IMCG’s Harrison Hoof, III, Interviewed by News Channel 3
The pandemic has proven that truck drivers are essential workers. However, the American Trucking Association estimates that there is a shortage of 90,000 drivers each year.Read more
Cindy Markham Raises the Bar for Women in Trucking
According to the American Trucking Association, the trucking industry saw a 68% increase in the number of female drivers from 2010 to 2018. At the IMC Companies Family of Brands, we are committed to providing all drivers, especially women drivers, a professional and positive working environment.
“I think women definitely have a place in the trucking industry. We need more entrepreneurs. We need people on the ground who understand the industry and can push women to believe in themselves and realize it is not beyond their grasp.” -Cindy Markham, IMCG Company DriverRead more
Shippers applaud CMA CGM’s jump to Memphis gray chassis pool
Shippers and truckers are applauding a decision by CMA CGM to join the gray pool in Memphis, with the decision to embrace open choice making it less likely there will be a chassis shortage should volume spike after disruptions from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pass.
“[The decision] increases shipper efficiency, provides more affordable and timely chassis access, improves on-time container arrival at terminals and vessel loading, keeping bookings on CMA and APL vessels intact,” wrote Peter Friedmann, executive director of the Agricultural Transportation Coalition, in a letter to CMA CGM. “Your chassis policies in the South Atlantic and Mid-South support the competitiveness of agriculture and forest products exporters.” (more…)Read more
Dewanna Hopson: Professional Driver
The roaring waves colliding with the solid bottom of the waterfall entices an explorer, as the warming purr of an idle engine awaits its driver. The magnificence of a semi-truck can only be truly appreciated through the eyes of the enthusiastic. Long roads, stretched in silence; day after day, no single view the same. Trucking is a unique lifestyle well-known for its weight in uncertainty and complicated ordinances. But if you’re one of the lucky few to take notice, there is joy in the journey of discovery.Read more
IMC Companies Deploys New Line of Mack Trucks
IMC Companies recently purchased 125 Mack trucks. Rick Seawright, who has overseen the trucks being outfitted with the latest in electronic logging and tablet communication technology, has been hard at work, ensuring these top-of-the-line vehicles are road-ready. (more…)Read more
IMC Companies and TierPoint Join Forces to Strengthen Technological Efforts
IMC Companies Chief Information Officer Joel Tracy and Director of IT – Engineering and Operations Robert Spiecha recently discussed the history of IMC Companies and their relationship with the TierPoint data centers. Tracy commented, “TierPoint handles all of the power […]Read more
IMC Companies Proceeds with Plans for New Collierville Headquarters
(Memphis, TN) – IMC Companies, a national leader in intermodal logistics, has been approved for a PILOT (Payment-in-Lieu-of-Tax) for its planned 75,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Collierville, Tennessee. The three-story facility will be located in the office development area of Schilling Farms and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2021.
“We are excited about being in Collierville,” said Mark H. George, Chairman of IMC Companies. “This move will have tremendous value to our team members and their work environment.”
The new location offers easy access to walking trails, community centers, restaurants, shopping and a host of other amenities that will enhance quality of life for IMC Companies’ employees.
An estimated 152 jobs will be transferred to Schilling Farms. IMC Companies is the largest marine drayage company in the United States. The company was founded in Memphis in 1982.Read more
PILOT approved for IMC Companies relocation to Collierville
A 10-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) incentive was approved that will move the headquarters of IMC Companies to Collierville.
The intermodal logistics company with operating units across the U.S. will leave its space in Lenox Park in the 385 Corridor and relocate to Schilling Farms.
The company will invest $18.3 million in a three-story, 75,000-square-foot facility for its headquarters. A release said the company hopes construction is complete by the summer of 2021.
It will be the biggest expense the company has made since it opened in 1982, according to the release.
Fleming Architects will design the headquarters and Linkous Construction will build it.Read more
Largest Memphis intermodal firm readies for Collierville move
With a 10-year tax break in hand, the largest intermodal firm in the area is moving forward with its plans to move from Memphis to Collierville.
As the Memphis Business Journal reported in November, IMC Cos. is planning to build a 75,000-square-foot headquarters office in Collierville’s Schilling Farms that it intends to occupy by summer 2021.
On Dec. 9, Collierville’s board of mayor and aldermen approved the company for a 10-year PILOT (payment-in-lieu-of-taxes), which had been approved by Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris on Nov. 18. (more…)Read more
Intermodal Trucking Sees 2020 As Year Of Tough Laws, Cost Increases
Intermodal and drayage carriers are winding down a year that for many meant only modest growth in container trucking. On the international side, the National Retail Federation projected another record year for U.S. container imports, but it would amount to only a 1% increase in volumes over 2018. Domestic rail containers, meanwhile, saw a steeper drop of 4% from 2018.
As the industry looks toward 2020, there is hope among intermodal executives that container volumes will keep growing, albeit much of the growth may be in certain regions and for specific goods. Likewise, intermodal carriers want to see more done on the maritime link in the supply chain to improve efficiency. For its own part, container trucking will have to wrestle with a slew of regulations and cost increases that will require them to be more efficient as well.
Here are some views on how 2020 will shake out for intermodal.Read more