During this session, participants will learn about the AAR facility certification requirements as outlined in Appendix B of the AAR’s Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices, Section C, Part III, Specifications for Tank Cars. The program will focus on the types of facilities that require AAR certification and how each facility must demonstrate compliance with both the AAR quality assurance and technical certifications. Topics include proposed CPC-1232, “Solicitation of Comments for Appendix B and Associated Chapter 1 Definitions of AAR Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices (MSRP), Section C Part III, Specifications for Tank Cars (M-1002).”

About James Rader

James H. Rader (Jim) provides leadership and regulatory compliance-related services to Greenbrier Companies, industrial shippers, railroads, and the railroad supply industry. Jim also serves as an expert witness in railroad-related litigation. Jim has more than 4-decades of railroad experience, which includes more than 3-decades of railroad hazardous material transportation and tank car standards development. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Strayer University in Business Administration, he is the President and Board Member of the Rail Car Technical Services Association (“RTSA”), and  he attends and participates in Department of Transportation and Transport Canada’s tank car standards development committees. Jim was the former Staff Director, Federal Railroad Administration, and a Senior Inspector for the Association of American Railroads, both located in Washington, D.C, and he worked for two Class I railroads, and a short line holding company.