IANA CONGRATULATES ROBIN HUTCHESON ON FMCSA CONFIRMATION
The Intermodal Association of North America commends the Senate’s vote to approve the nomination of Robin Hutcheson as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
"IANA welcomes the news of Administrator Hutcheson’s confirmation by unanimous consent. The Association has developed a decades-long working relationship with the FMCSA, and we look forward to our continuing collaboration in the areas of safety, data-sharing and industry-compliance tools,” said Joni Casey, president & CEO of IANA.
Examples of IANA’s work with the Administration include participating in the original roadability regulations, currently reviewing the rule for possible revisions, and obtaining a waiver for chassis mechanics certification in connection with the IANA Guide to Chassis Inspection and Repair. The FMCSA and IANA have also partnered in the development and maintenance of IANA’s Global Intermodal Equipment Registry (GIER) and the Driver Vehicle Examination Reports (DVER).
Intermodal connects the global supply chain of stakeholders, moving billions of dollars in cargo every day.
Intermodal provides a more environmentally friendly transportation solution and a reduced carbon footprint. A typical intermodal train is equivalent to 280 truckloads, and can move one ton of freight 470 miles on a gallon of fuel. This translates to fewer trucks on the highways, less congestion and GHG emissions, and fewer accidents.
Intermodal’s freight loss and damage statistics have steadily decreased over the past 20 years. Since 1995, L & D experienced by Class 1 railroads has dropped by 75%. Intermodal also operates in a more closed-loop environment, where improved security of the cargo results in less thefts.
Intermodal provides economies of scale when cost control is critical. Transportation on average amounts to 60+ percent of a shipper’s logistics expenses. Intermodal can add capacity through double-stacking while maintaining a fuel efficiency advantage, making it the cost-effective transportation option particularly at distances of 500 miles or more.
Port and marine terminal upgrades, rail line-haul investments and new inland facilities are growing the North American intermodal network and boosting its capacity. The results are increased system-wide resilience, improved and scalable service, and greater origin and destination choices.
Technology and the "internet of things" translates into visibility across the supply chain, from origination to last mile drayage. An increasingly interconnected intermodal network and the rapid deployment of information-sharing solutions generate more revenue per mile with shared benefits for importers, exporters and carriers.Technology and the "internet of things" translates into visibility across the supply chain, from origination to last mile drayage. An increasingly interconnected intermodal network and the rapid deployment of information-sharing solutions generate more revenue per mile with shared benefits for importers, exporters and carriers.