''Pivotal Time'' at NITL

''Pivotal Time'' at NITL

Copyright 2003, Traffic World, Inc.

I just read your editorial on Ed Emmett''s announcement ("Texas Calling," Jan. 13) and want to tell you that I thought it was great and right on point. Ed has done an excellent job of leading the National Industrial Transportation League over the last years to the position of prominence that we now enjoy. Replacing him will be a challenge.

I also appreciate your comment about the league and its future. We are indeed at a "pivotal time" for the league and our focus will be on how to provide our membership with a value for them and their companies. As we all know, the freight transportation industry is going through enormous change and will require all of us to work together to improve an already great system.

I appreciate your support and look forward to working with you and the entire Traffic World staff in these exciting times.

John B. Ficker

Weyerhaeuser Co.

Federal Way, Wash.