Hodgkins, IL (January 29, 2019) --- An intermodal industry first, the Intermodal Mechanic Training Institute (IMTI) now offers a training program qualifying intermodal mechanics to perform annual FMCSA inspections, regardless of tenure. This enables intermodal equipment providers (IEPs) and motor carriers to ensure that individuals performing annual inspections meet the FMCSA inspector qualifications, as required within the Federal regulations.
“IMTI is to be commended for creating such a comprehensive regulatory compliance curriculum focused on the maintenance and repair of intermodal equipment. The standardized training program that IMTI offers to meet the FMCSA regulations will greatly benefit the overall intermodal industry by heightening safety awareness and improving the maintenance and repair of trailing commercial equipment.”
Frank Sonzala, President and CEO
CIMC Intermodal Equipment
In order to verify intermodal inspector qualifications under the regulations, IMTI has received manufacturer sponsorship and endorsement of its commercial training program designed to train students in commercial motor vehicle operation and maintenance.
According to a November 28, 2018 statement by the world’s largest manufacturer of container chassis, “CIMC Intermodal Equipment has conducted a careful review and analysis of the intermodal mechanic training provided by the Intermodal Mechanic Training Institute, LLC. As such, CIMC Intermodal Equipment offers its manufacturer sponsorship and endorsement of IMTI’s commercial training program designed to train students in commercial motor vehicle operation and maintenance. This is per the Code of Federal Regulations CFR 49, Title 49, Subtitle B, Chapter III, Subchapter B, Part 396, Section 396.19, Subsection (a)(3)(ii)(A).”
In order to graduate the program and in accordance with the above regulation, IMTI students are evaluated on:
Through its learning management system, IMTI provides Motor Carriers and IEPs with documented electronic evidence and long-term record keeping surrounding each individual’s qualifications. Under the regulations, this evidence must be maintained for the period during which that individual is performing annual motor vehicle inspections for the motor carrier or IEP, and for one year thereafter.
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