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General Sessions/Roundtables

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Wednesday — May 3

9:00 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.

By the Numbers: A Look at Intermodal Business and Trends
How did Intermodal do in 2016 and how is it doing so far in 2017? Pat Casey, Vice President, Fleet Management at TTX Company, will present his annual state of the intermodal industry, including observations, trends and insight into what the rest of the year may hold.

9:30 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.

Federal Partner Update
Commissioner William Doyle of the Federal Maritime Commission – FMC – and Chief Safety Officer and Assistant Administrator Jack Van Steenburg of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – FMCSA – will join moderator, Val Noel, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TRAC Intermodal, for an update on the agencies’ regulatory initiatives, legislative mandates and policy issues affecting the Intermodal Supply Chain, as well as to engage in a Q&A session.

11:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

Components of a Terminal Operations Data Portal
There are any number of technology solutions being deployed for asset visibility, management and terminal operations. However, there are issues with the availability of timely and accurate information. This roundtable discussion will explore the need for a Terminal Operations Data Portal and will identify what data should be collected to increase the velocity and efficiency of intermodal terminal operations, as well as the role IANA should play in this area.

Roadside Inspection Exercise
The Illinois State Police will highlight the procedures for a roadside inspection and facilitate an interactive exercise relating to critical equipment defects in intermodal equipment that have been identified by roadside inspection data.

1:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting: Are We Making Progress?
The DVIR Task Force will present the results of its survey analysis, Marketing & Communications Plan and deliverables, and recommendations for next steps. The ensuing discussion will offer conversation for implementing strategies for addressing its recommendations, improving collaboration, communication and teamwork among all the stakeholders to achieve higher levels of DVIR compliance—focusing on educating drivers and gate personnel.

Improving Intermodal Chassis Mechanics Training Practices and Procedures
The Intermodal Chassis Mechanics Training Task Force will facilitate a hands-on activity regarding its Intermodal Recommended Practices through an interactive exercise between the attendees and its 9 work groups. Additional discussion will focus on training needs and guidelines.

3:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

FMCSA IEP and Motor Carrier Audit Reviews and Results
FMCSA representatives will walk through their auditing processes and review the most often cited findings relating to motor carriers and IEPs. This will be an interactive exercise with participants attempting to identify the problems discovered. As FMCSA moves to a regional model and increases the use of targeted audits, motor carriers and intermodal equipment providers will need to have more insight into how this program will work. This session will offer members a first-hand experience to help them enhance their processes for ensuring safety and compliance.
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