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

Nathan Browne

Werner Enterprises

Vice President, Logistics

Nathan Browne is the Vice President of Werner Logistics, a key component of the company’s portfolio of transportation service solutions. Browne is responsible for all of Werner Enterprises’ intermodal and drayage service offerings. He began his career at Werner in 2003 as a driver manager within the truckload operations group. During his time at Werner Enterprises, he has held leadership roles in both Operations and Sales within the Van Network and Logistics. Browne holds a Business Administration degree from Bellevue University in Omaha, NE. 

Sessions With Nathan Browne

Tuesday, 26 September

  • 03:15pm - 03:45pm (CST) / 26/sep/2023 08:15 pm - 26/sep/2023 08:45 pm

    Domestic Intermodal Pricing — What You're Getting for Your Dollar

    The Journal of Commerce Intermodal Savings Index is showing that 2023 is the year of the shipper. Pricing power was in their corner during contract negotiations in the first and second quarters. Cheap truckload rates provided stiff competition to intermodal providers on lanes less than 1,200 miles. Trucks were cheaper than trains on several key lanes, making it difficult for intermodal providers to keep volume. On long hauls, particularly out of Los Angeles, asset-owning intermodal providers who brought in more than 37,000 new boxes in 2022 jockeyed for market share by slashing rates to manage their container glut. Non-asset intermodal providers struggled to fend off trucking and asset-owning competitors without significant sacrifice to margins. This session will explore whether any peak season has materialized, its impact on rates, and a look ahead to whether the scales will tip back toward carriers in 2024.