These Recommended Practices are not exclusive and are offered for general guidance, and do not constitute industry standards or best practices. IANA cannot possibly know, evaluate, or advise the intermodal transportation industry of all conceivable ways in which a practice may be undertaken or of the possible consequences of each such practice. Other practices or methods may be as good, or better, depending upon the particular circumstances involved.
Users of these Recommended Practices must exercise independent judgement and satisfy themselves thoroughly that neither the safety of their employees, agents, or other third parties, nor the safety or usefulness of any products, will be jeopardized by any method selected.
These Recommended Practices are not intended as, and should not be construed as, an endorsement of any particular person, organization, or product.
The Intermodal Chassis Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting Standards Task Force of the Operations Committee was established to educate drivers and gate personnel to accurately and timely report chassis repair damage on DVIRs, which would lead to:
The Task Force developed a video, The Truth About DVIRs: The Key to Road Ready Equipment, and an information card, to reinforce the importance of reporting equipment defects, the ease of submitting DVIRs, to debunk some of the “myths” surrounding DVIRs, and to foster cooperation and collaboration among drivers, IEPs, facility operators, gate personnel and other stakeholders.
Both the video and information card were approved by IANA’s Operations Committee in September 2017.
Click the images below to play The Truth About DVIRs and/or download the DVIR, information card.
The Wheel End Task Force has produced a Driver Awareness card to help identify wheel end roll-offs and wheel end separations.
Their document entitled Driver’s Inspection Guide is available for your download. The Guide was designed in two formats. An 8½ x 11 sheet and a trifold. This is not an all-inclusive document, but does focus on the most common and critical indicators for driver awareness. Inspection items were placed in order from the outside of the wheel working inward. It was designed with bullet points to minimize the amount of reading.
The Standard Industry Safety Rules and Procedures at Intermodal Facilities task force was formed to identify initiatives, activities or processes that can influence and reduce the frequency of drayage mishaps on terminals, yards and depots. The Task Force developed the Intermodal Terminal Drayman Safety Handbook, a Recommended Practice to Improve Safety on Intermodal Terminals, for distribution to drayman that serve Intermodal Terminals.
The Task Force has also developed six Recommended Practices to reduce collisions on intermodal terminals. They are detailed on a Safety Pocket Card, suitable to be distributed to the intermodal drayage community.
Both documents were approved by IANA’s Operations Committee in May 2016. Click images below to download.
The video below is a recording of the inspection performed by the driver of intermodal equipment. The process is based upon the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and illustrates the procedural steps to be followed by a driver prior to taking an intermodal chassis on the road.
This video illustrates the procedurals steps followed by law enforcement when conducting a Level 1 roadside inspection as performed in accordance with the North American Standard Inspection procedures developed by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.