IANA Launches Driver Vehicle Inspection System

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has launched the IANA Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) Processing System. The system assists motor carriers, intermodal equipment providers (IEPs), facility operators, and maintenance and repair vendors with regulatory compliance and identification of defective equipment.

DVIR reporting by motor carriers to IEPs is required beginning June 30, 2010, as defined in Sections 396.11-12, of the final "Roadability" regulations. IANA's DVIR Processing System supports IEPs that have registered with the Global Intermodal Equipment Registry (GIER) and authorized IANA to process equipment condition reports on their behalf.

The system allows IANA to receive driver, or motor carrier-supplied, equipment information collected by multiple methods, including IANA's DVIR Web Portal, EDI, telephone via interactive voice response system (IVR), XML, CSV or fixed file format data transfer.

IANA has created interfaces between GIER, IANA's Intermodal Driver Database and the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement database in order to provide secure access to the data required for DVIR completion. The process also includes provisions for an electronic driver’s signature, eliminating paper processes.

IANA is an industry trade association representing the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry. IANA's membership includes railroads, water carriers and stacktrain operators; port authorities; intermodal truckers and over-the-road highway carriers; intermodal marketing and logistics companies; and suppliers to the industry, such as equipment manufacturers, intermodal leasing companies and consulting firms. IANA's associate members include shippers, academic institutions, government entities and nonprofit associations.

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