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James R. Hertwig

James Hertwig

Hertwig Transportation Consulting

DTI Board Member



James R. Hertwig, a native Pennsylvanian, brings 47 years of freight transportation experience to Hertwig Transportation Consulting (HTC). HTC specializes in providing business advisory and consulting service in the logistics industry inclusive of Intermodal, Rail, Truckload, LTL and Ocean transportation

Prior to establishment of HTC, Jim served over seven years as President and CEO of Florida East Coast Railway until his retirement in December 2017. He worked for six years as President of CSX Intermodal, Inc. Previous to his association with CSXI, Jim spent nearly nine years as President of Landstar Logistics, a transportation services company and one of the largest truckload carriers in North America.

During 1994 and 1995, Jim 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. Jim also spent 13 years holding key management positions at CF Motor Freight, a nationwide LTL carrier.

In October 2017, the Transportation Institute at the University of Denver elected Jim to serve as Board Chair. He had previously served for over ten years on the Board prior to this election. He was awarded the 2016 IANA Silver Kingpin Award, which is the intermodal industry's most prestigious award, recognizing his long-term contribution to intermodalism. Jim was most recently selected to serve a 3-year term on the Federal Reserve Trade & Transportation Advisory Council commencing 2017. He recently concluded a third term on the Board of Directors for Intermodal Association of North America and his panel participation on a Technical Peer Review of the U.S. Maritime Administration's (MARAD) study of the Panama Canal Expansion. In 2012, Jim was the first person outside the maritime industry to receive the Golden Compass Award from Seafarers' House at Port Everglades. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Trucking Association, the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board, and was FECR's representative to the Board of Directors for the Association of American Railroads.

Jim and his wife, Debbie, reside in Petaluma, California.