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Summary of Actions Taken By the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC)

All UIIA participants were notified of proposed modifications to Section E.3.a.(1) and Appendix I, Administrative Procedures, Section VIII. Compliance with the Agreement of the UIIA that were approved by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) during its Oct. 10-11, 2017, IIEC meeting. In accordance with Appendix I, Section V. of the UIIA, all participants are provided with a thirty (30) day comment period on the proposed revisions. Any comments must be submitted via e-mail to debbie.sasko@intermodal.org by no later than close of business Nov. 18, 2017.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on October 18, 2017, advising of the proposed modifications to the UIIA.

The Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) has voted to move forward with the following revisions as adopted at the June 13/14 IIEC meeting:

- Section D.2., Equipment Interchange Receipts, Item D.2.b. - Section E.3., Equipment Damage, Item E.3.a.(1) - Exhibit D., Binding Arbitration Guidelines, Item D.3.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on August 16, 2017 outlining that the effective date of the modifications above is September 16, 2017.

A memo was sent to all UIIA participants on March 3, 2017 advising that the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) had unanimously approved proposed modifications to Section H. Default Dispute Resolution & Binding Arbitration Process (Items H.1., H.3. and H.4.), Exhibit D - Binding Arbitration Guidelines (Items D.1. and D.6.) and the UIIA Administrative Procedures (Section I. Administration & Implementation, Item D). All UIIA participants were provided with a thirty day comment period, which closed on April 3, 2017. During this period no comments were received so the proposed revisions will be implemented as unanimously adopted by the IIEC at its February 23, 2017 meeting. The effective date of the revisions will be May 1, 2017..


Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on April 7, 2017 advising of the IIECs decision regarding the proposed modifications.

All UIIA participants were notified of a proposed modifications to Section H. Default Dispute Resolution and Binding Arbitration Processes, Exhibit D, Binding Arbitration Guidelines and the Administration Procedures, Section I., Item D. of the UIIA that were approved by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) during its February 23rd IIEC meeting. In accordance with Appendix I, Section V. of the UIIA, all participants are provided with a thirty day period to submit comments on the proposed revisions. All comments should be submitted via e-mail to debbie.sasko@intermodal.org by no later than close of business April 3, 2017.


Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on March 3, 2017 advising of proposed modifications to the UIIA..

All UIIA participants were notified of a proposed modifications to Section E.6.c. and Exhibit D, Item D.10 of the UIIA that were approved by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) during its September 20th IIEC meeting. In accordance with Appendix I, Section V. of the UIIA, all participants were provided with a thirty (30) day comment period on the proposed revisions and all comments received were forwarded to the Committee for review and consideration. Based on the comments received, the Committee decided to move forward with the revision to Section E.6.c., however to postpone the proposed revisions to Exhibit D, Item D.10. to allow time for further discussion on this item at the next IIEC meeting. The revision to Section E.6.c. will become effective on Jan. 1, 2017. This revision addresses when the EP bills the incorrect party, but is not notified of this information within the 60-day established billing timeframe so is precluded from billing the correct party.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on Dec. 7, 2016, advising of the IIEC’s decision regarding the proposed modifications.

At a meeting held on September 20, 2016, the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) unanimously approved revisions to Section E.6.c. Free Days, Per Diem, Container Use, Chassis Use/Rental and/or Storage/Ocean Demurrage and Exhibit D of the UIIA. A notice advising UIIA participants of the proposed changes and initiating the thirty day comment period was sent out on September 30, 2016. Any comments should be submitted via e-mail to debbie.sasko@intermodal.org by no later than October 31, 2016.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on September 30, 2016 outlining the proposed modifications to the UIIA.

The Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) reviewed comments received on the proposed revision to Exhibit C relating to the definition for slid flat tire damage. The Committee voted to move forward with the modification as originally adopted during its June 29, 2016, conference call. The effective date of the revision will be Sept. 19, 2016.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on Sept. 2, 2016, advising of the Committee’s decision to move forward with the Exhibit C revision.

During a conference call on June 29, 2016, the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) reviewed comments received on the proposed revision to Exhibit C relating to the definition for slid flat tire damage. The Committee decided to further modify the Exhibit C revision to reference "more than 4/32 inches" versus "5/32 inches or more" as previously proposed. Although the two statements are equivalent, the use of the reference "more than 4/32 inches" is consistent with established standards set forth in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and the AAR TOFC/COFC Interchange Rules.

