APL Logistics said yesterday it has hired Dave Howland away from Schneider National Inc. to fill the position of vice president, land transport services, where he will be in charge of expanding APL Logistics' intermodal presence.
Howland has a strong intermodal pedigree. In addition to serving as vice president, rail management at Schneider, he has held top intermodal positions at third-party logistics (3PL) giant C.H. Robinson Worldwide and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.
APL Logistics said in a statement that Howland will focus on expanding its domestic transport capabilities.
"We're moving forward to reposition APL Logistics in the domestic intermodal markets and in building greater coverage in our land-based transportation services to better serve our international, contract logistics and domestic customers," said APL Logistics President Jim McAdam. "Dave is uniquely qualified to help us reach our commercial objectives."
Container shipping line APL, which was one of the first to develop intermodal rail transport for international shipments in the 1980s, has over the years built a complementary U.S. domestic rail business. The company said it plans to significantly increase its participation in that segment.
Howland will be based at APL Logistics' North America headquarters in Phoenix.