A Broker's Introduction to Intermodal Transportation was jointly developed by several of TIA’s railroad associate members. There are actually five Major Railroads who are active in TIA. Their participation and investment is proof of their interest in wanting to do business with TIA Members. It is a great time in Intermodal to get on board and this course can help you catch that train. Registration is $525 for members and $1525 for non-members. The eight week on-line course will teach participants about:
- The differences between Class I, Regional, and Local rail services, and the advantages and disadvantages they each bring to intermodal transportation.
- An explanation of the intermodal process from start to finish, particularly the broker’s role in coordinating other players, and what to reasonably expect from the process.
- The customs requirements for transborder freight set down by Canadian and Mexican authorities.
- Understanding key concepts of the process of selling intermodal transportation.
Jeff Brashares - CMA-CGM
Kristy Knichel - Knichel Logistics
Shelli Austin - InTek Freight & Logistics, Inc.
Schedule of Activities for Quarter 4, 2023:
Introduction to Intermodal:
Start Date: September 25, 2023
Start Module 1- Intermodal Past and Present: September 25, 2023
Student Orientation with TIA Staff & Course Instructor: Week of October 2, 2023
Start Module 2 – Who Uses Intermodal?: October 9, 2023
Start Module 3 – Understanding EDI: October 16, 2023
Start Module 4 – Equipment: October 23, 2023
Virtual Office Hours With Instructor(s): Week of October 30, 2023
Start Module 5 – Risk Prevention: November 6, 2023
Start Module 6 - International Services: November 13, 2023
Start Module 7 - Pricing and Charges: November 20, 2023
Start Module 8 - Promotion of Services: November 27, 2023
Virtual Office Hours With Instructor(s): Week of December 4, 2023
Introduction to Intermodal Final Exam: December 14, 2023