All participants are given a thirty (30) day period to submit comments on this proposed revision, which will close on Friday, August 5, 2016. Comments should be submitted via e-mail to debbie.sasko@intermodal.org.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on July 5, 2016, advising of the proposed revision and the thirty (30) day comment period.

All UIIA participants were notified of a proposed modification to Exhibit C of the UIIA that was unanimously approved by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) during its May 4th meeting. The proposed revision modifies the definition for slid flat tire repairs so that it is consistent with the Minimum Periodic Inspection Standards set forth in Chapter III., Subchapter B, Appendix G of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. All participants are given a thirty (30) day period to submit comments on this proposed revision, which will close on Friday, June 17, 2016. Comments should be submitted via e-mail to debbie.sasko@intermodal.org.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on May 17, 2016, advising of the IIEC’s decision to move forward with the above revisions.

All UIIA participants were notified of a modification to Section H.1. Default Dispute Resolution and Binding Arbitration Process approved by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) during its February 25th conference call and were provided with a thirty (30) day period to submit comments on this proposed revision. During this period there were no comments received that opposed the modification to Section H.1. Therefore, the revision to Section H.1. will become effective on June 13, 2016, as unanimously approved by the IIEC.

In addition to the revision to Section H.1. UIIA participants had been previously notified of several other modifications to the UIIA that were unanimously approved by the IIEC to address street interchanges under the Agreement. The effective date of these revisions had been postponed to allow time for the development of a street interchange web portal and mobile application that would be utilized by UIIA participants to facilitate these types of transactions. The development of the street interchange application has been completed and the system is currently being beta tested. Consequently, the revisions to the following sections of the UIIIA relating to street interchanges will also become effective on June 13, 2016:

  • Section B., Definition of Terms, Item B.18. Interchange Period and B.22. Per Diem
  • Section D.3. — Equipment Condition, Item D.3.d.
  • Section E.3. — Damage to Equipment, Item E.3.c.(1)
  • Section F.3. — Liability , Indemnity and Insurance

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on May 11, 2016, advising of the IIEC’s decision to move forward with the above revisions.

In accordance with Appendix I, Section V, of the UIIA, all participants were notified of the thirty (30) day comment period on proposed modifications to Section H.1. Default Dispute Resolution and Binding Arbitration Process of the UIIA that were unanimously approved by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) during a conference call held on February 25, 2016. The proposed modification clarifies that a Motor Carrier must include the reason for its disagreement with an EP’s invoice in its dispute. In addition, the revision also clarifies what constitutes a valid “response” from the Equipment Provider to a Motor Carrier’s dispute, which is the Equipment Provider’s acceptance or denial of the dispute.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on March 10, 2016, advising of the thirty (30) day comment period which closes on April 10, 2016.

All UIIA participants were notified of the effective date of revisions to Section E.1. Equipment Return of the UIIA that were approved by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC). The revisions to Section E.1. Equipment Return had been postponed to allow time for the development of the IANA Equipment Return Location Directory, which is now completed and resides on the UIIA website. The new online directory, as referenced in the new Section E.1.b., provides a list of EP pre-designated satellite return locations for when the Equipment Provider requests that the Motor Carrier return equipment to a location other than the original point of interchange. The effective of the revisions to Section E.1. Equipment will be February 8, 2016.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on January 22, 2016 advising of the effective date of the UIIA Revisions.

All UIIA participants were notified of changes approved by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) during its July 7th and July 8th meeting on July 17th and were provided with a thirty (30) day period to submit comments on these proposed revisions. Taking into consideration the comments received, the IIEC voted to further revise the modifications to the following sections:

  • Section B., Definition of Terms, Item B.18. Interchange Period
  • Section D.3. — Equipment Condition, Item D.3.d.
  • Section E.1. — Equipment Return, Item E.1.b.

All UIIA participants are provided an additional thirty (30) day period to submit comments on the additional revisions to the above provisions. Please note that the IIEC decided to move forward with the other modifications that were included in the July 17, 2015 notice. The effective date of these revisions will be determined once the thirty (30) day comment period on the clarifications made to Sections B.18, D.3.d. and E.1.b. closes.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on Sept. 2, 2015, advising of the IIEC's decision on the proposed modifications to the UIIA and providing instructions on how UIIA participants may submit comments on the additional revisions approved by the Committee during its Aug. 25, 2015, conference call.

