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Two RoadOne Employees Promoted to Director of Business Development Positions

Two RoadOne Employees Promoted to Director of Business Development Positions

– Corporate culture encourages development of young, innovative, in-house talent –

Randolph, Massachusetts, April 22, 2014RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a leading single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics services company, announces today that Jessica Cohen and Kendall Kellaway have both been promoted to Director of Business Development positions.  Jessica will be responsible for sales and customer engagement in the Midwest and Kendall will take over the reins in the Northeast.  RoadOne IntermodaLogistics is committed to developing its internal resources, especially young executives that provide fresh ideas, new energy and creative solutions.

With over 10 years of intermodal experience, Jessica Cohen possesses the industry and sales knowledge to deliver excellent, value-added experiences to customers in the Midwest region.  After several years in customer service and dispatch at another leading provider of intermodal trucking services, Jessica moved on to become a key account representative and eventually customer service manager at RoadLink.  Most recently, she’s served as operations manager for RoadOne’s Chicago branch.

After graduating from Babson Business School in 2011, Kendall helped lead key marketing initiatives at both Bluedrop Water , a water purification company, and E*Fill America, a national leader of distribution solutions, prior to joining RoadOne.   Both companies are affiliates of RoadOne IntermodaLogistics today.

“I am extremely pleased to promote these fine young executives from within the RoadOne organization to lead our sales efforts in their respective regions.  By investing in our young executives and helping to build their careers, we make a long-term investment that strengthens our management foundation with leaders that understand our culture and business,” said Ken Kellaway, CEO of RoadOne IntermodaLogistics.

Jessica Cohen, Director of Business Development, Midwest Region, Chicago, IL – 815.521.9200, jcohen@roadone.com

Kendall Kellaway, Director of Business Development, Northeast Region, Randolph, MA – 855.476.2366, kkellawayIII@roadone.com

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

 

RoadOne delivers a comprehensive single source logistics solution to customers by providing the highest quality, reliable port and rail container drayage, terminal operations, dedicated truckload solutions, transloading, warehousing and distribution solutions nationwide.  RoadOne operates in over 40 locations with 1,000 drayage tractors throughout key intermodal locations across North America.

RoadOne is committed to serving the changing logistics and transportation service needs of customers throughout North America.  This vision of consistently offering diversified service offerings means that RoadOne will grow and innovate to help customers meet not only their business requirements but also increase the satisfaction of their customers.  For more information, visit: www.roadone.com

 

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Company video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kxA4AS9kSk

Contacts: 

Kendall Kellaway III, RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, 855.476.2366, info@roadone.com

Carol Lerner, CKL Communications, 973.635.6923, ckl.communications@gmail.com

Annual Review & Outlook 2014: RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

Ken Kellaway, President and CEO 

There are many factors that are weighing heavily on the intermodal drayage business and exacerbating the contraction of drivers in the industry.

The transitional state of chassis equipment, changing over from steamship line management to drayage industry control, has resulted in inconsistent practices and inefficiency for drivers. The lack of standardization and diverse chassis options, including off-site and live-lift programs that require multiple stops, reduce driver productivity and motivation to remain in the drayage sector. As the economy picks up, new opportunities are opening up in other areas of trucking, such as truckload and construction, further reducing the driver pool.

Another factor that has had a major impact on intermodal drayage is government regulation. The hours of service rule that limits the number of hours a driver can be on the road has already reduced truck capacity by 3 to 5 percent and caused driver recruitment to decline. These industry events are counterintuitive to what needs to be done to support and build intermodal driver capacity. What can be done to preserve the drayage driver pool and prevent disruptions to the transportation of goods?

Price adjustments must become part of the solution to address the decline in intermodal driver capacity, especially with the significant growth in intermodal services, domestic and international. Increased pricing in the drayage sector will help preserve jobs and keep supply chains running efficiently. There also needs to be an increased focus on productivity, faster, more efficient turn-times, better chassis maintenance to reduce delays, and significantly improved chassis management to benefit drivers as well as supply chain performance. Additionally, the industry needs to support quality carriers who operate in a compliant, safe and efficient manner. The industry, all facets, must work together to reduce inefficiencies, standardize chassis, and develop solutions that prevent the drayage industry from becoming extinct.

Ken Kellaway is President and CEO of RoadOne IntermodaLogistics