Global Intermodal Equipment Registry

A Service of the Intermodal association of North America

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GIER Public Equipment Inquiry

GIER Toll Free Telephonic Access —  (855) 801-6252.

*Note: To go to GIER Public Equipment Inquiry click the button above.

For Roadside Enforcement Personnel

Click here to view the CVSA Inspection Bulletin for Roadside Personnel — Guidelines for GIER as 5th Marking Option.

Driver Vehicle Examination Report (DVER)

Click here to view a list of DVER Contacts for IEP companies.

GIER Registration Process

Click here to view the steps for activating your GIER account

IANA DVIR Processing Services

Click here to register as a user in the IANA DVIR Processing System

Register/Login to IANA’s DVER Notification Service

Click here to log in to the IANA DVER Notification Service


  • GIER is an industry-sponsored virtual technology alternative to the intermodal equipment marking options that were mandated in the Section 390.21, Part 390 of the final "roadability" regulations issued under Docket No. FMCSA-2005-23315. Click here for a briefing on IEP and Motor Carrier responsibilities under the roadability regulations.
  • Using the existing unique alpha-numeric control numbers (currently appearing on equipment), GIER correlates your equipment to the newly required intermodal equipment provider (IEP) DOT number.
  • Developed by IANA in conjunction with other industry trade associations, GIER is a technology driven solution to link intermodal equipment to the responsible IEP.
  • GIER functionality Includes (Click links below to view screenshots):
Equipment Inventory

Equipment Search

Equipment Inventory Reports

Why register your equipment in GIER

  • GIER saves cost by using technology to avoid the physical capturing and remarking of intermodal equipment to meet the regulatory requirements.
  • GIER also provides the critical IEP information needed to enable electronic processing of Driver Vehicle Inspection Report(s) (DVIR) in order to meet the FMCSA regulations.

How do I register my equipment in GIER?

How much does it cost?

The IANA Board of Directors, for any given calendar year, will determine the fee level. For 2013, the annual GIER registration fees will be:

IANA Member and UIIA Participant:  $0.55 per active unit
IANA Member: $0.60 per active unit
UIIA Participant $0.70 per active unit
Non-IANA Member/Non-UIIA Participant $0.75 per active unit

GIER registration fees are billed quarterly in arrears (Annual Fee x .25 x Number of Total Active Units)

Who should I contact for more information?

Information Services Help Desk:

Phone: (877) 523-0225 — Email:


GIER Equipment Inquiry Mobile Version

IANA is pleased to offer an innovative way to obtain the identification of the IEP for a specific chassis registered in the GIER database. The GIER Equipment Inquiry Mobile Version gives public users a third option to obtain this valuable information at a moment’s notice and is available 24/7.

Smartphone users can now visit or if using a mobile device and going to the GIER website, our system will automatically detect this and reroute the user to the mobile application for GIER, which will allow users to search equipment by Chassis ID or License Plate/State.

Toll-Free Telephone Access to GIER

Users can access information in the Global Intermodal Equipment Registry (GIER) for identification of the responsible Intermodal Equipment Provider via telephonic access by calling toll free (855) 801-6252.

FMCSA Web Portal

Intermodal Equipment Providers may access their inspection data online through the FMCSA Web Portal. In order to access the web portal, the IEP are required to request a personal identification number (PIN) and sign up for a Portal Account. Please click on the following link for more information on how to request a PIN Number and FMCSA Portal Account —

To dispute a citation, IEPs should go to the DataQs website at

Help on Safety Violations

Click here for information relating to the procedures that should be followed should a Motor Carrier or Intermodal Equipment Provider have questions or concerns about safety violations it has received (U.S. Government Printing Office Electronic Code of Federal Regulations).

Archived GIER Information

Important Notice — GIER Compliance with 5th Marking Option under FMCSA Roadability Regulations

CALVERTON, MD, JANUARY 16, 2011 — It has come to our attention that some state enforcement personnel are issuing citations to Intermodal Equipment Providers (IEPs) for regulatory violations of the equipment marking requirement under Section 390.21 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) even though the IEPs have registered their equipment in the Global Intermodal Equipment Registry (GIER). Registration of intermodal equipment in the GIER database meets the 5th marking option under Section 390.21 for regulatory compliance.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) issued a bulletin on Jan. 14, 2011, to enforcement personnel providing guidelines for use of GIER as the 5th marking option. Click here to download a copy of the CVSA Inspection Bulletin.

Should any IEP that currently has equipment registered in GIER receive a citation for violation of the equipment marking requirement, please forward a copy of the citation to our Information Services Help Desk. Upon receipt we will confirm that the chassis cited was registered in GIER on the date of the citation and notify the proper authorities of the "error". This information should be sent via e-mail to

Important Regulatory Information – No-Defect DVIR

Attention Motor Carriers, IEPs, M&R vendors and Facility Operators

CALVERTON, MD, May 27, 2011 — As follow-up to the IANA notice dated Aug. 9, 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced in the May 20, 2011, Federal Register that it would extend the compliance date, with respect to the No Defect Driver Vehicle Inspection report (DVIR) submission requirement, outlined in section 390.42 (b), until June 30, 2012.

The FMCSA said this action is being taken to provide the agency with sufficient time to address, through a Notice-and-Comment Rulemaking Proceeding, a petition to rescind the requirement for no-defect DVIRs..

Click here to download the Federal Register notice.

IEP Equipment Marking Regulatory Compliance Deadline

CALVERTON, MD, January 13, 2011—December 17, 2010 marked the compliance date of the final Roadability regulations (Docket No. FMCSA-2005-23315), that requires that all intermodal equipment must be marked with a US DOT number, as required by Section 390.21 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The regulation identifies five options that Intermodal Equipment Providers (IEPs) may use to comply with the regulation. IEPs are encouraged to register their intermodal equipment in the GIER database as this meets the fifth option for regulatory compliance under Section 390.21 as it relates to the equipment marking requirement. GIER provides an easy and efficient electronic alternative to physical equipment marking. For more information regarding how to register equipment in GIER, please contact our Information Services Help Desk by phone at (877)523-0225 or by e-mail at

Click here for a link to the final FMCSA ruling with regard to intermodal equipment marking requirements.

IANA Launches DVIR Processing System

CALVERTON, MD, June 7, 2010 — The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) announced today that it has launched the IANA Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) Processing System. The system assists motor carriers, intermodal equipment providers (IEPs), facility operators, and maintenance & repair vendors with regulatory compliance and identification of defective equipment. Click here for more information.

FMCSA Issues Roadability Rule Amendments

CALVERTON, MD, January 20, 2010 — On December 18, 2009, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the release of several technical amendments and responses to petitions to the final roadability rule. Importantly, the deadline for formal submission of Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (396.11 & 396.12) and Driver Vehicle Examination Reports (396.9) has been extended until June 30, 2010. All other provisions of the December 17, 2009, compliance date will remain unchanged. Click here for more information.