UIIA participants were notified of changes approved by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) during its July 7th and July 8th meeting. These revisions were forwarded to all participants for review and a thirty day comment period. The proposed modifications impacted the following sections of the UIIA:

  • Section B. Definition of Terms
  • Section D.3. — Equipment Condition
  • Section E.1. — Equipment Return
  • Section E.3. — Damage to Equipment
  • Section F.3. — Liability, Indemnity and Insurance

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on July 17, 2015 advising of the proposed modifications to the UIIA and providing instructions on how UIIA participants may submit comments on these changes.

All UIIA participants were notified of changes approved by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee during its March 10th IIEC conference call. These revisions were forwarded to all participants for review and a thirty (30) day comment period. The proposed modifications impacted the following sections of the UIIA:

  • Section B., Definition of Terms
  • Section D.3.b. and D.3.c. — Equipment Condition
  • Section E.5.a. — Disposal of Dunnage
  • Exhibit A

No comments were received from participants on the proposed modifications except in regards to the revision to Exhibit A. Comments were received from 152 Motor Carriers in opposition to the proposed change to Exhibit A that would have required the Motor Carrier to visually check as part of its pre-trip inspection that the registration was in the registration holder and that it matched the license plate. Based on the comments submitted by UIIA participants, the Committee voted to rescind the proposed changes to Exhibit A, but move forward with the revisions to Section B. Definition of Terms, Section D.3. Equipment Condition, and Section E.5.a. Disposal of Dunnage. The revisions to these sections will be effective June 8, 2015.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on May 20, 2015 advising of the Committee’s determination on these revisions and the effective date of modifications to the UIIA.

The IIEC unanimously approved proposed modifications to the UIIA during its conference call held on March 10, 2015. The proposed modifications impact the following sections of the UIIA:

  • Section B., Definition of Terms
  • Section D.3.b. and D.3.c. — Equipment Condition
  • Section E.5.a. — Disposal of Dunnage
  • Exhibit A

This proposed modification has been forwarded to all UIIA participants for a thirty (30) day comment period, which closes on April 25, 2015.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on March 25, 2015, advising of the proposed modification and providing for the thirty (30) day comment period.

The thirty (30) day comment period on the proposed revisions to Section E.3.c. and E.3.c. (3) closed on December 8, 2014. All comments received were forwarded to the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) for review and consideration. On a conference call held on December 17th, the Committee unanimously approved moving forward with these revisions. The revision modifies the UIIA to reduce the billing time frame for OTR repairs that occur during the interchange period by placing a reciprocal 90-day billing time frame for OTR repairs in the base Agreement and allows the Equipment Provider to adopt as low as a 45-day billing time frame for OTR repairs within its addendum, as long as it is applicable to both the Motor Carrier and the Equipment Provider. The effective date of this revision will be January 26, 2015.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on January 9, 2015 advising of the effective date of the revision to the UIIA.

The IIEC unanimously approved a revision to Section E.3.c. and E.3.c.(3) during a conference call held on October 30, 2014. The proposed revision reduces the billing timeframe for OTR repairs that occur during the interchange period by placing a reciprocal 90-day billing timeframe for OTR repairs in the base Agreement and allows the Equipment Provider to adopt as low as a 45-day billing timeframe for OTR repairs within its addendum, as long as it is applicable to both the Motor Carrier and the Equipment Provider. This proposed modification has been forwarded to all UIIA participants for a 30-day comment period, which closes on December 8, 2014.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on November 7, 2014 advising of the proposed modification and providing for the 30-day comment period

The IIEC unanimously approved a revision to Section D.3.d.(3) Equipment Condition and Exhibit C, Interior — Contamination in the UIIA, at its meeting held on July 31, 2014. The proposed revision removes all references to the AAR TOFC/COFC Interchange Rules. The Committee determined that the reference to this extrinsic document was no longer necessary as the UIIA provisions including the Exhibits can stand on their own. All UIIA participants were notified on August 8, 2014, of the proposed modification and given a 30-day period to submit comments on the revised language. No comments were received during this period so the proposed modification will become effective October 1, 2014.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on September 12, 2014, advising of the effective date of the revision.

The IIEC unanimously approved a revision to Section D.3.d.(3) Equipment Condition and Exhibit C, Interior — Contamination in the UIIA at its meeting held on July 31, 2014. The proposed revision removes all references to the AAR TOFC/COFC Interchange Rules. The Committee determined that the reference to this extrinsic document was no longer necessary as the UIIA provisions including the Exhibits can stand on their own. All UIIA participants were notified on Aug. 8, 2014, of the proposed modification and given a 30-day period to submit comments on the revised language. All comments will be forwarded to the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) for review and consideration at the close of the comment period.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on Aug. 8, 2014, outlining the proposed revision and advising of the 30-day comment period.

