IANA Delivers Comprehensive Guide for Intermodal

January 03, 2019

IANA Delivers Comprehensive Guide for Intermodal

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CALVERTON, MD, January 3, 2019 –The Intermodal Association of North America released, in print and digital format, a first-of-its-kind resource, “The IANA Guide to Chassis Inspection and Repair: Intermodal Recommended Practices.” The Guide details all the elements for the inspection, repair and replacement of components on the North American fleet of intermodal chassis. This project was designed to support the critically important tasks of recruiting, training and retaining quality mechanics.

Steve Keppler, senior vice president at IANA, shared, “We commend the extraordinary amount of time, dedication and commitment that industry experts put into the development of this valuable resource.” He added, “The impact of these recommended practices will have far-reaching effects on improving the safety and utilization of chassis long into the future.”

The anticipated benefits from the guide are industry-wide. Improved repair quality should augment safety, reduce roadside breakdowns and improve customer service. The 300-page manual also serves as a basis for chassis mechanics training curriculum, while supporting company recruitment and retention efforts.

Print and digital versions are available for purchase. The print Guide is durable, designed to withstand heavy use in a shop environment or on the road. The digital content can be personalized by adding fully searchable notes, highlights and bookmarks and is available for use on any device – desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Digital subscribers will also receive content updates and additions as they become available.

For more information about the Guide, visit the IANA website.

IANA’s roster of more than 1,000 corporate members includes railroads, ocean carriers, ports, intermodal truckers and over-the-road highway carriers, intermodal marketing and logistic companies, and suppliers to the industry. This roster gives IANA a unique position within the intermodal community, one which is authoritative, holistic and able to affect change that benefits everyone. IANA consistently supports the shared needs, interests, and goals of its diverse members — regardless of mode or function — with business solutions, education, and networking opportunities.