Frequently Asked Questions

UIIA General FAQs

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IANA is an acronym for the Intermodal Association of North America. IANA is a transportation trade association representing the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry.

UIIA is an acronym for the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement a standard industry contract between truckers/drayage companies and water/rail carriers and leasing companies (Equipment Providers). The UIIA program is administered by IANA and covers liability and other issues related to the interchange of intermodal equipment (containers, chassis, etc.) between the two parties.

If you are not sure whether your company is an IANA member, please click here to view a list of current IANA Members by Division. Information on how to become an IANA member is available by visiting IANA’s website (http://www.intermodal.org). Click here to learn about the Benefits of IANA Membership.

All UIIA participants are provided with a password when they initially register for UIIA participation. This password, along with the Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC Code), will permit access to your company’s account information. On the UIIA home page, click on the appropriate login in the main navigation menu at the top of page under User Login. You can find same login links across the bottom row of the UIIA home page titled UIIA Application Logins.

If an employee of a participating company forgets their password, they can click on the "Forgot Password?" link in their respective login page. Login pages are accessible from the UIIA home page by clicking on the appropriate link in the main navigation menu at the top of page under User Login. You can find same login links across the bottom row of the UIIA home page titled UIIA Application Logins. If your company does not have your SCAC code, the UIIA contact on file for your company can request your password information via email to uiia@intermodal.org. Please note that the request must be submitted by the UIIA contact on file as this information will not be released to any other party.

No, the UIIA requires that a Motor Carrier have a current Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC), but our office does not handle the issuing of SCAC Codes. This is handled by National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA). Their office can be reached at (703) 838-1831 or you can apply for the code online at https://secure.nmfta.org.

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UIIA is an acronym for the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement and it is a program administered by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

You can register on-line at https://app1.uiia.org/application/NewMember/joinMC.do (for detailed instructions for online registration click here), or you can click here to download a copy of the motor carrier application packet for participation in the UIIA. The packet includes a "Motor Carrier Quick Reference" that outlines the items your company and your insurance agent need to provide our office in order to participate in the program.

There is an annual administrative service fee of $335.00 to participate in the UIIA. If your company is also an IANA member and wishes to participate in the UIIA program the annual administrative fee will be discounted to $295.00 a year.

The annual service fee covers the costs associated with the administration of the program.

If your company is not sure if it is an IANA member, please click here to view the IANA Member List. Information on how to become an IANA member is available by visiting the IANA website. Click here to find out the Benefits of IANA Membership.

We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express for credit card payments. If your company prefers to pay by check, we will accept a faxed copy of the check in order to expedite your application. Once your company is accepted in the UIIA, we must receive the original check within seven (7) days or your company’s participation will be cancelled. All Canadian checks must be in US Funds and drawn on a U.S. Bank.

The billing cycle is 12 months and on an anniversary basis. Companies are invoiced thirty (30) days in advance of their anniversary date. For example, if a company is accepted in the UIIA in January 2007, the next invoice date will be December 2007.

SCAC stands for Standard Carrier Alpha Code. This is a four-letter code that is assigned by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) and is utilized to identify your company in both the UIIA and Equipment Providers (ocean carriers/railroads/leasing companies) databases.

You can use Form 4 of the UIIA Application packet to apply for a SCAC Code through the NMFTA or you can apply for the code online at https://secure.nmfta.org/.

The US DOT Number and Federal Tax ID number are required for participation in the UIIA. The MC Number will be required depending on your company’s type of business operations. Any Motor Carrier that operates in/out of a port and/or intermodal rail facility is required to have an MC Number. The only exception to this would be:

1) Motor Carrier that is classified as a PRIVATE CARRIER (not for hire) and hauls its own goods.

2) Motor Carrier does local drayage only that does not require going in/out of a port and/or intermodal rail facility.

3) Motor Carrier is flagged through the FMCSA SAFER System database as "EXEMPT FOR HIRE" and does not have "AUTH. FOR HIRE" or "INTERSTATE" marked.

4) Motor Carrier only does business within Canada and does not do cross border moves into the U.S.


Question: Why are Motor Carriers required to have a MC number even if they only operate within their own state.