The IIEC approved a revision to the Participating Party signature page, Section E.1. and Section G.1 in the UIIA at its meeting held on April 30, 2014. The proposed modification was to clarify the type of bilateral agreements referenced in the UIIA as "bilateral equipment interchange agreements." The proposed revision was forwarded to all participants for a 30-day comment period, which closed on July 7, 2014. No comments were received so the modifications will be implemented as unanimously adopted by the Committee at its April 30th meeting. The revision will become effective on August 1, 2014.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on July 14, 2014, outlining the revision that will become effective on August 1, 2014.

The IIEC unanimously approved a revision to the Participating Party signature page, Section E.1. Equipment Use and Section G.1. Entire Agreement in the UIIA at its meeting held on April 30, 2014. The proposed revision restates the current references to bilateral agreement as "bilateral equipment interchange agreements” to clarify which types of bilateral agreements are referenced under the UIIA. All UIIA participants were notified on June 6, 2014 of the proposed modification and given a 30-day period to submit comments on the revised language. All comments will be forwarded to the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) for review and consideration at the close of the comment period.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on June 6, 2014, outlining the proposed revision and advising of the 30-day comment period.

The IIEC approved a revision to Section B. Definition of Terms, Item 8. Damage in the UIIA at its meeting held on November 18, 2013. The proposed revision was forwarded to all participants for a 30-day comment period. All comments were forwarded to the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) for review and consideration. The IIEC has decided to move forward with the revision to Section B., Item 8. Damage as it was unanimously adopted by the Committee at its November 18th meeting. The revision will become effective on February 10, 2014.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on January 24, 2014, outlining the revision that will become effective on February 10, 2014.

The IIEC approved a modification under Section B. Definition of Terms, Item 8. Damage at its meeting held on November 18, 2013. The proposed revision is to further clarify the meaning of the term "Damage" under the UIIA and has been forwarded to all UIIA participants for a 30-day comment period, which closes on January 4, 2014.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on December 4, 2013, advising of the proposed modification and providing instructions on how to submit comments.

The 30-day comment period on the proposed modifications to Section E.3.c.(4) and Item D.8. closed and the one comment received from a participating UIIA Equipment Provider was forwarded to the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) for consideration. The IIEC reviewed this comment and has decided to move forward and implement these modifications to the UIIA, as unanimously adopted during the June 11th IIEC conference call. In addition, the modifications previously approved by the Committee at its April 3rd IIEC meeting and received no comments during the initial 30-day comment period will also be implemented. The effective date of these revisions will be August 26, 2013.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on August 9, 2013, outlining the modifications to the UIIA that will become effective on August 26, 2013.

Comments received from UIIA participants on the proposed modifications to the UIIA outlined in a memo, dated April 15, 2013, were forwarded to the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) for review and consideration. Comments were submitted by UIIA Motor Carrier participants on two of the proposed revisions, Section E.3.c.(4) and Item D.8. A conference call was held on June 11, 2013 and the Committee unanimously voted to revise these two provisions to address the concerns raised in the comments received. The revised language has been forwarded to all UIIA participants for a 30-day comment period, which closes on July 19, 2013.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on June 19, 2013, outlining the IIEC’s actions regarding the comments received on the previously approved proposed modifications and providing UIIA participants with a 30-day period to submit comments on the amended language.

The IIEC approved modifications to specific sections of the UIIA at is April 3, 2013 meeting. The proposed revisions have been forwarded to all UIIA participants for a 30-day comment period, which closes on May 15, 2013.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on April 15, 2013, outlining the proposed modifications and providing instructions on how to submit comments.

The IIEC approved specific modifications/revisions to the UIIA at its meeting held on August 14, 2012. These proposed revisions were forwarded to all participants for a 30-day comment period. All comments were forwarded to the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) for review and consideration. The IIEC has unanimously decided to move forward with the proposed modifications to Section D.2.b. and D.2.c. These revisions will become effective on November 12, 2012.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on October 29, 2012, outlining the revisions that will become effective on November 12, 2012.

