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Michael Baumgardt


Senior Vice President and General Manager-Intermodal

Michael Baumgardt is the Senior Vice president of Intermodal at Schneider, a premier provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services. In this position, he oversees Schneider’s Intermodal division, including commercial strategy, sales, customer service, network planning and operations.

Previously, Baumgardt was the Vice President of Network Optimization for Schneider’s Intermodal division. Baumgardt started his career with Schneider in 2001 in customer service and has served in many leadership roles across sales, network management and operations.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science from Denver University.

Sessions With Michael Baumgardt

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.