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11/15/2006



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Miller wins IANA's 2006 Silver Kingpin Award; chassis pool team takes home achievement award


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The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) recently named Gordon Miller winner of the 2006 Silver Kingpin Award, which recognizes an individual’s career-long contributions to the intermodal industry.

A former senior executive in the railroad, water carrier, trucking, intermodal marketing and supply industries, Miller played a key role in launching an intermodal service with truckers during his tenure at the Wabash Railroad. He began his transportation career in 1952 at the Erie Railroad.

Miller also established an intermodal equipment maintenance operation for Transamerica Transportation Services, held executive positions at Pines Trailer and served as chairman of Star Transportation before retiring.

“Gordon is truly a pioneer in many respects, including his successful efforts as a railroader to work with over-the-road truckers more than three decades before that business began to move toward a true partnership,” said IANA Chairman Michael Wilson in a prepared statement.

Past Silver Kingpin winners include trucking industry duo Greg and Judy Stefflre, long-time Mi-Jack Products Inc. employee Raymond Tippit Sr., Rail Management Services Inc. President John Gray and Progressive Railroading co-founder Frank Richter.

Meanwhile, IANA also named Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (OCEMA) and Virginia International Terminals (VIT) co-recipients of the 2006 Intermodal Achievement Award. The association honored the companies’ efforts to improve international chassis productivity.

OCEMA and VIT teamed up to create the Hampton Roads Chassis Pool II at Norfolk, Va.-area ports. The ocean and motor carrier pool helped reduce chassis inventory 23 percent and increase utilization 27 percent, IANA said.


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