Intermodal Safety Committee

The Intermodal Safety Committee is responsible for research, data collection, analysis, reporting and fostering adoption of specific operational practices between intermodal transportation stakeholders to address issues relating to safety. Focus areas include, but are not limited to, the safe operation of intermodal facilities and equipment. Also included in committee deliberations are regulatory and compliance issues and how they affect safety and intermodal operations.

Committee Goals:

  • Foster a culture of safety in the intermodal community though the sharing of information and recommended practices.
  • Collect intermodal safety mishap data, identify trends, and report results to the IANA membership.
  • Produce an annual intermodal industry safety update that provides insights into the frequency, types and results of container vessel, on-terminal, roadway and railway safety mishaps.
  • Research and benchmark industry safety practices and training materials that can best be used to improve situational awareness and reduce intermodal related mishap activity.
  • Develop innovative and clearly understood intermodal safety practices.
  • Socialize the importance of shared and common intermodal safety practices for intermodal operations through education and awareness promotion.
  • Assist members with enhancing regulatory knowledge and compliance.

Current Leadership


Bert Mayo
TrueNorth Companies


Alan Tyson
C & K Trucking, LLC


Vernon Prevatt
CSX Transportation


Kevin Lhotak
Reliable Transportation Specialists, Inc.

Next Meeting

Virtual Meeting in February

Previous Meeting

Sunday, September 12, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific
Long Beach, CA

View Presentation

  • Intermodal Safety Committee presentation from the September 12, 2021 meeting.
  • View the Scopelitis Transportation Consulting update here.


  • Minutes from the May 21, 2021 meeting.
  • Minutes from the February 19, 2021 meeting.
  • Minutes from the September 25, 2020 meeting.
  • Minutes from the May 6, 2020 meeting.

Working Groups

Safety Analytics and Data

Leader: Collin McNamara, TrueNorth Companies

Terminal Traffic Safety

Leader: Vernon Prevatt, CSX Transportation