49 CFR 390.5 - Interstate Commerce means trade, traffic, or transportation in the United States:

(1) Between a place in a State and a place outside of such State (including a place outside of the United States);
(2) Between two places in a State through another State or a place outside of the United States; or
(3) Between two places in a State as part of trade, traffic, or transportation originating or terminating outside the State or the United States.


Question: How does one distinguish between intra- and interstate commerce for the purposes of applicability of the FMCSRs?

49 CFR 390.3 Interpretive Question 6:

Guidance: Interstate commerce is determined by the essential character of the movement, manifested by the shippers fixed and persistent intent at the time of shipment, and is ascertained from all of the facts and circumstances surrounding the transportation. When the intent of the transportation being performed is interstate in nature, even when the route is within the boundaries of a single State, the driver and CMV are subject to the FMCSRs.

The UIIA sets up the interchange contract for your company to do business with participating UIIA Equipment Providers. However we DO NOT SET UP WORK for motor carrier participants.

Once a company is accepted in the UIIA, they need to contact individual Equipment Providers with whom they wish to do business directly to set up work. Make sure the Equipment Provider is aware that your company is a new participant in the UIIA.

The UIIA office provides each participating Equipment Provider with motor carrier interchange status information. Each Equipment Provider has access to this interchange status data so they can confirm whether your company has a valid interchange in place for them.

For your convenience, a list of the corporate contacts for each Equipment Provider Participant on the UIIA website or you can Click here to obtain a copy of the EP Contact List.

You may also want to try contacting Intermodal Marketing Companies that broker loads for some Equipment Providers. Click here to access a list of Third Party Logistic Companies (3PLs) that are IANA members.

Motor Carriers are encouraged to apply on-line for UIIA participation at www.uiia.org/mc/mc_login.php by clicking on New Member. We also suggest that you have your insurance agent register to become authorized to submit insurance on-line on behalf of your company by going to www.uiia.org/insurance/ia_login.php and clicking on New Member. The timeframe for completion of the process depends on how quickly all the necessary information is either submitted on-line or faxed to the UIIA office. Your account will be activated once all required information is received, but if all information is not received within 30 days from the start of the application process your account will be deleted from our system. If your account happens to get deleted prior to finishing the application process you would simply re-register to start the process again.

Yes, any UIIA Motor Carrier that brokers loads would need to register with FMCSA as both a Broker and a Motor Carrier.

In accordance with Section F.3. of the UIIA, if Equipment is interchanged by the UIIA Motor Carrier or is otherwise authorized by the UIIA Motor Carrier to be in the possession of other parties, the UIIA Motor Carrier shall be responsible for the performance of all terms of this Agreement in the same manner as if the Equipment were in its possession, unless the written consent of the Provider has been obtained. This would include providing first party insurance coverage should any claim occur. Any commercial agreement between the UIIA MC and a company they broker the load to would be outside the scope of the UIIA. If a UIIA Motor Carrier decides to broker a load it is important for their protection to ensure that the company they are brokering the load to is also a UIIA Motor Carrier participant that has the proper authority, insurance and SCAC Code in place. In addition, the UIIA Motor Carrier that brokers the load should make sure they are in compliance with Section F.3. of the UIIA as indicated in the first paragraph above.

Here are some of the ways the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA) benefits Motor Carriers participants:

  1. Eliminates signing separate interchange contracts with individual Equipment Providers.
  2. The UIIA is the only industry standard interchange contract that is utilized by 95% of the top 100 ocean carriers and all major railroads.
  3. Reduces the number of insurance certificates that must be filed. One certificate of insurance is provided to the UIIA that includes all insurance required for the Equipment Providers with whom you company wishes to do business.
  4. You will have access to your account information 24/7 via the Internet through your UIIA Account login. This also includes while your account is in a pending status waiting to complete the application process. Automated Voice Response system provides an alternative method for obtaining account status information.
  5. Automatic seven day insurance reminders are provided advising Motor Carriers of upcoming renewals and assist in maintaining up to date insurance.

