Friday, September 29, 2017

Silver Kingpin Awarded

By Karen Robes Meeks

Intermodal veteran Robert Huffman was honored with the 2017 Silver Kingpin Award, the Intermodal Association of North America’s most prestigious award.

Huffman was honored September 18 at the Intermodal EXPO in Long Beach, California.

The now retired Huffman’s 41-year career spanned from being a block operator with Conrail to being vice president of intermodal for Norfolk Southern.

His work with Norfolk on the R3 initiative – right lane, right car and right unit – led to more efficient and lucrative intermodal traffic.

“Bob’s career has been spent advancing the intermodal industry,” said IANA president and CRO Joni Casey. “His accomplishments in moving the community forward by increasing rail freight capacity, reducing equipment errors and guiding the next generation of intermodal leaders are all representative of a career and an individual to be admired and honored with this award.”