• Inland Distribution
  • September 25- 27, 2023 | The Westin Chicago River North

Geoffrey Muessig


Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Geoffrey Muessig has over 34 years of experience in the transportation industry. He started his career with PITT OHIO in 1988 as a Sales Representative. Today, he serves as the organization’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Geoff is responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing efforts of PITT OHIO. He has successfully brought many new PITT OHIO service offerings to market including Fast Track, an award-winning, expedited Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) guaranteed shipping service; Heat Track, a guaranteed protect from freeze LTL shipping service, and The Reliance Network (TRNet) which was a nationwide LTL network that spanned North America. Today, Geoff also serves as Chairman of the LTL Digital Council. He received a MA degree from the University of Chicago, as well as an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. He has resided with his wife in Pittsburgh, PA since 1995.

Sessions With Geoffrey Muessig

Wednesday, 27 September

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm (CST) / 27/sep/2023 04:30 pm - 27/sep/2023 05:00 pm

    Trucking and Intermodal Emissions: Charting a More Sustainable Path

    Many shippers now actively assess the environmental impact of their supply chain. Shippers increasingly prioritize "ESG" scores, with a specific focus on the "E" for the environment. Within the transportation industry, the pivotal question centers on quantifying greenhouse emissions from ocean, rail, and trucking. This session will address the following questions: What benefits does intermodal rail offer, and how are railroads actively developing zero-emission or lower-emission alternatives to diesel locomotives? Is the option of hydrogen-powered locomotives feasible? It also will examine the challenges of implementing zero-emission vehicles in trucking. Are these vehicles too expensive? What stumbling blocks are trucking companies encountering in obtaining electricity from power companies to charge these trucks? Where would these vehicles best be used? How much freight can a zero-emissions truck handle compared to a conventional truck? And importantly, how can we get the multimodal view of carbon emissions across ocean, rail, and truck that many shippers say they want?