Freight and Logistics Division

James K. Polk Building, Suite 400
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615.741.4031
Fax: 615.741.0865


photo of Daniel Pallme
Daniel Pallme
Assistant Chief of Environment and Planning / Freight and Logistics Director
Daniel.Pallme@tn.gov

The Freight and Logistics Division provides leadership on issues of rail, water and highway freight. The division serves as a liaison between TDOT and freight stakeholders in an effort to find opportunities to improve access for existing freight and appropriately prepare for the projected increases in freight as it moves in and out of the state. The primary focus areas for the division include water, short-line railroads, Section 130 rail program, rail inspection, highway freight and technology, freight advisory committees and the freight and state rail plan updates.