The Intermodal Association of North America announced the education session topics for its 2012 Intermodal Operations & Maintenance Seminar. Registration also has opened for the intermodal industry meeting, which will be held May 2-3, 2012 in Oak Brook IL at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Hotel.

Educational sessions announced include:

•State of the Intermodal Industry—Pat Casey, a freight expert, will provide his analysis of the intermodal marketplace, the economic impacts of US and international economies, and insight into continuing and emerging industry trends.

•Intermodal Equipment Inspections—Demonstrations and Training—This “hands-on” live equipment demonstration of pre-trip and Level 1 roadside inspections will help motor carriers and their drivers, facility operators, and intermodal equipment providers comply with current roadability regulations (due to high demand, this session will be held twice).

•Roadside Repairs—Avoiding Unnecessary Delays—This analysis of key emerging trends will provide insight on strategies to avoid roadside downtime, and will show where, when, and why delays are happening, their possible causes, and how to prevent them.

•Revisiting Chassis Business Models—Representatives from the ATA Intermodal Carriers Conference will outline their newly proposed business model for chassis provisioning, which would position motor carriers as equipment providers and pool operators for the first time.

There will also be networking opportunities for attendees including the casino night-themed “Betting on Intermodal” Welcome Reception and Supplier Showcase, as well as the IANA Golf Outing set for May 2.

Visit www.intermodal.org/seminar for updated information, including registration discounts, additional educational program details, and industry networking functions.