The IIEC approved modifications to Section D.2. Equipment Interchange Receipts, items D.2.b. and D.2.c. The proposed modification is to clarify that copies of interchange documentation is to be provided free of charge to the Motor Carrier. The proposed revision has been forwarded to all UIIA participants for a 30-day comment period, which closes on September 26, 2012.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on August 27, 2012, outlining the proposed modifications and providing instructions on how to submit comments.

During an April 3, 2012, conference call, the IIEC approved a further clarification to the proposed new definition for the term "Container Use Charge" under Section B.6. Definition of Terms. This proposed modification to the Agreement was forwarded to all participants for a 30-day comment period. No comments were received on the proposed modifications so in accordance with Appendix I, Section V.A. of the UIIA, these revisions will become effective on June 10, 2012.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on May 25, 2012, outlining the revision that will become effective on June 10, 2012.

The IIEC held a conference call on April 3, 2012, to review the comments received on the proposed modification to Section B.6 Container Use Charge. It was the consensus of the Committee during this call that the proposed definition for "Container Use Charge" should be revised to be consistent with the recently added definition for "Chassis Use/Rental Charge." The revised language has been forwarded to all UIIA participants for a 30-day comment period, which closes on May 13, 2012.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on April 13, 2012, outlining the revised language and providing instructions on how to submit comments.

The IIEC approved a modification to Section B. Definition of Terms based on recent revisions to Section E.6. that references a new term, "Container Use Charge." The proposed modification is to include a new definition for this new term under Section B.6. The proposed revision has been forwarded to all UIIA participants for a 30-day comment period, which closes on February 10, 2012.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on January 11, 2012, outlining the proposed modification and providing instructions on how to submit comments.

The IIEC approved specific modifications/revisions to the UIIA at its meeting held on November 14, 2011. These proposed revisions were forwarded to all participants for a 30-day comment period. No comments were received on the proposed modifications so in accordance with Appendix I, Section V.A. of the UIIA, these revisions will become effective on January 17, 2012.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on December 30, 2011, outlining the revisions that will become effective on January 17, 2012.

The IIEC approved specific modifications/revisions to the UIIA at its meeting held on November 14, 2011. These proposed revisions have been forwarded to all UIIA participants for a 30-day comment period, which closes on December 23, 2011.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on November 23, 2011, outlining the proposed modifications and providing instructions on how to submit comments.

The IIEC approved specific modifications/revisions to the UIIA at its meeting held on January 18, 2011. These proposed revisions were forwarded to all participants for a 30-day comment period. After reviewing the comment received, the Committee has decided to move forward with the revisions as adopted at the January 18th IIEC meeting. In accordance with Appendix I, Section V.B. of the UIIA, these revisions will become effective on April 14, 2011.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on March 23, 2011, outlining the revisions to Section E.6.d., Section H. and Exhibit D that will become effective on April 14, 2011.

The IIEC during its meeting held on January 18, 2011 approved proposed modifications to the Agreement that impacted the following provisions in the UIIA:

  • Section E.6.d. and E.6.g. — Free Days and Use Charges
  • Section H. Dispute Resolution Process
  • Exhibit D — DRP Guidelines

A 30-day comment period has been provided to all UIIA participants and will close on March 2, 2011. Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on February 1, 2011, outlining these proposed revisions

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on February 1, 2011.

During a conference call held on September 9, 2010, the IIEC approved a modification to Section C.2. In accordance with Appendix I, Section V.B. of the UIIA, these revisions will become effective on November 8, 2010. Please note that these approved modifications had been previously forwarded to all participants for review and comment on September 9, 2010.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on October 22, 2010, outlining the revision to Section C.2. that will be effective on November 8, 2010.

In accordance with Appendix I, Section V. of the UIIA, all participants were notified on September 15, 2010, of a modification to Section C.2. Premise Access of the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA) that were approved by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) during a conference call on September 9, 2010.

Participants are provided with a 30-day period to review and submit comments on these modifications. All comments will need to be submitted in writing, via email to debbie.sasko@intermodal.org by no later than October 15, 2010, to be considered. The proposed effective date of these revisions will not be before October 30, 2010.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on September 15, 2010.

The IIEC during its conference call held on September 9, 2010, reviewed comments submitted by UIIA participants on the proposed modifications to the Agreement and unanimously decided to postpone implementations to the following provisions of the UIIA, pending further review and discussion:

  • Section E.6.d. and E.6.g. — Free Days and Use Charges
  • Section H. Dispute Resolution Process
  • Exhibit D, Item 7 — DRP Guidelines

Should the Committee's review result in any substantive changes to the proposed modifications, an additional 30-day comment period will be opened for all UIIA participants.

