The FMCSA has granted a waiver to the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) from the requirements of 49 CFR 396.17(c). This waiver allows the operation of intermodal chassis with annual inspection decals (or similar) that show an expiration date of March 31, 2020, or later. With the COVID-19 crisis still ongoing, this waiver will help ensure that intermodal chassis remain available to transport critical goods and supplies to support recovery.
This wavier was granted on behalf of intermodal equipment providers (IEPs) and motor carriers operating intermodal chassis. According to the FMCSA’s official release, “IEPs may include ocean carriers, railroads, and equipment leasing companies.”
Effective date is June 01, 2020, and expires either on September 01, 2020, or if the White House revokes its emergency declaration regarding the public health emergency; whichever is sooner.