In order to be approved for any UIIA Equipment Provider, the Motor Carrier must meet the insurance requirements of the specific Equipment Provider. Motor Carriers meeting the basic requirements of the UIIA are not automatically approved for every participating Equipment Provider. The Equipment Provider Requirements will provide you with the individual insurance requirement for each Equipment Provider. Motor Carriers may check the list of Equipment Providers they are approved for through the UIIA Account access, via the Internet. Once logged into your account, each Motor Carrier should click on Update EP list and select the companies you wish to do business with. You can then click on any of the Equipment Providers’ companies name to see the You Need /You Have List to determine what additional information is needed to become approved for the specific Equipment Provider.

Motor Carrier status information is provided to UIIA Equipment Providers electronically via EDI (electronic data exchange) or through the Equipment Providers access to the UIIA, via the Internet. Each Equipment Provider makes the determination of how they will receive UIIA Motor Carrier interchange status data.

Motor Carrier interchange status information is provided directly to the participating Equipment Providers under the UIIA. It is then up to the Equipment Provider to update the various facilities they utilize with this information.

Motor Carriers often experience delays with this process, so IANA developed the Terminal Feed Service. Under the Terminal Feed Service, UIIA Equipment Providers can have Motor Carrier status information sent directly to the facilities they utilize, expediting this process.

Unfortunately not all Equipment Providers take advantage of this value-added UIIA service. We continue to work to encourage those Equipment Providers not subscribing to the Terminal Feed Service to do so.

All UIIA Motor Carriers are provided with a password when they initially register for UIIA participation. This password, along with their company’s SCAC Code, provides access to their UIIA Account information, via the Internet at www.uiia.org/mc/mc_login.php.

If you forget your password, you may request this information on-line from the Motor Carrier login page at www.uiia.org/mc/mc_login.php by clicking on "Forgot Password." You will need to enter your SCAC Code and then your password will be sent via email to the Main UIIA/IDD Contact on file. The Password will only be provided to the Main UIIA/IDD Contact.

The Main UIIA/IDD Contact may also change their password on-line once they have logged into their account at www.uiia.org/mc/mc_login.php under "Update Account Information."

Click here for UIIA Insurance Requirements.

Motor Carriers should access their account information online and click on Update EP List to select the Equipment Providers they wish to do business with. They should also provide their insurance agent with the Insurance Agent Code and their SCAC Code and have the agent register to submit insurance online at www.uiia.org/insurance/ia_login.php by clicking on New Member. If you do not remember your Insurance Agent’s Code to access your account, you can obtain this information by clicking on Update IA Details and the Insurance Agent Code will be shown at the top of the page. We also suggest that your agent download a copy of the Insurance Instructions and also the on-line user guide for Insurance agents at www.uiia.org/userguide/ia/iahelp1.php.

If your agent will be faxing the information to our office, they will need to provide one certificate of insurance showing the UIIA as the certificate holder. The certificate should include all required insurance policies along with the applicable endorsements. In addition, the certificate must name the Equipment Providers, not the UIIA, as additional insurance on the appropriate policies.

For your agent’s convenience in naming the Equipment Providers additional insured, they can use the Equipment Provider Checklist.

Motor Carriers may download copies of EP Addenda to the UIIA by accessing their UIIA account online.

Once you have logged into your UIIA account you can download all the Steamship Lines' addenda by clicking on "Download All Addendums" from the navigation bar or you can click on the Equipment Provider’s company name listed under Pending Approval/Approved, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "Current Addendum-click here to download."

Click here to see a brief summary explaining the terminology Selected Approved/Selected Pending/Not Selected Pending/Not Selected Approved.

Changing the company name that your UIIA participation is shown under can be done online or by fax. Click here for the online users guide on how to change your company name:

  1. Complete a new signature page to the UIIA. (Form 2 starting on Page 3 of the Motor Carrier UIIA participation packet).
  2. Make sure that you contact National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) to get your SCAC Code changed to reflect the new company name. You can reach NMFTA at (703) 838-1831. Click here to download a SCAC Code Application.
  3. If your company currently is approved to do business with Equipment Providers that require additional paperwork (i.e., addenda, credit applications), you will be required to complete these documents again under the new company name. Click here for detailed instructions on how to submit EP addenda online.
  4. Your insurance agent will need to provide a new Certificate of Insurance along with the applicable endorsements reflecting the new company name.

Yes, any UIIA Motor Carrier that brokers loads would need to register with FMCSA as both a Broker and a Motor Carrier.