In accordance with Appendix I, Section V. of the UIIA, all participants were notified on July 7, 2010 of modifications to the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA) that were approved by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) during a conference call on June 24, 2010.

Participants are provided with a 30-day period to review and submit comments on these modifications. All comments will need to be submitted in writing, via email to debbie.sasko@intermodal.org by no later than August 6, 2010, to be considered. The proposed effective date of these revisions will not be before August 23, 2010.

Click here to download a copy of the proposed modifications to the UIIA.

In accordance with Appendix I, Section V. of the UIIA, all participants were notified on March 3, 2010 of modifications to the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA) that were approved by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) at its meeting held on February 17, 2010.

Participants are provided with a 30-day period to review and submit comments on these modifications. All comments must be submitted in writing, via email to debbie.sasko@intermodal.org, by no later than April 3, 2010, to be considered. The proposed effective date of these revisions will not be before May 3, 2010.

Please click here for a copy of the memo along with the proposed modifications to the UIIA.

During a conference call held on August 11, 2009, the IIEC members unanimously approved proposed modifications to Section B. Definition of Terms and Section E.1. Equipment Return.  All participants are provided a 30-day period closing on September 20, 2009, to submit comments on the proposed revisions. 

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on August 25, 2009 outlining the proposed modifications and providing the 30-day comment period.

During a conference call held on August 11, 2009, the IIEC members unanimously approved to move forward with specific modifications to the UIIA, as adopted at the March 18th IIEC meeting. In accordance with Appendix I, Section V.B. of the UIIA, these revisions will become effective on September 1, 2009. Please note that these approved modifications had been previously forwarded to all participants for review and comment on April 14, 2009.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to all participants on August 17, 2009 outlining the revisions that become effective on September 1, 2009.

During a conference call conducted on June 10, 2009, the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee voted to suspend, for a period of 30-days, the implementation of proposed modifications to the UIIA, pending further view by the Committee. The proposed modifications were outlined in an earlier notice to all UIIA participants, dated April 14, 2009. Should the Committee's review result in any substantive revisions to the proposed modifications, an additional 30-day comment period will be opened for all UIIA participants.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to UIIA participants on April 14, 2009, along with the proposed modifications to the UIIA that are now under further review by the IIEC.

At the IIEC meeting held on March 18, 2009, the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) approved proposed modifications to the UIIA. Several of these revisions are related to the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Roadability regulations which will become effective on June 17, 2009. Specific provisions of the new rule have a staggered implementation, which commences in December of 2009 and continues through December 2010.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to participants advising them of the proposed modifications.

At the IIEC meeting held on March 18, 2009, the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) approved proposed modifications to the UIIA. Several of these revisions are related to the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Roadability regulations which will become effective on June 17, 2009. Specific provisions of the new rule have a staggered implementation, which commences in December of 2009 and continues through December 2010.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to participants advising of the Committee's decision.

In accordance with Appendix I, Section V, of the UIIA, all participants are hereby noticed of modifications approved by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) at a recent meeting. Comments are welcome and may be submitted over the next 30 days and should be in writing, via email to debbie.sasko@intermodal.org or by USPS to the address shown below. All submissions must be received by March 9, 2009, in order to be considered. The proposed effective date of these revisions will not be before April 20, 2009.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to participants advising them of the proposed modiciations.

A memo was sent to all UIIA participants on September 5, 2008, advising that the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) had adopted specific modifications/revisions to the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA). These proposed revisions were forwarded to all participants and a 30-day comment period was provided. No comments were received from participants regarding the proposed revisions, therefore, in accordance with Appendix I, Section V.B. of the UIIA, the modifications, as approved at the August 20, 2008, meeting will become effective on November 5, 2008.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to participants advising of the Committee's decision along with a copy of the approved revisions.

In accordance with Appendix I, Section V. of the UIIA, all participants were notified on September 5, 2008, of modifications to the following sections of the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA) that were approved by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) at its meeting held on August 20, 2008.

  • Section E.3 - Damage to Equipment
  • Section E.6.c. — Free Days and Use Charges
  • New Exhibit D — Dispute Resolution Process Guidelines

Participants are provided with a 30-day period to review and submit comments on these modifications. All comments must be submitted in writing, via email to debbie.sasko@intermodal.org by no later than October 5, 2008, to be considered. The proposed effective date of these revisions will not be before November 4, 2008.

