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RECAP
Consulting, featured industry executives from CMA CGM,
FlexiVan, Hub Group and Union Pacific. They identified
operational issues and opportunities that face intermodal and
shared what the road ahead might look like. (See article on page
9 for more.)

Practices and Priorities

Innovating the Future
The Innovations for Intermodal Operations roundtable, led by
Dave Hensal of Eagle Systems and Than Seeds with American
Intermodal Management, asked what participants viewed as the
biggest challenges facing intermodal operations and how best to
begin working towards their solutions. Ideate, concept, solution
and implement - these are the four phases of innovation. Hensal
and Seeds walked through how this sequence could be used to
address challenges such as driver productivity and satisfaction,
chassis availability and the growing role of technology. The table
conversations focused on using this innovation model to develop
solutions to these concerns.
Attendees discussed the critical nature of information sharing in intermodal operations. Working in small groups, they examined information groupings - scheduling/routing, capacity, inventory/utilization, economic factors, human factors and regulatory/
legislative - and mapped the relative complexity of sharing that
information. The attendees also identified visibility as the most
important chassis-related improvement that was necessary.
Concurrently, Innovations for Intermodal Maintenance and
Repair was the focus of a second roundtable, especially the
issue of road ready chassis. Facilitated by Marty Summers of
Consolidated Chassis Management, the discussion explored
solutions for how to improve reporting the condition of equipment and what can be done to get the motor carriers, equipment
providers as well as the terminals more involved. Several topics
were discussed that could benefit the industry with respect to
M&R issues such as improving various aspects of equipment
condition and availability, electronic tracking that extends beyond
equipment location of intermodal equipment, AGS systems that
include a more standard approach if possible, brake adjustment
and how and who performs the adjustment, and standardization
of enhancements to over-the-road service.
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After a break for a networking luncheon, the afternoon's 2
concurrent roundtables got to work. One put the spotlight on
terminal throughput, the other on safety priorities.
In the first case, facilitators Joey Frederick of P&B Intermodal
Services and Hampton Lee of South Carolina Ports Authority
zeroed in on how the characteristics of a terminal's design -
developed acreage, operation type, number of inbound and
outbound lanes and lift equipment type - can contribute to its
throughput and a driver's turn time. Other factors discussed
included highway access, appointment systems and data
sharing.
The Intermodal Safety Priorities roundtable, facilitated by
Vernon Prevatt of CSX Intermodal Terminals and Fred Marsicano
from ContainerPort Group, focused on major factors such as
lighting, terminal layout and unclear road markings that are the
most common contributing factors to mishaps and collisions at
intermodal facilities. The participants explored how organizations
help foster a culture of safety and how their own organizations
address safety challenges and priorities, while also sharing what
differences they experienced in safety concerns as well as recommendations on successful practices in education and safety
programs across the intermodal landscape.
Wednesday's closing general session, a chassis-focused
panel, explored how the industry can optimize its most
challenging assets. Four industry experts from C & K Trucking,
SSA Marine, Direct ChassisLink and CIMC Intermodal Equipment,
shared their respective opinions on strategies for the future. (See
related story on page 11 for more.)

Committee Meetings
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Update
Both the Maintenance & Repair Committee and the Operations Committee received a briefing by representatives from
FMCSA, Darrell Ruban and Crystal Frederick.
Ruban said Administrator Ray Martinez and Assistant Administrator Jack Van Steenburg sent their greetings to the group. He
further noted that, by the industry coming together through IANA,
they have seen an increase in safety. He applauded the efforts,
but also acknowledged there is still work to be done.
He provided the latest information on three final rules that are
yet to be implemented: 1) the drug and alcohol clearinghouse,
2) driver training and 3) medical qualifications. The medical rule
will include a change in the approval process for diabetic drivers,



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - May/June 2018

IANA News
Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting 2018 Recap: Creating the Future of Intermodal
Intermodal Is on a Positive Path in 2018
Chassis Market’s Evolution Blends Promise, Challenges
Identifying the Missing Link in Chassis Maintenance
ELD Mandate Lessons: Opportunity, Compliance, Tech Issues
ELD Mandate Effect: Opportunity Beckons for Intermodal
Ocean Carrier Realignments Trigger Significant Change for Intermodal
Freight Report
Build Awareness of Intermodal to Attract Job Candidates
3PLs Adopt Technology to Enhance Customer Relationships
As Technology Changes Business Relationships, Personalization Still Matters
Voice of the Shipper
Government News
New Members
People News
Intermodal Calendar
Insights - May/June 2018 - Cover1
Insights - May/June 2018 - 2
Insights - May/June 2018 - 3
Insights - May/June 2018 - IANA News
Insights - May/June 2018 - Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting 2018 Recap: Creating the Future of Intermodal
Insights - May/June 2018 - 6
Insights - May/June 2018 - 7
Insights - May/June 2018 - 8
Insights - May/June 2018 - Intermodal Is on a Positive Path in 2018
Insights - May/June 2018 - 10
Insights - May/June 2018 - Chassis Market’s Evolution Blends Promise, Challenges
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Insights - May/June 2018 - Identifying the Missing Link in Chassis Maintenance
Insights - May/June 2018 - ELD Mandate Lessons: Opportunity, Compliance, Tech Issues
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Insights - May/June 2018 - ELD Mandate Effect: Opportunity Beckons for Intermodal
Insights - May/June 2018 - Ocean Carrier Realignments Trigger Significant Change for Intermodal
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Insights - May/June 2018 - Freight Report
Insights - May/June 2018 - Build Awareness of Intermodal to Attract Job Candidates
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Insights - May/June 2018 - 3PLs Adopt Technology to Enhance Customer Relationships
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Insights - May/June 2018 - As Technology Changes Business Relationships, Personalization Still Matters
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Insights - May/June 2018 - Government News
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