Uniform Intermodal Interchange & Facilities Access Agreement

Uniform Intermodal Interchange & Facilities Access Agreement

The only standard industry contract that governs the interchange of equipment between intermodal trucking companies and equipment providers (ocean carriers, railroads & equipment leasing companies). Participation in the UIIA increases operational efficiencies and eliminates the need to manage multiple interchange contracts and insurance filings.

UIIA currently has over 14,000 Motor Carriers and 60 Equipment Provider signatories and is utilized for approximately 95% of all North American intermodal equipment interchanges.

The Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee is the ten-member group of participating Ocean, Rail,Motor Carrier and Equipment Leasing Company representatives that oversees the administration of the UIIA. Click here for list of Committee members and action items as it relates to the UIIA.

UIIA Overview


Participation in the UIIA

The UIIA program provides benefits to Motor Carriers and Equipment Providers that participate in the program as well as streamlines the administrative paperwork associated with the interchange process.

Binding Arbitration Process

All UIIA participants are afforded the opportunity to utilize the binding arbitration process under the UIIA as an alternative cost-saving method of resolving invoice disputes. Disputes involving per diem, maintenance and repair and equipment rental/use charges are acceptable under the binding arbitration process. Exhibit D of the UIIA outlines the specific guidelines for this process.

UIIA Customer Service

Experienced customer service representatives are available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) to assist with any UIIA issues. Any questions may be directed via e-mail to uiia@intermodal.org or by toll-free phone at (877)438-8442.


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