DCLI to Raise Chassis Fees; Trucking Response Mixed

Direct ChassisLink Inc. will raise daily chassis rates it charges truckign companies to haul contianers from ports in the Southeast, Gulf Coast and Midwest beginning Dec. 15, following similar increases from Trac Intermodal and Flexi-Van Leasing Inc. this summer. DCLI will raise rates 50 cents in the Southeast and Gulf Coast to $19 and $19.50,… Read more »

Lawmakers Working to Boost Local Logistics, Transportation Sectors

Lawmakers representing the Memphis area on both the state and federal levels are taking steps to help the area’s transportation and logistics sectors in 2017 – from a second swipe at a federal grant to redevelop Lamar Avenue to the resubmission of a state bill that would incentivize companies for reducing wait times for truck… Read more »

Trans-Pacific cargo rolled on spot rate strength and late peak-season surge

US importers are riding an increase in rolled cargo, as trans-Pacific eastbound spot rates hold at levels at twice that of some contracted prices and vessel utilization inches up on a late peak-season surge. While the increased freight rates provide a measure of relief to an ocean carrier industry that is expected to loose as… Read more »

IMC Companies Completes National Footprint with Acquisition of Progressive Transportation Services

Memphis-based IMC Companies is adding another top-tier company to its family of brands. Effective July 1, California-based Progressive Transportation Services (PTS) has become part of IMC Companies, a national leader in intermodal logistics. PTS will continue to serve customers throughout the entire west coast market, and will now operate as part of IMC Companies. This… Read more »

From ‘a desk and a telephone’ to $300 million in revenue

Despite having more than 2,000 employees in multiple cities and close to $300 million in revenue, Mark George, chairman of IMC Cos., attributes his business’ success to one simple thing: “Being in the right place at the right time with the right idea has a lot to do with the success of IMC,” George says…. Read more »

Incentive sought to keep trucks rolling

Brandon Musso believes reduced trucker waiting times at warehouse docks could make a dent in the national truck driver shortage. Musso wants to start with Tennessee by creating a state tax incentive for shippers to reduce downtimes for truckers picking up and dropping off loads of freight. A logistics director for third party logistics provider… Read more »

IMC Companies opening Ohio unit

IMC Companies is launching Columbus-based Ohio Intermodal Services to provide container drayage services in the Ohio Valley. IMC chairman Mark George tapped Barry Bernard to lead the new company. Bernard came on board at IMC in 2013 when the Memphis-based intermodal logistics company bought Express America Trucking Inc., which Bernard started in 2000. To read… Read more »