In accordance with Section F.3. of the UIIA, if Equipment is interchanged by the UIIA Motor Carrier or is otherwise authorized by the UIIA Motor Carrier to be in the possession of other parties, the UIIA Motor Carrier shall be responsible for the performance of all terms of this Agreement in the same manner as if the Equipment were in its possession, unless the written consent of the Provider has been obtained. This would include providing first party insurance coverage should any claim occur. Any commercial agreement between the UIIA MC and a company they broker the load to would be outside the scope of the UIIA. If a UIIA Motor Carrier decides to broker a load it is important for their protection to ensure that the company they are brokering the load to is also a UIIA Motor Carrier participant that has the proper authority, insurance and SCAC Code in place. In addition, the UIIA Motor Carrier that brokers the load should make sure they are in compliance with Section F.3. of the UIIA as indicated in the first paragraph above.

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Equipment Providers wishing to participate in the UIIA will need to download the Equipment Provider Packet, which will provide you with instructions on what information is needed to participate in the program. Should you have questions, please contact the UIIA office at (301) 982-3400 ext. 352.

Equipment Provider annual administrative service fees for participation in the UIIA program are calculated based on three components:

  1. Total Annual Volume — this figure is obtained from the previous year end PIERS Report for ocean carriers, the total volume reported by the AAR for railroads, or an annual census for non-traditional Equipment Providers (i.e., leasing companies, marine terminals, etc.).
  2. Data Access Component — this figure is calculated based on how your company elects to access UIIA data (ie. EDI transmissions, Internet). Each access method is assigned a multiplier based on the level of labor involved in the process.
  3. Motor Carriers Serviced — this figure is calculated based either on the number of motor carriers at the time of billing that have named your company additional insured on auto liability or if your company elects to be "carrier specific" it is based on the number of carriers flagged for your company in the UIIA database.

Please contact the UIIA office if you would like to obtain an estimate of the fees to participate in the program.

You can check the status of a motor carrier at anytime by accessing your account online. Click here to login with your company's SCAC Code and password. The password would have been provided to the UIIA contact on file for your company. Once logged in you can search for a Motor Carrier under MC Lookup and click on the Motor Carrier's Company Name to obtain their status.

Click here for detailed online instructions.

Reporting features are also available when you access your account online. Please refer to the User Guide at www.uiia.org/userguide/ep/ephelp13.php for details on the reporting features.

Click on ACCESS TO PREVIOUS ADDENDA. This will display a list of previous versions of your company’s addenda. Click on the document link for the version you wish to download.

You may also download previous versions of your addendum by clicking on "EP Template," selecting "Past" from the search template dropdown and then clicking "Search." Click here for more detailed instructions.

You will need to submit the changes your company wants to make to its addendum via email to Debbie Sasko (debbie.sasko@intermodal.org).

Staff will review the modifications and determine whether they require review by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC), which oversees administration of the UIIA program. If the change requires the Committee's review, the information will be sent to the affected modal Committee members to ascertain whether the language is acceptable. If acceptable, the language will go into effect thirty (30) days from the date notice is sent to UIIA motor carriers advising of the change. If the Committee finds the proposed language unacceptable, the Equipment Provider will be given the opportunity to hold a conference call with Committee members to address any concerns regarding the proposed language.

If the proposed addenda language does not require Committee review, the revision will become effective thirty (30) days from the date notice is sent to UIIA motor carriers advising of the change.

Equipment Providers will have the ability to download copies of a Motor Carrier's current insurance and insurance covering a specific timeframe once logged into their UIIA Account. The ability to print a Motor Carrier's current insurance will be available once you bring up the Motor Carrier account by clicking on "Print In-Place Policies." Insurance covering a specific timeframe can be obtained under "Lookup Archival & History."

New Motor Carriers will have the ability to apply on-line for participation in the UIIA. In addition, the Insurance Agent will be able to submit insurance on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Companies may also still fax application information to the UIIA. Information submitted on-line will automatically be updated. Once all information is received for a new account it will automatically become active in the system.

The UIIA does have the ability to cancel a Motor Carrier at the Equipment Provider's request. The Equipment Provider must confirm to the UIIA office that proper notification has been given to the Motor Carrier being suspended in accordance with the Agreement.

