John Wagner Jr

John Wagner Jr

Since joining the family business in 1976, John Wagner Jr. has done just about everything including sweeping the floors and loading trucks and boxcars. His job titles have evolved from Warehouse Manager, Traffic Manager, VP Operations, to his current role as President.   John is a graduate of the University of Kansas, received his transportation certificate from UMKC, and is a licensed ICC Practitioner. He is active in numerous civic and professional associations, including posts as past Chairman at Kansas City Smart Port, past President of the CSCMP Kansas City Roundtable, past President of KCTA, and he has been active in WERC. John currently serves on the Legal & Risk committee and Governmental Affairs Committees at the International Warehouse Logistics Association. He speaks on a regular basis across the country regarding issues of interest to the 3PL industry as well as the national economy. John also writes the Wagner blog, providing customers and other readers with timely, in-depth analyses of economic indicators and other important industry issues. This informative blog is becoming a must-read for leaders seeking to find meaning and value for their own companies behind the tsunami of numbers in the news every day. John focuses on the successful growth of Wagner Logistics by listening to customers and being their voice as solutions are shaped to fit their needs.   For additional information: John E. Wagner Jr., President Wagner Logistics 1201 East 12th Avenue North Kansas City, MO 64116 T: 816.421.3520 ext. 1303 M: 816.918.5308 E:

Solid Numbers Warm Early Arctic Blast

Dec 1, 2014
John Wagner Jr. oversees the upcoming holiday shopping season in regards of retail sales opportunities, online shopping and industrial production, including the latest transportation and intermodal news and challenges.

Sorting the Landscape by Land, Rail and Sea

Nov 5, 2014
Have a look at John Wagner’s perspective on the economy and today’s logistics landscape trends: Land, Rail and Sea.

Reading The Mixed Tea Leaves and Fighting Off High Freight Costs

Oct 17, 2014
There are mixed messages in the economic data as we enter the last quarter of the year. What does this mean for the economy and logistics industry in the run up to 2015?

Economy Heats Up Transport Demand

Sep 19, 2014
The economy continues to heat up while the temperatures cool down this fall season. Along with economic growth there is a greater demand on our nation’s transportation capacity.

Will Back-To-School Live Up to Economic Expectations?

Aug 22, 2014
John Wagner Jr examines the deficit in economists predictions for back to school spending as well as analyzing figures from June, July and August in the trucking & logistics industry

U.S. Economy Rebounds Despite International Unrest

Aug 4, 2014
John Wagner accompanies his latest set of figures from the industry with some brief commentary and his opinions about the statistics

Slow and Steady, Recovery Pushes On

Jul 21, 2014
John Wagner Jr. looks at figures from across the logistics industry and how they point to a slow but steady recovery for the US economy

Hot Housing News and the State of Logistics

Jul 2, 2014
John Wagner Jr provides figures, statistics ad his opinions on a variety of industries including housing, manufacturing and the supply chain

Four Trends In 2014 Transport

Jun 2, 2014
John Wagner Jr. looks at statistics from the logistics industry from April 2014

Logistics Winter Stats from John Wagner Jr.

Mar 7, 2014
John Wagner Jr. looks at problems facing logistics companies at the moment and provides a round up of current news and figures from the industry.