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

Jason Hilsenbeck

Loadmatch and Drayage.com


Jason Hilsenbeck is the founder of both the LoadMatch & Drayage.com websites, now 24 years online. Prior to the websites, Jason started his career in 1994 in the intermodal business doing operations and sales at Genex, a 3rd-Party Intermodal Marketing Company (IMC) and OTR brokerage in Chicago. Jason graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Transportation & Distribution, and is a member of TIA, IANA, NCBFAA, and current President of the Intermodal Association of Chicago. He is actively involved in day-to-day operations of both LoadMatch & Drayage.com websites and has a sense of current drayage trucking issues at the port & rail terminals across the country.

Sessions With Jason Hilsenbeck

Wednesday, 27 September

  • 01:35pm - 02:15pm (CST) / 27/sep/2023 06:35 pm - 27/sep/2023 07:15 pm

    Catching the Rebound — Preparing for Tomorrow's Surge Today

    Now that the surge of 2020 to 2022 has passed, the international supply chain has time to pause and examine what went well, what didn’t, and how to adjust for the next upswing. When examining ocean containers moving to inland rail ramps, there could be many changes forthcoming. In what markets will trucker-owned chassis become more prevalent? What will happen in a landmark chassis case between the trucking lobby and ocean carriers? And how will railroads adjust to these changes? Norfolk Southern Railway has begun a multi-year effort to convert wheeled terminals into a port-like grounded model and to introduce appointment systems to reduce truck turn times. Union Pacific Railroad is grounding all imports from California into the Global 4 terminal in Joliet and eliminated the no cherry-picking policy. This session will examine how railroads, truckers, and chassis lessors will learn from history.