Equipment Providers can suspend a Motor Carrier's interchange privileges themselves through their online UIIA Account from the Motor Carrier Lookup Screen. Please note that your company will be required to acknowledge online that proper notification has been provided regarding the suspension.

If you prefer to send your request for suspension via e-mail to UIIA Staff to enter, please send an e-mail to uiiaeprequests@uiia.org.

Please note that the Motor Carrier will remain suspended until you go online and remove the cancellation or notify the UIIA office to reinstate the account.

The Terminal Feed Service is a value-added service offered to UIIA Equipment Providers.

It provides interchange status information directly to facilities designated by the Equipment Provider. The data is sent via electronic data transmission, via ftp (file transfer protocol).

A full file is created each morning with hourly updates provided for the facilities throughout the day until 7:45pm (EST).

There is a minimal monthly fee associated with this service and the Equipment Provider is required to execute a Licensing Agreement authorizing the UIIA to provide this data to the designated facilities.

For more information, please contact Sherry Parnell at (301) 982-3400, ext. 348.

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The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), in its administration of the UIIA, is not able to provide legal interpretations of the language contained in the Agreement. However, the Administrative Procedures, Appendix I, Section III. Requests for Interpretation of Agreement Provisions, provides the ability for participants to request interpretations of the Agreement by the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC). Please note that these interpretations are solely provided as a matter of guidance to the participant and limited to the applicability or consistency with existing provisions in the Agreement and/or Providers' Addenda.

Issues which involve charges are considered commercial matters that are beyond the scope of the Agreement and are handled in the individual EP addenda. The UIIA cannot adjudicate invoicing issues among participants. Matters involving commercial issues would need to be handled directly between the MC and the EP.

Participants should report non-compliance of the Agreement to the UIIA office. The UIIA will then notify the appropriate party of the violation. The party will be advised that as a signatory to the UIIA, they are bound by the terms and conditions of the Agreement and will be requested to take the appropriate steps to correct the matter that is not in compliance.

Notifications of changes to an EP's addendum shall be effective thirty (30) days from the date of the notice provided from the UIIA office notifying the Motor Carrier of the revision.

The notification process for suspension of a Motor Carrier's interchange privileges relating to outstanding invoices are addressed under Section G.14.c. of the UIIA. The EP is required to notify the Motor Carrier of the pending suspension no less than (3) three business days prior to the suspension. The notification should include the EP's contact information necessary for the Motor Carrier to resolve the outstanding issue.

If the suspension is related to a matter other than non-payment of outstanding invoices, the notification of the suspension would be addressed under Section C.2 of the UIIA. The EP shall provide to the Motor Carrier a written statement of the reason for the suspension by registered mail, email or confirmed facsimile no less than three (3) business days prior to the suspension occurring.

Section E.6.c. of the UIIA states that the EP shall invoice the MC within 60 days from the date the equipment is returned to the EP. If an invoice is issued beyond this timeframe, the EP loses it right to collect the charges.

This information is contained in each of the EPs addenda. MCs can download copies of any EPs addenda when they access their account online. Simply go to "Update EP List" and click on the specific EP's company name. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on "Current Addendum — click here to download." If you wish to download a past version of an EP's addendum, this information is also available by clicking on "Download All Addendums." Motor Carriers can download a file containing all EPs addenda in one document by clicking on "Download All Addendums" on the left hand navigation bar. In addition, Motor Carriers may click on "EP FREE TIME/PER DIEM INFO" to download all free time and per diem info only in a PDF document.

The Agreement does not address the specific documentation that the EP is required to provide, however it does indicate under Section E.6.d. that the EP shall provide documentation reasonably necessary to support its invoices.

Section E.3.c. of the Agreement set for the established timeframes for billing for repairs.

Standard Gate Systems (manned): Not later than 165 calendar days.

AGS Gates Systems (unmanned): Not later than 120 calendar days following the interchange transaction giving rise to the bill.

Invoices for repairs made during the during the Interchange Period must be issued no later than 90 calendar days from the date of the repair. Provider may, in its addendum, adopt a shorter billing timeframe, which is no less than 45 days, and applies to both the Motor Carrier and Provider.