Please click here for a copy of the memo along with the proposed modifications to the UIIA.

A memo was sent to all UIIA participants on May 12, 2008, advising that the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) had adopted specific modifications/revisions to the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA). These proposed revisions were forwarded to all participants and a 30-day comment was provided. All comments received were forwarded to the IIEC for review and further consideration.

The IIEC held a conference call on July 9, 2008, and decided to move forward with all of the proposed modifications to the UIIA, as unanimously adopted at the April 29 IIEC meeting. The effective date of the revisions will be August 1, 2008. During the call, the Committee did agree that some of the issues raised in the comments that were received warranted further discussion by the IIEC at its next meeting scheduled for August 20, 2008. Should it be determined at that time that further clarifications and/or modifications are necessary, all participants will be advised.

Please click here for a copy of the memo sent to participants advising of the Committee's decision along with a copy of the approved revisions.

In accordance with Appendix I, Section V. of the UIIA, all participants were notified on May 12, 2008 of modifications to the following sections of the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA) that were approved by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) at its meeting held on April 29, 2008.

  • Section D.2.a — Equipment Interchange Receipt
  • Section E.3 — Damage to Equipment
  • Section E.6.c. — Free Days and Use Charges
  • New Section H — Dispute Resolution Process
  • New Exhibit D — Dispute Resolution Process Guidelines

Participants are provided with a 30-day period to review and submit comments on these modifications. All comments will need to be submitted in writing, via email to debbie.sasko@intermodal.org by no later than June 10, 2008, to be considered. The proposed effective date of these revisions will not be before July 5, 2008.

Click here for a copy of the memo along with the proposed modifications to the UIIA.

At the IIEC meeting on November 9, 2007, the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) approved the expansion of the current pilot Dispute Resolution Process that was being tested in California to now also be available to UIIA participants that have business operations in the Northeastern US. This would include the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Effective December 1, 2007, the pilot DRP process was implemented for use by UIIA participants servicing the Northeastern states listed above.

At the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) meeting held on November 9, 2007, the Committee was advised of the numerous inquiries received from UIIA participants requesting clarification of the language in Section E.3.d of the UIIA as it relates to the specific documentation that is required when billing Motor Carriers for repairs. On December 4, 2007, in an effort to clear up any confusion, a memo was distributed to all UIIA participants on behalf of the IIEC, to clarify the language in this provision relating to documentation required when billing for repairs.

Please click here for a copy of the IIEC memo sent to all UIIA participants.

At the IIEC meeting in April 2007, the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) approved a pilot Dispute Resolution Process for testing and evaluation for possible inclusion in the UIIA. The purpose of the program is to provide an alternative method for resolving issues involving per diem and/or maintenance and repair invoices after all dispute resolution processes under the UIIA/EP Addenda have been exhausted. Effective July 1, 2007, the pilot DRP process was implemented for use by UIIA participants with business operations in the state of California.

At the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) meeting held on April 19 & 20, 2007, the Committee approved modifications and/or addition of new language to Section B. Definitions, D.3 Equipment Use, E.2 Lost, Stolen or Destroyed Equipment and E.4 Tires of the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA). These proposed changes have been provided to all UIIA participants for a 30-day comment period. The deadline for comments is June 6, 2007. The proposed effective date of the revisions will not be before July 25, 2007.

Please click here for a copy of the memo along with the proposed modifications to the UIIA.

As a result of the various changes in industry practices, the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) had requested that IANA Counsel conduct a thorough review of the provisions of the basic UII Agreement to ascertain if modifications and/or clarifications were needed. At the IIEC meeting held on January 17, 2007, the Committee reviewed the results of Counsel's analysis of the basic UII Agreement and approved specific modifications/clarifications to the UIIA. In addition, the Committee also approved modifications and/or new language to Sections B.6, B.7, D.2 and E.3 of the UIIA that addresses the use of automated gate inspection systems. Click here for full outline of modifications/clarifications adopted by IIEC. These changes became effective on April 11, 2007.

At a meeting held on August 9, 2006, the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) approved modifications to Appendix I, Administrative Procedures of the UIIA. The revisions included a modification to the language under Section II, Review Procedures for New or Revised Providers Addenda, Item II.C.1 and Item II.C.2. In addition a new Section VIII Non-Compliance of UIIA was added that set forth procedures in the event a participant does not comply with the terms and conditions of the UIIA.

