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  • September 25- 27, 2023 I The Westin Chicago River North
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Sam Niness

Norfolk Southern

President, Triple Crown Services

Sam began his 40 year transportation career with his family founded trucking company Chemical Leaman Tank Lines, setting up their first marketing programs, and diversifying the carrier into new ventures, including a bulk container Intermodal service.

In 1989, he joined Conrail’s Intermodal Department, holding various business development positions. In 1997 Sam became President of their wholly owned third party logistics company, Conrail Direct.

After Conrail’s acquisition, Sam went on to hold executive positions in technology, logistics, trucking and consulting. In 2005, Sam returned to railroading, joining Norfolk Southern’s brokerage subsidiary Thoroughbred Direct.

In 2016, Sam was given the additional role of President Triple Crown, a licensed Motor Carrier offering RoadRailer Services to the Auto Industry. Triple Crown also provides drayage to support Norfolk Southern’s Intermodal Community. 

Sessions With Sam Niness

Tuesday, 27 September

  • 10:30am - 11:15am (CST) / 27/sep/2022 03:30 pm - 27/sep/2022 04:15 pm

    View From the Top: A Conversation With Industry Leaders

    This C-level roundtable discussion will provide context to the market indicators laid out by the preceding panel of analysts, while gauging the mindset and outlook of industry stakeholders as 2022 draws to a close and 2023 approaches. What do industry leaders expect in imports and exports, domestic transportation volumes and pricing, warehousing and trucking capacity, inventories and trade? What problems demand attention and solutions?