadMatch & websites. He gave the "Intermodal News Report". 290+ 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 (+41k added last year!) page 22. Drayage Demand levels, current Drayage Industry Demographics
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Dinner Meeting    more details
"Intermodal News Update"
by Jason Hilsenbeck
Ashton Place / Willowbrook,IL - 6pm
Has international and domestic container volumes reached the bottom? Plus latest 53' fleet counts, mergers/acquisitions, current draymen demographics, and more intermodal related news.
As of April 7, 2023:
Tickets: 278, Companies Attending: 128
* This event is sold out *
No tickets will be sold at the door.
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Holiday Dinner Party - December 7, 2022
Drury Lane / Oak Brook, IL
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1,268 tickets sold
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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
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