IAS COO to speak at IANA 2014 on Intermodal Chassis issues

International Asset Systems® (IAS), the cloud-based solutions provider for intermodal transportation, has announced that Chief Operating Officer John Allen will be speaking at the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) Expo in Long Beach.

The discussion, titled, "How Much Does a Chassis Cost? The Math of Chassis Economics," takes place at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Debate exists on whether the new chassis-provisioning model has simply shifted the cost of chassis usage to different industry players or if it has increased costs for most participants in the different pools as a result of new process implications. Attendees at this presentation will be provided a compelling look at the true costs of chassis operations in the new chassis market and learn how this can be a new revenue source for many intermodal operators.

"Since the recent change in the North American chassis provisioning model, accounting for the chassis is driving companies to mitigate the impact of this expense with implications for the entire supply chain," said John Allen, chief operating officer of International Asset Systems. "The IANA Intermodal Expo provides a great opportunity for some open dialogue on the real costs of chassis operated in the new market model. Since IAS ChassisManager has been deployed to perform chassis billing in several major intermodal markets, we have some interesting information, trends and points of view to share."

John Allen is an intermodal industry veteran with years of experience working in leadership positions managing ocean, rail, and transportation logistics. Prior to joining IAS, he worked in various positions at APL, most recently as its Managing Director of Customer Support. He graduated from Princeton University with an AB Degree in Economics and received an MS in Transportation from the University of Denver. John speaks frequently at industry conferences on topics regarding dispatch and chassis management.

IAS ChassisManager supports the entire chassis rental process by enabling motor carriers to easily register and approve provider rental agreements, monitor their rented fleet, view and reconcile rental usage before being charged, download accurate records for re-billing, and now supports street turns. Chassis providers gain real-time visibility of utilization as well as accurate cash flow from their chassis assets. IAS ChassisManager integrates with motor carrier and asset provider in-house systems while improving operational efficiencies, including reductions in congestion, idle time, and repositioning moves.

IANA Expo 2014 takes place at the Long Beach Convention Center on September 21 – 23, 2014.

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