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Intermodal Information Services

IANA offers multiple value-added services and programs to the intermodal industry that are designed to facilitate business processes and enable transactions. These programs focus on information needs in the areas of environmental initiatives, risk management, safety and security.

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The Bad Order Equipment Status Service provides a clearinghouse for equipment status information (bad order, gate hold, release) in standardized communication formats. It simplifies operating system interconnectivity and streamlines trading partner information. BOES offers the following features:

  • Notifies all parties (FO, IEP, MRV) of equipment damage as identified by the DVER, DVIR, On-Terminal Damage Event or IEP notification.
  • Routes IEP directions to bad order equipment
  • Notifies all parties of repair/release
  • Digitizes DVER information (DVER EDI capability)
  • Provides for ISO/AAR damage code conversion
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The Driver Vehicle Examination Report Service provides an efficient method for Intermodal Equipment Providers and Motor Carriers to be notified and receive a copy of the Intermodal Equipment Provider Report, page 2 of the Driver Vehicle Examination Report resulting from roadside inspections. A direct interface between the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and IANA has been established that allows the FMCSA to electronically transmit copies of the DVERs to IANA. IANA then via e-mail, notifies and delivers this information to IEPs and Motor Carriers via the DVER Web Portal.

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The Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting Service links the Global Intermodal Equipment Registry, the Intermodal Driver Database and the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement databases to provide efficient access and compiling of information for equipment condition reporting required under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “Roadability” regulations.

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The Global Intermodal Equipment Registry is a virtual equipment identification and marking program designed to meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “Roadability” regulations. GIER offers the following features:

  • Links the alpha/numeric equipment identification number to the Intermodal Equipment Provider’s U.S. DOT Number for identification purposes to avoid having to physically mark intermodal equipment.
  • Provides an online public inquiry to identify ownership and operating control of intermodal chassis.
  • Assists state enforcement personnel with identifying the responsible Intermodal Equipment Provider for the assignment of roadside citations.
  • Enables efficient transfer of operating control of chassis between Intermodal Equipment Providers via online process.
  • Provides the critical Intermodal Equipment Provider information needed to enable electronic processing for the Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) to meet FMCSA regulations.

There are over 650,000 chassis registered in the GIER database, representing 114 Intermodal Equipment Providers.

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The Intermodal Driver Database is a secured web-based system for Motor Carriers to provide and maintain driver identification information that is required to access specific intermodal facilities. The IDD contains over 400,000 active driver records provided by over 7,500 Motor Carrier companies. The IDD offers increased cargo/unit visibility and theft prevention, while also increasing facility productivity and velocity by reducing vehicle queue times.

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The Street Interchange Application provides an online platform that facilitates MC to MC street interchanges and street turns of equipment for both Motor Carriers and Equipment Providers. The system electronically captures the transfer of liability, damage and indemnification requirements set forth under the UIIA, from the originating Motor Carrier to the receiving Motor Carrier when the street interchange is performed and maintains a record of the details related to the transaction for future reference.

The Terminal Feed Service enables a Motor Carrier’s equipment interchange status to be disseminated electronically on behalf of a participating UIIA Equipment Provider to over 90 terminals, container yards and depots across the U.S. and Canada. This service assists in expediting the equipment interchange process by ensuring that intermodal facilities receive Motor Carrier interchange status information in a timely and efficient manner.

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The Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement is the only standard equipment interchange contract that governs the interchange of equipment among ocean carriers, railroads, leasing companies and intermodal trucking companies. IANA collects and disseminates Motor Carrier insurance information and supporting documentation necessary to meet the standard program requirements as well as specific needs of participating Equipment Providers. Currently 7,400 Motor Carriers and 53 Equipment Providers participate in the UIIA and it is utilized for approximately 95% of all North American intermodal equipment interchanges.

For additional information on any of the above services, please go to or contact our Information Services Help Desk at 1-877-523-0225.

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