Appendix D. Major Damage Criteria for Containers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 July 2007
APPENDIX D

MAJOR DAMAGE CRITERIA
FOR CONTAINERS

As provided in paragraph 13 of the Master Agreement, the
following is a definition of the criteria adopted by the ILA/Carrier
Master Contract Committee for a container with major damage.
Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to limit the work
jurisdiction of the ILA in accordance with the Containerization
Agreement.

The definition of a container having major damage shall be any
container or container component which causes the loss of structural
integrity to a point in which it creates an unsafe condition.

Major damage to the following critical component connections
shall constitute loss of structural integrity and shall be considered an
unsafe condition:

1) Bottom rail to corner post severed
2) Top rail to corner post severed
3) Top corner fitting to corner post severed
4) Bottom corner fitting to corner post severed

The above discernible major damage is supplemented by the
following, any of which is considered major damage.

Connection Description

Top rail to corner post Bent, torn or cut so as not to fit into a
container cell or so it cannot be lifted
by a container spreader.

Bottom rail to corner post Torn or cut or bent out of alignment
to the extent that it cannot fit into a
container cell.

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Connection Description
Top corner fitting Cracked weld, cracked fitting or bent
to not fit into a container cell.
Bottom corner fitting Cracked weld, cracked fitting or bent
to not fit into a container cell.
Side post to top rail 3 or more adjacent posts cut or missing
(aluminum) from bottom rail, provided that posts
are clear cut.
Side post to bottom rail 3 or more adjacent posts cut or missing
(aluminum) from bottom rail, provided that posts
are clear cut.
Sidewall to bottom rail Horizontal cut more than 22" at one
(steel) point or more than 15" at end frames.
Sidewall to top rail (steel) Horizontal cut more than 22" at one
point or more than 15" at end frames.
Sidewall to corner post Cut more than 10" at any point, and
out of alignment so as not to fit in a
container cell.
Cross member to tee clip 4 or more adjacent severed at any
point.
Tee clip to bottom rail 4 or more adjacent severed at any
point.
Front wall to end frames Cut more than 25" at any point.
Door lock rods Bent rods only if door cannot close
and stay closed properly.
Door hinges to end frames Bent, loose, out of square, severely
cracked or damaged preventing the
door from closing properly.
Roof top to top rail Cut or severed more than 48".
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Connection Description

Roof to headers Cut more than 12".

Roof bow to top rail 4 or more adjacent bows disconnected.

Corner posts Dent at corner radius more than 2"
deep by more than 10" long.

Top rails Any vertical tears or cuts that are
greater than 30% of the rails section.

Bottom rails Any vertical tears or dents that are
greater than 30% of the rails section.

Major structural damage Container out of cube so as not to fit
in slot or cannot be lifted by a
container spreader.

J Bars Bent, bow, dent so as to render the
door not to be fully opened.

Normal wear and tear, holes and dents or compression lines do
not cause a loss of structural integrity and, therefore, do not constitute
major damage or an unsafe condition.

However, the above does not constitute the removal of roadability
and FWHA inspections presently performed by ILA maintenance
men or otherwise limit the work jurisdiction of the ILA in accordance
with the Containerization Agreement of the Master Agreement.

MAJOR DAMAGE CRITERIA FOR CHASSIS

Component Part Type of Damage

Brakes Cracked or damaged air tanks and
missing components including air
lines and chambers, lining worn to
1/4" at centers and relay valves which
are inoperative.

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Component Part Type of Damage
Broken wheel studs More than one stud broken or missing.
Oil seals Leaking and hub oil caps.
Seven way Plug Receptacle missing, broken or
inoperative.
Landing legs Gear box and/or legs bent or bowed
to the point of being inoperative.
Suspension Cracked or components missing or
damaged beyond useful function.
Axels Loose radius rods and/or out of
alignment as to cause unsafe tracking.
Twist locks Bent so as to be inoperative or missing
handles.
Front lock pins Bent so as to be inoperative or missing
pins or locking tab hold handle.
Bolsters/Goosenecks Bent to the point of not accepting a
container and allowing the container
to be locked down.
Frame Bent or cracked welds at critical points
such as gooseneck to frame rails,
frame to bolsters, cross members,
frame to leg mounting boxes, and
frame to suspension points so as not
to allow the container to be locked
down.
ICC Bumper Missing, if required by original
equipment manufacturer, or so
severely damaged or bent so as not to
function as a bumper. To comply with
Federal regulations.
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Component Part Type of Damage

Wheel hubs Loose, or missing so as to make
chassis inoperative.

5th Wheel Cracked at gooseneck. Note: this type

of damage can only be ascertained

during a PM.

All deadline chassis must have deadlining reason clearly stated
on the TIR and the unit tagged before the carrier will accept it as a
deadline.

When a refrigerated container cannot operate to carry refrigerated
cargo due to a mechanical failure, the ILA shall retain its jurisdiction
to repair such failures. However, it is understood that the Carriers
retain their right to reposition refrigerated containers to accommodate
cargo.

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