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Intermodal Driver Database (IDD) Implementation

Dec 02, 2019


As a reminder, on Monday, January 13, 2020, Norfolk Southern will begin using the Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) Intermodal Driver Database (IDD) for drayage management, and only drivers that are registered in IDD will be permitted access to Norfolk Southern intermodal facilities.

Motor Carriers will be responsible for adding and removing drivers from their Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) and for updating driver information through their Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA) account. IDD updates will occur every 30 minutes, so Motor Carriers should anticipate some delay may occur between driver entries made in the UIIA interface and when Norfolk Southern receives the update. Additional information on IDD can be found by visiting www.uiia.org or by clicking here.

Ahead of the transition and to ensure continued access to Norfolk Southern facilities, it is important that all drivers verify their CDL information is stored correctly with Norfolk Southern.

IDD Benefits

  • Provides a centralize web interface linked to the UIIA for Motor Carriers to manage and update their drivers
  • Provides real-time access to driver information via web portal for IDD subscribers
  • Ensures that the driver accessing the facility is registered as an active driver under the Motor Carrier's SCAC Code thereby preventing fraudulent use of SCAC Codes

Steps to Verify CDL Information

ExpressNSTM users can verify their CDL information by clicking on Profile in the Menu screen (instructions attached). Drivers that are not yet registered for ExpressNSTM will need to visit the Driver Assistance Booth at any intermodal facility to verify their information. All CDL information must be saved with the two letter state abbreviation followed by the CDL number (ex. VA1234567).

ExpressNSTM Registration

We encourage drivers to take advantage of our ExpressNSTM Mobile Application which streamlines gate and terminal processes for our drayage community. With ExpressNSTM, drivers can verify billing, submit pre-gate information, obtain parking and pickup locations, receive electronic interchange receipts, and submit bad order information.

Drivers can download the ExpressNSTM mobile application from the App Store or Google Play Store by searching for ExpressNS. Once the application is downloaded, first-time users must click the link to register for access using their assigned Norfolk Southern driver code.

More information about ExpressNSTM can be found by scanning the QR code below or by visiting www.nscorp.com/intermodal/ExpressNS.