Section E.3.a.1. of the UIIA identifies the required information the EP must provide when billing for repairs. This would include:

  1. Copy of Actual Repair Invoice. In instances where the a copy of the actual repair bill is not available to Provider, documentation containing the repair vendor's name, repair date, location and a control number that ties the documentation to the invoice provided to the Motor Carrier is acceptable, in lieu of the actual repair bill.
  2. Factual documentation supporting the Provider's determination that the Motor Carrier is responsible for the charges being billed. (i.e. A copy of an in-gate Equipment Interchange Receipt would be considered a type of factual documentation to substantiate charges billed.)

In December 2007, the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee (IIEC) clarified that the EP was required to include a copy of the in-gate receipt and the actual repair invoice when billing for repairs. It is the responsibility of the Motor Carrier to ensure that their drivers request a copy of the out-gate receipt at the time of interchange. This document will be necessary should the Motor Carrier wish to dispute a repair invoice.

Yes, it is the responsibility of the EP to ensure that any third-party vendors they utilize for billing are aware of the terms and conditions of the UIIA and that the vendor's billing processes and procedures comply with the UIIA.

If a Motor Carrier finds that a third-party billing vendor is not complying with the UIIA, they should report this information to the UIIA office. The EP will be advised of the non-compliance by the vendor and requested to contact them to correct the matter.

Exhibits B and C of the Agreement clarify damage and the responsibility for repair and/or replacement of equipment items as follows:

  • Exhibit B — identifies items that are the Owner's responsibility as a result of normal wear and tear. The Motor Carrier would only be responsible for the repair of items listed under this Exhibit if it was a result of "damage" caused by the Motor Carrier's negligence.
  • Exhibit C — identifies items that are the Motor Carrier's responsibility during the Interchange Period.

Exhibit A sets forth items that the Motor Carrier is responsible for visually or audibly checking prior to the use of the Equipment. It does not establish any kind of invoicing responsibilities. These items are set forth in Exhibits B and C.

A Motor Carrier can question whether the amount being charged by the EP is reasonable and customary, but it would be the responsibility of the Motor Carrier questioning the charges to conduct the research necessary to dispute the charges.

Motor Carriers that wish to dispute charges (i.e., M & R or per diem) should determine whether the specific Equipment Provider's addendum contains a Dispute Resolution process. If so, you would dispute the invoice in accordance with the procedures contained in the EP's addendum. In absence of a dispute resolution process contained in the Equipment Provider's addendum, the default dispute resolution process in the UIIA under Section H.1. should be followed.

The default dispute resolution process in Section H.1. of the UIIA indicates that the Equipment Provider will undertake to reconcile disputed items within 30 days of receipt of the dispute. If the Equipment Provider has its own dispute resolution process in its addendum, the Motor Carrier should refer to this provision for the timeframe.

Claims may be submitted under the mandatory and binding Dispute Resolution Process once issue has gone through the standard dispute resolution process in the UIIA/EP Addenda. Motor Carriers have 15 days from the EP's response under the standard dispute resolution process to pay the claim or seek arbitration. In addition, the incident giving rise to the claim must have occurred on or after August 1, 2008.

To file a claim under the Dispute Resolution Process the party must complete the Notice of Intent to Seek Binding Arbitration form .In addition specific documentation supporting the claim must also accompany this form and the party must submit payment of the initial filing fee of $50.00 . Click here to obtain information regarding the paperwork required for submission of a claim under the DRP.

The arbitration panel has 45 days from the date they are provided with the case to render a decision. Upon receipt of the panel's determination, both the Moving Party and the Responding Party will be notified by IANA of the panel's decision in the matter. The panel will include the basis for their findings with the decision they render.

Exhibit D of the UIIA, Item 14 addresses this point by indicating that both the EP and the Motor Carrier retain all their rights and remedies for the enforcement of the dispute resolution process.

Previous binding arbitration case decisions can be found on the UIIA website at www.uiia.org/about/drp_decisions.php and are organized by cases involving Maintenance and Repair and Per Diem. In addition, the case decision are grouped by the provision of the UIIA that the case involves. Participants are encouraged to review the previous decisions prior to submitting a claim to determine if a similar case has already been arbitrated under the binding arbitration process.

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