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IANA, FMCSA Join to Offer Paperless Tool for Roadability Compliance

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has joined with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in a pilot program to expedite the issuance and delivery of roadside inspection reports.

IANA, FMCSA Join to Offer Paperless Tool for Roadability Compliance

The Web-portal technology provides intermodal equipment providers and motor carriers with notification that a Driver Vehicle Examination Report (DVER) has been issued, as well as electronic access to the "physical" Intermodal Equipment Provider Report on page 2 of the DVER. The system eliminates the DVER delivery process breakdown that frequently occurs within the intermodal industry, the partners said. Drivers are required by law to supply a copy of citations to both the motor carrier and intermodal equipment provider, ideally within 24 hours of receipt. More often than not, hard-copy reports remain undelivered, making it difficult for the equipment provider to meet the 15-day deadline for fixing any equipment deficiencies. The new DVER service provides notification of equipment violations through e-mail delivery of the Vehicle No. 2 intermodal chassis citation in PDF format, complete with notes from the roadside inspector.

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The Web-portal technology provides intermodal equipment providers and motor carriers with notification that a Driver Vehicle Examination Report (DVER) has been issued, as well as electronic access to the "physical" Intermodal Equipment Provider Report on page 2 of the DVER. The system eliminates the DVER delivery process breakdown that frequently occurs within the intermodal industry, the partners said. Drivers are required by law to supply a copy of citations to both the motor carrier and intermodal equipment provider, ideally within 24 hours of receipt. More often than not, hard-copy reports remain undelivered, making it difficult for the equipment provider to meet the 15-day deadline for fixing any equipment deficiencies. The new DVER service provides notification of equipment violations through e-mail delivery of the Vehicle No. 2 intermodal chassis citation in PDF format, complete with notes from the roadside inspector.

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IANA, FMCSA Join to Offer Paperless Tool for Roadability Compliance