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tion being submitted that could potentially impact the insured motor carrier's
ability to interchange equipment with
UIIA equipment providers. This submission redesign is a positive step in moving towards a paperless environment.
By October 2016, all agents reporting information on behalf of UIIA motor
carriers will be required to register as
an authorized insurance representative
in the UIIA database, and all insurance
information will be submitted online.
Webinars will be conducted ahead
of the October deadline to ensure that
agents are prepared for the new online
insurance submission requirements. In
the meantime, insurance agents are encouraged to go to www.uiia.org in order
to register to submit insurance online.
IANA Projects Move Forward
IANA has several new information services projects currently in its
development pipeline. All concepts for
new services or major enhancements
to existing programs are reviewed and
approved by IANA's Board of Directors
Technology Subcommittee. Current
projects under consideration and/or
Street Interchange Web Portal -
An industry web application and
Application Program Interface that
provides a standard method to validate and document motor carrier to
motor carrier equipment interchanges under the UIIA program. The
system will facilitate the transfer of
liability/indemnification and damage
between the motor carriers that are
performing the street interchanges
under the UIIA. The web portal will
be available for users in early July.
See related feature article in this edition, on page 11.
Gate Control Application - This
service will augment the UIIA Terminal Feed Service to validate both the
container and chassis interchange
status for UIIA motor carriers and
equipment providers. In addition,
the gate control system will support
pre-authorization of the motor carrier interchange status for both the
container EP and chassis EP prior to
arrival at the facility. A prototype of
this service is expected to be ready
for testing by the end of September.
Enhancements to IANA's DVER
program - The current Driver
Vehicle Examination Reporting
System will be expanded to
connect and enable information
flows between IEPs, motor carriers
and State/Federal enforcement
personnel. In addition, reporting
features will be enhanced to allow
the benchmarking of violation
metrics for all parties. The expanded
functionalities within the DVER
application are expected to be
available for testing by the end of
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Inspection Metrics Report
Reporting at May's Maintenance & Repair Committee meeting on FMCSA
inspection metrics for intermodal equipment, Stephen Keppler, senior vice
president of IANA, noted that chassis inspections increased 18 percent from
2014 to 2015 in absolute terms, but the percentage of violations per inspection
decreased during that same period. This represented the first time since IANA
has been conducting the analysis that the percentage of violations per inspection dropped below 50 percent, he said.
In 2015, there were 22,377 level 1 and level 5 inspections, Keppler pointed
out. California accounted for 56 percent of inspections, increasing the number
to 12,467 in 2015 vs. 8,578 in 2014. That 46 percent increase in inspections in
California had a significant impact on total inspections across the U.S.
Similarly, chassis inspections with an out-of-service violation increased
in absolute numbers - up from 3,672 in 2014 to 4,334 in 2015 - but once
more the out-of-service violation rate per inspection dropped. In this case, the
out-of-service violation rate went from 20.18 percent in 2014 to 19.37 percent
Lights, brakes and tires continued to top the list of chassis out-of-service
violations. Keppler indicated that seven of the top 10 OOS violations were
related to brakes. With regards to the other "Top 10" OOS violations, inoperative
lights represented the number one OOS defect; flat tires was number three;
and axle positioning parts was number four.
Tractor OOS violations also dropped from 17.27 percent to 17.02 percent,
which continues a gradual decline that began in 2010. Here again, brakes made
up seven of the top 10 OOS violations, with tires, steering and axle positioning
parts making up the other three.
For driver OOS violations, six of the top 10 were hours-of-service related,
with the top OOS violation being failure to maintain previous seven days'
records of duty status. Three of the top 10 driver OOS violations were CDLrelated, with the other being operating without corrective lenses.
Suggestions for further consideration by IANA include developing
educational products around the most common components, systems and
violations. A second recommendation Keppler presented was the development
of training seminars around those same topics of common components,
systems and violations. A third was development of a web-based assessment
tool to identify areas of potential weakness in employee knowledge which
could lead to additional training.
Cliff Creech, manager of intermodal contracts and budget for Norfolk
Southern and M&R Committee chairman, suggested one way IANA members
could use the FMCSA metrics is to compare their own individual company
performance against the national statistics as presented. Similar comparisons
could also be performed on a state-by-state basis to identify areas for improvement.
Further discussion and prioritization of potential next steps will take place
within the M&R and Operations Committees.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - July 2016
Insights - July 2016
Restart Legislation Gets a Restart
Speed Limter Rule May Advance
Industry Gets Closer to SOLAS Compliance
DOC Delays Tire Duty Decision
Changes Proposed to IANA Bylaws
Information Services News
Inspection Metrics Report
Early Recognition and Support Helped Intermodal Grow
Taking It to the Street
State Legislative Update
People in the News
Intermodal EXPO 2016 Education Session by Stakeholder Interest
Intermodal EXPO 2016 Education Session Descriptions
Welcome New Members
Insights - July 2016