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If a motor carrier is transporting a van trailer that is controlled by a different motor carrier, and the van trailer has been transported by rail during a part of an interstate trip, is the van trailer considered intermodal equipment?

No. Van trailers, flatbeds, tankers, and other types of trailers owned, leased, and maintained by motor carriers are not intermodal equipment for purposes of the IEP final rule (73 FR 76794) and are not subject to its requirements. Motor carriers are responsible for the systematic inspection, repair, and maintenance of these commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).

Last Updated : April 7, 2014
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