The purpose of this site is to provide the latest information relating to the Intermodal Equipment Final Rule, which is effective June 17, 2009. Compliance is required by December 17, 2009.
The new regulations make intermodal equipment providers (IEPs) subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for the first time, and establish shared safety responsibility among intermodal equipment providers, motor carriers, and drivers.
The new rule will enhance the safety of the nation's intermodal transportation system by improving maintenance which should result in fewer breakdowns and crashes involving intermodal chassis and fewer chassis being placed out of service.
For questions regarding registration, please call the FMCSA Help Line at 1-800-832-5660. For other inquiries, please contact FMCSA at IEPinfo@dot.gov.