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

Val Noel

TRAC Intermodal

Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Val T. Noel joined TRAC Intermodal as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer in November 2013. Mr. Noel is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. Before joining TRAC Intermodal, he held several senior leadership positions at Pacer International, Inc., and its affiliate, Pacer Cartage, most recently as Executive Vice President of Intermodal Operations and President, respectively. Prior to Pacer, Mr. Noel worked at CSX from 1983 to 2004 where he held several management positions to include drayage, terminal operations, equipment management, and President of the Intermodal Division. Mr. Noel is active in the Intermodal Industry and has been a past board member of TTX and IANA and the past chairman of the IANA Operations Committee.  

Sessions With Val Noel

Wednesday, 27 September

  • 01:00pm - 01:30pm (CST) / 27/sep/2023 06:00 pm - 27/sep/2023 06:30 pm

    Waiting on the Rebound: Will There Be Enough Chassis to Go Around?

    It’s the critical piece of equipment for that final mile: the chassis. No container goes on the road without one. That became very clear in the COVID-related boom in freight demand in 2020-2022 when there were chronic shortages of available chassis across major inland hubs. Now that the supply-and-demand curve is balanced, chassis providers are trying to learn from what happened and be better prepared for the rebound. In this session, we will explore those lessons learned and how three chassis lessors will apply that knowledge going forward.