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6 The Journal of Commerce | Januar y 6 2020 2020 ANNUAL REVIEW & OUTLOOK Voices of 2019 On the US trucking market: "The robust market of 2018 catapulted truck orders to new heights, and now we have more equipment on the road than freight to fill them, but a shi may be on the horizon." Geo Turner, president and CEO, Choptank Transport On US drayage and chassis: "Dedicated drayage and chassis models under multi-year agreements, with mutually agreed upon KPIs, are becoming more the norm. Savvy shippers are locking up partners and capacity to weather the storm of uncertainty." Patrick Maher, executive vice president, Gulf Winds On technology and supply chain e iciency: "A global system that enables optimal planning and execution driven by high-quality, real-time data flowing freely across borders, boundaries, and logistics providers, from the moment an order is conceived through to delivery to the final customer, is the goal." Richard White, founder and CEO, WiseTech Global On federal electronic logging device (ELD) rules: "Now that the ELD compliance mandate has passed, carriers will need to utilize this new technology to capture important analytics to help optimize the movement of their fleets." Marty Freeman, COO, Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) On new laws regarding driver classification as independent contractors: "This legislative push will cause a serious disruption in the intermodal freight supply chain and increase shipping costs, and it demonstrates a lack of understanding from state legislators about the intermodal business." Joni Casey, president and CEO, Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) On the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA): "A ratified USMCA could bring much-needed certainty to North American trade and lay the groundwork for new foreign direct investment into Mexico." Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, president and CEO, Kansas City Southern On US government policy: "What can the US government do to help exporters, without negotiating with another country? Increase trucking e iciency." Peter Friedmann, executive director, Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) On the US industrial real estate market: "Logistics companies have now seen eight straight years of rent growth pressuring their operating margins… fueled by dramatic investments in e-commerce infrastructure." Blaine Kelley, Senior Vice President, CBRE

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