WW RowlandIntermodal and trucking provider W.W. Rowland evaluates customers on six criteria to ensure its partnerships are working.

By Tim O’Connor, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston last August it shut down the Port of Houston for several days and made roads impassable. It was a challenging time to be working in logistics around the country’s largest port in terms of foreign tonnage, but companies such as W.W. Rowland still had to get goods moving. 

ICATICAT Logistics matches its extensive experience with useable data to create solutions for customers.

By Tim O’Connor

When Rick Campbell got into the logistics business in 1982 it was all about airfreight. Planes were the obvious choice for moving goods and materials with speed. Then the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks happened and aircraft all over the country were grounded for two days.

Koch CompaniesInvesting in its drivers and fleet helped Stan Koch & Sons Trucking Inc. reach a major milestone of 40 years and beyond serving the transportation industry.

By Jim Harris

Koch Trucking’s drivers do more for the company than just transport goods from one location to another. “We need them to be salesmen just as much as they are drivers,” says Todd Wright, director of maintenance for the Minneapolis-based group of companies. “Our drivers are well-dressed, courteous and knowledgeable people who deliver on time and represent who we are and what we do as a company. They help us sell our capabilities and make us look good.”

Tiger CoolTiger Cool Express focuses on building brand awareness to become the largest refrigerated intermodal carrier in the United States.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

Tiger Cool Express shipped its first temperature-controlled refrigerated intermodal container in 2014. In just four years, the company has grown quickly into one of the country’s leading cold chain carriers. “I believe one thing that would surprise people is that we are already a top 25 refrigerated transportation company by revenue,” CEO Steve Van Kirk says. “Because we’re a young company, a lot of people wouldn’t realize that.”  

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