SCAC/UIIA participation

Discussion in 'Intermodal Trucking Forum' started by SeanLyman, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. SeanLyman

    SeanLyman Light Load Member

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    From what I have researched, a SCAC is mandatory for intermodal work. It seems however that UIIA participation is required only if you wish to access chassis pools. If I bought my own chassis and could stick to live load/unload situations, would I need to bother with the UIIA? The SCAC is $72 per year. So if I provide my own USDOT and ICC/MC numbers, SCAC and a chassis, couldn't I work directly off of the steam ship boards and eliminate the brokers and other middlemen? None of this seems that difficult. Am I missing something?
     
  2. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    The UIIA electronically notifies every party a carrier may interchange equipment from with the insurance information of the carrier. without this you don't get out the door....

    It eliminated having multipage interchange agreement with EACH steamship and equipment provider
     
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  3. SeanLyman

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    Is the interchange restricted to the chassis pools or is it required for the containers as well?
     
  4. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    all 'interchanged' equipment, chassis, container, genset, etc...
     
  5. SeanLyman

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    Thank you for the clarification
     
  6. striker

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    BTW, the problem with having your own chassis, you'll need 20', 40' 45', 48' and 53' chassis. The rail owned boxes, they will not load on your private 53' chassis, so that will lock you out of those.
     
  7. SeanLyman

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    The rail chassis' seem to be looking a lot like the port chassis' lately. Too much wobble in the wheels makes me nervous
     
  8. striker

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    Depends on who services them. In my area, chassis serviced at the BNSF or UPRR seem to be in better condition than those serviced at the depots. For awhile, UP in Denver was the "service hub", they would bring in UPHZ chassis, FHWA and whatnot them, then ship them out, and bring back the junk. Of late, we've had pretty much all good chassis.
     
  9. SeanLyman

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    Out here they are starting to change them out slowly. A cross border company took JB Hunt for ride. The drivers would get to the yards and find the brand new chassis and go wait by the train before they unloaded it. Once they left with the load on a new chassis and go over the border, they would take them to a guy who would take all the new tires off and replace them with worn out ones. It took Hunt months to finally catch up with them. Couple hundred grand later they got all their new chassis legal again.
     
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    They have all of the lights held in with rivets because every time the chassis went over the border it would come back with no lights
     
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