The UIIA is the only standard industry contract that outlines the rules for the interchange of equipment between intermodal trucking companies and equipment providers (ocean carriers, railroads & equipment leasing companies). Participation in the UIIA increases operational efficiencies and eliminates the need to manage multiple interchange contracts and insurance filings.
of the North American equipment
interchanges are managed under the UIIA.
Intermodal trucking companies
participate in the UIIA.
Real quotes from program participants.
“IANA’s Gate Control System (GCS) has improved NACPC’s ability to control unauthorized use of our equipment by proactively alerting Motor Carriers and our Container EP customers of potential interchange issues related to billing in advance and promoting resolution of these issues prior to interchange suspensions occurring. The GCS has also assisted in streamlining and reducing our overall outstanding collection process. ”
"Using the UIIA program has provided a tremendous benefit to XPO Intermodal divisions as key information is disseminated to the correct individuals within our organization in a timely manner. The IDD feed to the railroads' system has also been hugely successful in aiding our contractor's ability to interchange equipment."
“BNSF uses bad order Equipment Status (BOES) through partnership with Intermodal Equipment Providers (IEPs) and Maintenance & Repair vendors to gain real time, systematic visibility to on-terminal chassis condition. BOES improves visibility and velocity of repairs on Bad Order chassis. BOES also helps improve driver efficiency and provides operating system visibility at intermodal hubs to isolate known bad order chassis, preventing containers from being mounted to such equipment.” – BNSF Railway
“Flexi-Van Leasing utilizes several of IANA’s Information Services programs for their efficiency and comprehensive coverage both geographically and from a user perspective. The UIIA in particular has significantly simplified our interchange and authorized user administration.”
The Binding Arbitration Process available to UIIA participants provides an efficient means of resolving invoice disputes related to per diem, maintenance and repair, and equipment use/rental charges after all dispute resolution processes under UIIA/EP addenda have been exhausted.
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