These revisions became effective November 1, 2006.

At a meeting of the IIEC held on February 1, 2006, members unanimously voted to make the following revisions to the UIIA for the purposes of clarifying the intent of each provision.

Section B., Definition of Terms — modifications to Item B.7 Facility Operator and Item B.15 Facility Operator were revised to clarify that Facility Operators must be signatories to the Agreement in order to be extended coverage under the UIIA.

An editorial correction was made to Section E.1 to change the "A" in the term "Agreement" that is contained in the first portion of this provision to lower case and also to add language stating that an Equipment Provider’s Addendum is not considered a separate bilateral agreement.

These revisions became effective February 24, 2006.

The Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) adopted at its September 29, 2004 meeting revisions to the following sections in the UIIA that became effective on January 17, 2005.

  • Section D.3.a.(1)
  • Section D.3.a.(1)
  • Section F.4.a. and F.4.b. (Modification to Indemnification Provision)
  • Section F.6.
  • Added Exhibit A — Motor Carrier Pre-trip Inspection

The Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) adopted the following revisions to the following sections of the UIIA that became effective on April 26, 2005:

  • Section G.14.c. — added provision for required EP notification to Motor Carrier for suspension of interchange privileges due to an outstanding monetary matter.

In addition, revisions to the following sections of Appendix I, Administrative Procedures of the UIIA were made and became effective on April 6, 2005:

  • Section I. Administration & Implementation — Items A, C, E, F.4. and G.
  • Section II. Procedures for New or Revised Providers Addenda — Items A, B and C.
  • Section III. Requests for Interpretation of Agreement Provisions — Items A and B.
  • Section IV. Requests for Modifications to the Agreement — Items A and B.
  • Section V. Notice of Proposed Modifications to the Agreement and Comment Process — Items A and B.

The Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) adopted a revision to Section G.14.a. of the UIIA to clarify that the effective date of any change to an EP’s addendum shall be no less than thirty (30) days from the date of notification to the Motor Carrier.

The IIEC was asked to interpret whether the West Coast work actions of independent owner operators in California that occurred in April/May 2004, falls under Section G.12 Force Majeure. The IIEC determined that the work action in California did not fall under Section G.12. (Date of Decision: June 16, 2004).

The IIEC was asked to interpret whether the work action of independent contractors in New Orleans, Louisiana that occurred in April 2003, falls under Section G.12 Force Majeure. The IIEC determined that the work action in New Orleans did not fall under Section G.12. (Date of Decision: January 28, 2004)

The IIEC was requested to interpret Section D.2.a and D.2.b of the UIIA to determine if it is a requirement of the Agreement to include the driver's name on an electronic equivalent to the Equipment Interchange Receipt (EIR).

The IIEC reviewed the language currently contained in Section D.2, Equipment Interchange Receipts, which stipulates that, “The receipt shall be considered executed upon signature by both Parties or complete identification of both parties”. It was noted that the term “Parties” is defined in the Agreement as the Provider, Motor Carrier and/or Facility Operator who are signatories to the Agreement. Therefore, it could be interpreted that the information necessary to identify each party on the EIR (or electronic equivalent) would be the names of the Provider and the Motor Carrier, since they are the signatories to the Agreement, and not the individual company driver.

The committee concluded that, because the UIIA does not specifically address the types of information that should be included on the EIR it would not be mandatory for the driver's name be included on the documentation. The IIEC does however, recognize the importance of this issue, and has requested that its ocean and rail members research the type of information that is currently being documented on the EIR at the various rail ramps and marine terminals and report their findings back to the group for further review and discussion at the next scheduled meeting.  (Date of Decision: January 28, 2004)

The IIEC was asked to interpret Section D.3.d and D.3.d(1) of the UIIA as it relates to motor carrier responsibility for damage to those items classified as wear and tear. Section D.3.d and D.3.d(1) state the following:

  • Section D.3.d – Motor Carrier will return Equipment to the Provider in the same condition, reasonable Wear and Tear excepted.
  • Section D.3.d – Motor Carrier will return Equipment to the Provider in the same condition, reasonable Wear and Tear excepted.

The IIEC maintained that the AAR TOFC/COFC Interchange Rules stipulates that damage to items classified as wear and tear are the responsibility of the Equipment Provider and not the Motor Carrier. (Date of Decision: October 1, 2003)

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