The IANA Guide to Chassis Inspection and Repair

Developed by a team of industry subject matter experts, this first of its kind resource for chassis mechanics is a comprehensive manual detailing all the elements for the inspection, repair and replacement of components on the North American fleet of intermodal chassis.

The IANA Guide to Chassis Inspection and Repair

was published in 2018. This first-of-its-kind resource is a comprehensive 300-page manual of 53 Intermodal Recommended Practices covering nine critical areas of an intermodal chassis.

The 53 IRPs are grouped into the following 9 sections:

  • General Procedures and Auxiliary Equipment
  • Electrical and Lamps
  • Tires and Wheels
  • Axles
  • Couplers and Hitches
  • Frames
  • Suspensions
  • Brakes
  • Welding/Fabrication

Also included:

  • Chassis Mechanic’s Tools, Supplies and Equipment list
  • Chassis Mechanic’s Glossary of Terms
  • Additional Resources

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Competency and Task List

Comprehensive Competency and Task List documents have been loaded into the Digital version of The IANA Guide to Chassis Inspection and Repair. These documents are based on the 53 Intermodal Recommended Practices in the Guide, and highlight the key knowledge statements mechanics need to know in the IRP Competencies, along with their practical application in the IRP Task Lists, the goal of which are to create more uniformity in how to inspect and repair intermodal chassis and improve safety. Additionally, these tools serve as a tremendous resource to assist in the training of both new and existing mechanics.

Intermodal Equipment Reference Library

The Intermodal Equipment Reference Library serves as an additional resource in support of The IANA Guide to Chassis Inspection and Repair and those individuals who inspect and do repair work on intermodal chassis. The service-related, warranty, and recall information is provided by component manufacturers and curated by IANA from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recall database. You can visit the library here.

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The Committee will periodically review and update the Intermodal Recommended Practices contained in the Guide to account for new equipment, technology, tools and procedures.

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