Schneider National Inc. announced that Derrel E. Chappell has been named director of wholesale business development for the company’s Intermodal division. Schneider says the addition of Chappell, who brings more than 40 years of rail-industry experience to the role, underscores its commitment to establishing a significant intermodal wholesale channel that maximizes shippers’ overall transportation spend.
“The intermodal marketplace has shifted dramatically during the past year,” says Steve Van Kirk, vice president of commercial operations for the Green Bay, Wis.-based company’s Intermodal sector. “Not only have relationships between the railroads and intermodal carriers changed, but transit times and rates have also been affected. These dynamics make it an ideal time to bring a wholesale offering to the marketplace, giving intermodal shippers more creative, cost-effective solutions for moving their freight.”
In his new role, Chappell will be responsible for Schneider’s relationship with intermodal marketing companies and third-party logistics providers, development of the company’s wholesale strategy, and growth of strategic customer relationships. Most recently, Chappell was with Pacer Stacktrain/APL.
“Derrel is highly skilled at knowing how to leverage the existing intermodal framework and knows where and when to push the limits,” Van Kirk says. “This kind of innovation and risk-taking make him a great asset to intermodal marketing companies, third-party logistics providers and shippers.”