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

Reed Janousek

Union Pacific

Assistant Vice President - Intermodal Sales, Marketing and Sales

Reed Janousek currently serves as the Assistant Vice President – Intermodal Sales for Union Pacific. In this role, he has responsibility for all sales and strategy activities for both domestic and international customers.

Janousek began his Union Pacific career in 2011 as a member of the corporation’s audit staff. In 2013, he moved to the railroad’s Network Planning Department. Janousek joined Marketing and Sales in 2016 and held both sales and marketing roles on the grain, energy, bulk, metals, and commercial strategy teams.

Janousek graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received an MBA from Creighton University.

He and his wife, Kiley enjoy the outdoors, traveling and spending time with their daughters Eden, Emry and Elliot.

Sessions With Reed Janousek

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?