Jon Hannafious will provide an update on the above EEC activities, as well as describing EEC efforts to respond to regulations retroreflective sheeting on freight cars and locomotives.

The AAR Equipment Engineering Committee (EEC) develops and maintains design and operation standards for freight cars and their components. EEC also serves as the oversight committee for the operations of all AAR Committees who handle freight car components including the Braking Systems Committee, the Wheels-Axles-Bearings & Lubrication Committee, the Coupling System & Truck Castings Committee, and the Specially Equipped Freight Car Committee. All components included on AAR Interchange approved freight cars (for other than tank car tanks themselves), fall under the guidance of the EEC, though most components are approved indirectly through the reporting committees.

Current activities of the AAR Equipment Engineering Committee, including efforts on railcar reflectivity

About Jon Hannafious

Jon Hannafious holds a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering Technology and an MBA, and has over 30 years of experience in research and test of track and railcar components, resource management, program management, and sales/marketing. In his time at TTCI, Jon has been project manager for a multitude of tests for the AAR, FRA, and commercial customers, and a program manager for a number of TTCI’s largest domestic and overseas commercial customers. He is currently Senior Manager, Equipment Engineering Committee, Transportation Technology Center Inc., a subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads.