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Attention Motor Carriers, IEPs, M&R vendors and Facility Operators
Industry Receives "Zero Defect" Final Rule (6/12/2012)
The White House Office of Management and Budget has completed its review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's revised Final Rule on the inspection, repair and maintenance of intermodal equipment as it pertains to filing a DVIR on equipment that has no defects.
On March 31, 2011, the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association and the Institute of International Container Lessors submitted a joint petition to FMCSA requesting the repeal of the provision of the FMCSRs that requires motor carriers to prepare and transmit a DVIR to the IEP at the time the equipment is returned, although no damage, defects or deficiencies are noted. The petitioners argued that requiring the preparation and transmittal of these no-defect DVIRs imposes an undue burden on drivers, motor carriers, IEPs and intermodal facilities. IANA filed comments supporting the position of OCEMA and the IICL. Click here to view the amended Final Rule.
FMCSA Extends No Defect DVIR Compliance Date
As follow-up to the IANA notice dated Aug. 9, 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced in the Aug. 20, 2010, Federal Register that it would extend the compliance date, with respect to the No Defect Driver Vehicle Inspection report (DVIR) submission requirement, outlined in section 390.42 (b), until June 30, 2011.
The FMCSA has determined that a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) will be issued to the roadability docket (2005-23315) in order to seek public comments on the proposal to eliminate the portion of 390.42 (b) that requires motor carriers to prepare and transmit a DVIR to the Intermodal Equipment Provider upon return of the intermodal equipment, when the equipment has no known damage, defects or deficiencies. Pending further FMCSA action, if intermodal equipment does not have a reportable defect (as listed in 396.11 (a) (2)), upon return of the equipment, a DVIR is not required.
Click here to download the Federal Register notice.
Click here for a List of Intermodal Equipment Providers (IEPs) that the IANA DVIR Inspection Report Service can deliver DVIRs to.
IANA offers Intermodal Equipment Providers (IEPs) full service DVIR processing, including:
Related services that IANA is currently reviewing for development includes:
Data is collected from Motor Carriers via IANA's DVIR Web Portal, EDI 322, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), XML, Fixed File and .csv formats for the recommended virtual pre-gate DVIR delivery to the IEP, as well as designated Facility Operators and M&R Vendors.
For each location, IEPs select the appropriate Facility Operator and M&R Vendor. In turn, Facility Operators and M&R Vendors self register in the DVIR system and select their preferences for data transfer, including EDI 315 gate holds.
The IANA DVIR system also supports the supplemental at gate procedures that are recommended if virtual reporting capabilities are not available.
Click here to view a copy of the Industry's DVIR Recommended Practices.
IEPs may also elect to receive DVIR information at multiple locations via EDI (322/315), XML, or E-mail. IEPs may set the data transfer preferences during the registration process. Please refer to the EDI Specifications Tab for the standard layout of the 322 and 315 transaction sets.
When registering, IEPs are required to execute the DVIR Report Processing Agreement and return a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download a copy of the IEP, M&R Vendor/Facility Operator DVIR Webinar presentation.
Click here to view the IEP, MRV & Facility Operator DVIR Webinar.