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New IANA Board Member Roundtables Announced for O&M Meeting Taking place this year in Lombard, Ill., IANA's Intermodal Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting will offer multiple opportunities to engage in the industry's most pressing O&M issues. The event will be held May 3-5 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. Four facilitated roundtables are at the center of the problem-solving this spring: Dean Piacente, vice president, intermodal at CSX Transportation, has joined the IANA Board to represent the rail division. IANA's Scholarship Award Program Expanded IANA's Board of Directors has approved proposals submitted by College of Charleston, Georgia Southern University and Old Dominion University, granting each school an initial oneyear IANA Scholarship Award. Funding at the schools will be used for student tuition support, enhancement of academic curriculum related to freight and intermodal transportation, and study trips to major intermodal facilities. The three schools will join the University of Maryland, the University of North Florida, the University of North Texas and the University of Wisconsin - Superior, bringing the total number of undergraduate schools supported by IANA's Scholarship Award Program to seven. The eighth school and only graduate degree awardee is the Transportation Institute at the University of Denver. Since 2006, the Association's scholarship program has awarded more than $1.3 million to support students in university programs focused on freight transportation. To learn more about IANA's Scholarship Award Program, visit bit.ly/1WELHME. * * * Driver Treatment at Intermodal Facilities * Measuring Turn Times at Intermodal Facilities Gate Control Processes and the UIIA Intermodal Chassis Mechanic Qualifications, Certification and Training Standards The roundtables are scheduled for the morning and afternoon of Wednesday, May 4, and task force representatives will support relevant discussions. The Annual Golf Outing, intermodal facility tours, Supplier Showcase and Networking Reception, and committee meetings round out the three days of collaborative programming. For roundtable descriptions and the full program schedule, see the events page at www.intermodal.org. UMD Students to Conduct Membership Survey IANA members will soon receive a survey from University of Maryland students designed to measure overall satisfaction with the association's programs and identify industry issues of key interest to intermodal stakeholders. The survey is being done as part of the University's IANA Scholarship Award Program and will generate ideas for potential future research projects in which the students can engage. Students are nominated to conduct independent intermodal industry-wide research by Robert H. Smith School of Business faculty members who provide mentorship throughout the semester. The Smith School Office of Career Services also developed the Intermodal Job Portal as one of its scholarship activities last year. To learn more about the activities of the Supply Chain Management Fellows Program and The Intermodal Job Portal, visit bit.ly/1oNKXKC. Nominations Sought for Silver Kingpin Award A "Call for Silver Kingpin Nominations" has now been sent to all IANA voting members. Nominations will close on Apr. 1, to be followed by ballot selection of candidates. The Silver Kingpin Award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding contributions that have advanced the intermodal freight industry. Presentation of the award will take place at Intermodal EXPO 2016, set for Sept. 18-20 in Houston. For the award criteria and nomination process details, contact Jim Morrow, IANA's assistant vice president, membership, at jim.morrow@intermodal.org or 301-982-3400, ext. 314. March 2016 | Intermodal Insights 3 http://www.intermodal.org http://www.bit.ly/1oNKXKC http://www.bit.ly/1WELHME

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Insights - March 2016
Aviation Bill Backs Federal HOS
FMC Launches Supply Chain Innovation Team
ITC Looks into Chinese Truck Tires
New Board Member
Nominations Sought for Silver Kingpin Award
Roundtables Announced for O&M Meeting
UMD Students to Conduct Membership Survey
Keeping Quality Chassis on the Road
Information Services News
Freight Reports
Sustainability News
Port News
2016 Sponsors
In Brief
People in the News
State Legislative Update
Welcome New Members
Early Intermodalist Carmichael Dies
Intermodal Calendar

Insights - March 2016

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