Motor Carrier Information
Important Notices for Motor Carriers
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.
Mediterranean Shipping will take advantage of IANA’s new Street Interchange Application. Effective September 19, 2016, Mediterranean Shipping will require all Motor Carriers wanting to initiate a street interchange/street turn request involving Mediterranean Shipping equipment to do so through IANA’s Street Interchange Application.
IANA launched its new Street Interchange Application on June 30, 2016, to facilitate motor carrier to motor carrier street interchanges (load/load, empty/load, load/empty) as well as street turns for both Motor Carriers and Equipment Providers under the UIIA. The new web portal will provide a technology based solution that will:
- Capture electronically the transfer of liability, damage and indemnification set forth under the UIIA from the originating motor carrier to the receiving motor carrier when a street interchange is performed.
- Provide supporting documentation for UIIA Equipment Providers to properly allocate free time and per diem based on terms contained in their individual UIIA addendum as well as maintenance and repair charges.
- Establish an efficient communication process between the Motor Carriers and Equipment Providers to expedite the street interchange approval process.
- Provide automatic validation to confirm that the receiving Motor Carrier has a valid UIIA interchange with the UIIA Equipment Provider(s) involved in the street interchange transaction.
- Interface with the Global Intermodal Equipment Registry (GIER) application to confirm the SCAC Code for the chassis equipment provider so the interchange status between the motor carrier and the chassis provider can also be validated (as long as the chassis EP is a UIIA participant).
UIIA Motor Carrier and Equipment Providers are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming webinars on the new Street Interchange Application on July 7th and July 13th to get an overview of the features and functionalities of the new service.
Equipment Providers now have the ability to list multiple contacts under their UIIA account. This additional contact feature enables Equipment Providers to direct Motor Carriers to the appropriate contact for specific issues. For example an EP may have different contacts that handle M & R disputes, Per Diem Disputes, and/or Binding Arbitration. The Motor Carriers have the ability to see these contacts when accessing their UIIA account information by clicking on the specific Equipment Provider’s company name.
Click here for instructions on how EP’s can utilize the new feature and how Motor Carriers can view additional contact information added by the EP. Any questions on the new functionality should be directed to the UIIA office.
The UIIA includes a Binding Arbitration Process for arbitration of claims relating to per diem/use charges and Maintenance and Repair. The purpose of the program is to provide an alternative method for resolving issues involving these types of invoices after all dispute resolution processes under the UIIA/EP Addenda have been exhausted.
Claims submitted under the Binding Arbitration Process must meet the criteria outlined under the Binding Arbitration Guidelines identified in Exhibit D in the UIIA and the claim must have occurred on or after August 1, 2008.
Note: Effective January 1, 2013, the filing fees for submission of claims under the Binding Arbitration process were increased. There is an Initiation Filing Fee of $50 upon submission of the Notice of Intent Form and an Arbitration Filing Fee of $250 once the claim is sent to the arbitration panel for review.
Binding Arbitration Decisions
Click the link below to review previous decisions rendered by the Binding Arbitration Panel involving charges relating to per diem/use charges, maintenance and repair and lost/stolen, destroyed equipment.