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Adam Rodery

MODE Global

Vice President, Intermodal and Rail

Adam has over 20 years of intermodal experience in various capacities and has been part of MODE Global since 2006. Prior to MODE Transportation, Adam held positions at Kansas City Southern Railway and JB Hunt Transport. Currently, Adam serves as the Vice President of Intermodal and Rail overseeing more than 275,000 annual intermodal shipments under the MODE Global umbrella of companies with revenues of $3.4 billion.   

Since 2010, Adam has served as Treasurer of the Special Organization Founded to Aid Special Kids (SOFTASK) and has been an active board member since 2006.

Adam holds a Master of Science in Intermodal Transportation from the University of Denver and a BSBA in Marketing Management from the University of Arkansas. 

Sessions With Adam Rodery

Tuesday, 27 September

  • 03:15pm - 03:45pm (CST) / 27/sep/2022 08:15 pm - 27/sep/2022 08:45 pm

    Intermodal II: Domestic Intermodal Service

    Putting domestic containers on the rail can save shippers a lot of money, if they can deal with service that has historically been less consistent than long-haul trucking. The US Class I railroads are working hard to provide a truck-like service to shippers, simplifying networks, especially on domestic intermodal, which generally provides faster end-to-end service than international intermodal. Nevertheless, there have been service disruptions this year in Dallas, Chicago, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Seattle-Tacoma with strong demand and equipment supply challenges as container and chassis turns are well below pre-pandemic levels. Meanwhile, Schneider National will switch from BNSF Railway to Union Pacific Railroad in 2023, a reshuffling that could change how much business shippers do with top intermodal marketing companies (IMCs). This session will explore these issues and discuss how the US intermodal network will keep containers flowing as asset-based IMCs expand their container fleets.