President and CEO
Florida East Coast Railway
DTI Board Member
James R. Hertwig brings 40 years of freight transportation experience to his position as president and chief executive officer of Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C. (FEC). FEC operates 351 miles of mainline track along the east coast of Florida. Prior to joining FEC in July 2010, Hertwig served as president of CSX Intermodal, Inc. (CSXI), a $1.5 billion corporation based in Jacksonville, Florida. Previous to his association with CSXI, Hertwig spent nearly 9 years as president of Landstar Logistics, a transportation services company and one of the largest truckload carriers in North America.
During 1994 and 1995, Hertwig served as president and CEO of Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation and also as chairman and CEO of Red Arrow Freight Lines, two large regional LTL Carriers. Before that, he spent eight years as president and CEO of Con-Way Intermodal, a multimodal truckload service provider and International NVOCC. Hertwig also spent 13 years holding key management positions at CF Motor Freight, a nationwide LTL carrier.
Hertwig began his carrier in the transportation industry in 1971 as a dock foreman with Associated Transport in Erie, Pennsylvania. Hertwig is beginning his third term on the board of directors for the Intermodal Association of North America. He has served on the board of directors for the Florida Trucking Association and the executive committee of the Transportation Research Board.