Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting

A Service of the Intermodal association of North America

Motor Carriers

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Attention Motor Carriers, IEPs, M&R vendors and Facility Operators

IMPORTANT NOTICES

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.


Attention Motor Carriers, IEPs, M&R vendors and Facility Operators

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.


Driver Vehicle Examination Report (DVER)

After several requests from Motor Carriers, IANA has developed a list of DVER Contacts from IEP companies. Click here to view the DVER Contact List.


Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR)

Click here for a List of Intermodal Equipment Providers (IEPs) that the IANA DVIR Inspection Report Service can deliver DVIRs to.

IANA offers a variety of ways for Motor Carriers to submit Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIRs):

  • Web Portal: Report DVIRs virtually through an Internet based user interface.
  • EDI: Report DVIRs electronically via an EDI 322 transaction set.Please refer to the EDI & Data Transfer Tab.
  • XML or Fixed Format or CSV

Motor Carriers can also transmit DVIR data to IANA via any of these formats.

Motor Carriers must register before using IANA's DVIR services. Likewise, all drivers must be registered in IANA's Intermodal Driver Database in order to process DVIRs.


Intermodal Driver Database (IDD)

Click here for IDD registration.


DVIR Webinars

  • Click here to download an Adobe Acrobat pdf copy of the Motor Carrier DVIR Webinar presentation.
  • Click here to view a video recording of the MC DVIR Webinar.