• Why NEARS?

In the past 6 months, I’ve used my NEARS connections to:

  • Do reference checks on a new TMS with folks who actually use the software
  • Fine a location to stage railcars near a customer to reduce our lead times and better manage inventories
  • Facilitate a transload operation
  • Ask dozens of questions on railcar maintenance, repair, and design
  • Find a specialty provider to cleaning and refitting of tank cars
  • Collect estimated costs to support multiple logistics feasibility studies
  • Help me train my employees into new roles
  • Recruit new team members
  • Locate railcar capacity for short term logistical support

At the last conference, I met:

  • 4 of my Railroad Account Managers and their Directors
  • Director and VP level executives from multiple leasing companies
  • 2 Investment Analysts who provide insight into the transportation industry as a whole
  • 20 new peers (shippers who manage rail for their companies)
  • 2 Transportation Software providers, who provide services that I am in the market for
  • 2 government officials that act as consumer advocates or shipper resources

As a result of my attendance, I got:

  • Updates on the rail market place from all the speakers and contacts I made
  • Access to a full list of attendees to be able to network with them in the future
  • Access to the presentations of the speakers and permission to contact them regarding the content that I used in business presentations

Past Attendees

Association of American Railroads
ABH Consulting
ADS Logistics,
Air Products
Alliance Shippers
American Biomass American Chemistry Council
Amtrak
AMTR
APL Logistics
Arkema Inc
BASF Beth Intermodal
Bethlehem Steel
The Blanchard Company
Blue Seal Feeds/Kent Nutrition
BNSF Railway
BOC Gas
Boxcar Services Canadian National Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway
Carboline Carload Express
CH Robinson
Chainalytics
Cordstrap USA
Covidian Credit Suisse
CSX Intermodal
CSX Transportation
Centralia Coal Sales Company
Custom Trains
Cyro Industries
DCM Consulting Group
D.M. Bowman
Dahlman Rose and Company
David Joseph Company
Diageo Global Supply
Dow Chemical Company
Dupont Eastman Kodak
EKA Chemicals
The Everett Railroad
Evonik Degussa Corporation
Farruggio Express
Finger Lakes Railway
First Light Power Resources
First Union Rail
Fore River Transportation
Formosa Plastics,
Fraser Paper
FRN LLC, GATX Corporation
GE Capital Railcar
Genessee and Wyoming Railroads
General Mills Georgia Pacific
G.O.Hawbaker
Hapag Lloyd (Americas) Inc.
Hart Transportation
HDR One Company
Heinz North America
HNTB Group Housatonic Railroad
Hub Group
Intermodal Services and Delivery Company
International Paper
International Warehouse Logistics Association,
IONX LLC
Iron Horse
Dahlman Rose and Company
David Joseph Company
Diageo Global Supply
Dow Chemical Company
Dupont Eastman Kodak

EKA Chemicals
The Everett Railroad
Evonik Degussa Corporation
Farruggio Express
Finger Lakes Railway
First Light Power Resources
First Union Rail
Fore River Transportation
Formosa Plastics
Fraser Paper
FRN LLC
GATX Corporation
GE Capital Railcar
Genessee and Wyoming Railroads
General Mills Georgia Pacific
G.O.Hawbaker
Hapag Lloyd (Americas) Inc.
Hart Transportation
HDR One Company
Heinz North America
HNTB Group Housatonic Railroad
Hub Group
Intermodal Services and Delivery Company
International Paper
International Warehouse Logistics Association
IONX LLC
Iron Horse
Island Environmental Group
J.B. Hunt
J.F. Hillebrand
USA Inc.
J.M. Huber
J.R. Simplot Company
Joseph Transportation
Journal of Commerce
The Kraft Group
Landstar Inc.
Maine Department of Transportation
Mass Central Railroad
Mass Coastal Railroad
Maxem Consulting
Mayor of Providence
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
MHF Logistics
Miller/Coors
Modalgistics
Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railroad
NIT League
Nestle
New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Norske Skog
North Shore Railroads
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.
Ocean World Lines Omya Inc.
Owens Corning
Pacer International
Pan Am Railways
Penn State University
Pennsylvania General Energy Company
Pepperidge Farms
Performance Polymers
The Pillsbury Company
Pinnacle Food Corporation
Pioneer Valley Railroad
Port of NY/NJ

Port of Portland Maine
Port of Providence
Port of Tacoma
Professional Logistics Group Inc.
Providence and Worcester RR
Q-Sales
Quality Transportation Services
Quebec Metal Powders
Rail Ex LLC
Rail Inc.
RailAmerica
Railserve
Rawson Materials
Reading and Northern Railroad
Regional Rail LLC
REZ-1
Rhodia
RMI Inc.
Safe Handling
Sappi Fine Paper North America
Schneider Logistics
Schnitzer Northeast
Sea2sky Logistics
SMS Rail
Solo Cup Company
SP Newsprint
Specialty Minerals
Standard Brands
St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad
Stora-Enso Corporation
Sunoco Inc.
Surface Transportation Board
Target Transportation
Timbertech
Transcentric TransSystems
Transportation Planning and Resource Group
TrinityRail Inc.
Tropicana/Pepsi
TJX Companies
TTS LLC
TTX Company Unilever
Union Pacific Railroad
University of Rhode Island
URS Corporation
US Department of Homeland Security
US Environmental Protection Agency
Valley Distribution
Vermont Rail System
Verso Paper
Walnut Industries
Walsh Transportation
Watco Companies
Waterson Terminal Services LLC
Western Fuel Association
White Rock Distilleries
,Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce
Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.