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To: BNSF Domestic Intermodal Customers and All UIIA Motor Carrier Members

REMINDER: BNSF Intermodal Driver Database Effective March 31, 2007

BNSF Railway is in the process of replacing its current hub driver database with an improved Intermodal Driver Database (IDD) managed by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). The benefits of transitioning to IANA’s Intermodal Driver Database include:

- More timely and accurate driver-related information

      - Ability for companies to manage their own driver information
      - Elimination of driver delays associated with outdated driver information
      - Elimination of redundant registration processes
IANA’s sophisticated clearinghouse information system is located at its UIIA Service Center. The system is available to companies via the Internet in a simple user-friendly format 24 hours a day, seven days per week. UIIA Service Center employees are also available at 877-438-8442 to answer questions during regular business hours of Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). To learn more about IDD, you can also visit the IANA Web site at

Begin Registration Now
The current plan is to roll out the use of the new database at BNSF on March 31, 2007. Therefore, BNSF encourages companies to begin registering for the Intermodal Driver Database (IDD) right away. For your convenience, instructions for both UIIA and non-UIIA companies are included with this advisory. Click on the attached link to view.

If you have questions regarding the roll out of this new database, please contact BNSF Customer Support at 888-428-2673.

BNSF Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide and BNSF UIIA Equipment Addendum
The BNSF Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide and BNSF UIIA Equipment Addendum will be updated to read as follows:

The drayage company (also referred to as motor carrier by UIIA) must maintain driver information on all drivers in the IANA Intermodal Driver Database. Driver information must be provided to UIIA electronically in one of the prescribed UIIA formats. The drayage company is responsible to register drivers (an initial list and any updates including, but not limited to, new drivers or when a driver departs the company) in IANA’s Intermodal Driver Database. The company or carrier that fails to provide UIIA with the required driver information will be liable for losses and damages that may result from inaccurate driver information.

Your business is important to us. Thank you again for choosing BNSF as your transportation provider.

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