Operations Committee


IANA's Operations Committee is responsible for fostering better operational practices between intermodal transportation providers to ensure that customers receive the highest level of service. The Committee acts as a facilitator in resolving operational problems between and among intermodal providers — i.e. terminal operators, intermodal equipment providers and motor carriers. Specific focus areas involve terminal efficiencies, intermodal equipment interchange and driver productivity.

Current Leadership


Gerry Bisaillon


Hampton Lee
South Carolina Ports Authority


Mark McKendry
NFI Industries


Kevin Lhotak
Reliable Transportation Specialists, Inc.

Next Meeting

Speed Meeting (virtual)
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern

In-person Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Central
Operations, Safety & Maintenance Business Meeting, Oak Brook, Illinois
See the agenda.

Previous Meeting

Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 12:00 PM Eastern

View Presentation

  • Intermodal Operations Committee presentation from the March 7, 2023 virtual meeting.
  • Intermodal Operations Committee presentation from the September 12, 2022 meeting.
  • FMC Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel’s Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI) Preliminary Recommendations Presentation to the Joint Committee Education Session on September 12, 2022.


  • Minutes from the September 12, 2022 meeting.
  • Minutes from the May 3, 2022 meeting.
  • Minutes from the February 15, 2022 meeting.
  • Minutes from the September 12, 2021 meeting.

Task Force

Geofence Task Force

Leader: Ted Prince, Tiger Cool Express

The goal of the task force is to collect - and make available as part of the terminal directory - terminal geofence coordinates. If readily available, the task force will also collect geofence information for subprocess areas such as gates, parking, and roadability locations. The goal is to facilitate collection and encourage participation to provide terminal geofence data and make it available within the next 12 months for all North American intermodal terminals.

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Working Group

Railroad API

Leader: Jeremy Hayden, Union Pacific