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In-vehicle transponders can communicate with weigh stations and customs check points to pre-screen trucks for proper credentials.


When implementing a web responsive framework that leverages DSRC technology to expedite CMV weigh station bypass, ensure consistent communications between the driver’s mobile device application and the vehicle’s OBU.(09/01/2015)

Improve the effectiveness of commercial motor vehicle enforcement officers by integrating the function of roadside electronic screening systems with consolidated vehicle and driver safety compliance databases.(03/30/2015)

Facilitate integration of CVISN by establishing cooperative relationship among stakeholders and promoting incentives to improve mobile communications and enhance enforcement.(28 February 2007)

Ensure active oversight by knowledgeable state government staff of any complex ITS integration work that involves multiple contractors working simultaneously.(9/1/2004)

Assure success by involving all the relevant state agencies and the motor carrier industry early in the CVISN development process.(9/1/2004)

Maintain frequent and open communications with other states and the federal government when developing and deploying new, complex ITS technologies.(9/1/2004)

Work with the trucking industry to assure success in deploying an electronic credentialing system for commercial vehicles.(9/1/2004)

Use a bi-national stakeholder forum to help apply ITS technology at an international border crossing.(10/1/2003)

Monitor emerging security requirements and legislation that may impact commercial vehicle business processes.(10/1/2003)

Protect data privacy by implementing user authorization levels for sensitive information.(10/1/2003)

Use an interoperable transponder to assure maximum benefits to both the private and public sector.(10/1/2003)

Be sure to identify and take into account features unique to each state when designing and deploying ITS technology projects across multiple states.(3/29/2002)

Smart Roadside Inspection Stations can reduce emissions annually by 6.57 metric tonnes by not performing needless commercial vehicle inspections; compliant carriers saved $89,425 annually.(February 2013)

Adding an Automated License Plate Reader system to supplement an electronic credentialing system produces an estimated benefit cost ratio of 26.2:1.(21-25 September 2009)

Improvements in commercial vehicle travel times, fuel savings and emission reductions are five times greater when using an Automated License Plate Recognition system to determine inspection pull overs in conjunction with an electronic credentialling system.(21-25 September 2009)

Nearly all respondents (98 percent) to a nationwide motor carrier survey reported that CVISN electronic screening improved shipping times and reduced turnaround time delays.(03/02/2009)

CVISN technologies that improve carrier compliance can increase safety and carrier efficiency; benefit-to-cost ratios approach 7.5 for electronic screening and 2.6 for electronic credentialing.(03/02/2009)

Using Inspection Selection Systems (ISS) and out-of-service (OOS) history information provided by safety information exchange programs can lead to significant reductions in crashes injuries and fatalities due to heavy vehicles.(03/02/2009)

The Oregon DOT estimated that weigh-in-motion and electronic screening systems at 21 weigh stations can save motor carriers more than $600,000 per year in fuel costs and increase annual freight transport by more than two million miles.

The Oregon DOT estimated that weigh-in-motion and electronic screening systems at 21 weigh stations can reduce emissions of harmful particulate matter by 0.5 tons per year.

Pre-clearance systems that use interagency coordination to deploy interoperable electronic toll collection (ETC) and electronic screening (E-screening) systems improve the efficiency of motor carrier operations by saving time and money. Interoperable applications incorporated into a single transponder can save carriers between $0.63 to $2.15 per event at weigh stations. (12/2/2005)

In Colorado, an automated commercial vehicle pre-screening system installed at three ports of entry check stations saved 48,200 gallons of fuel per month.(12/29/2004)

In Colorado, an automated commercial vehicle pre-screening system installed at three ports of entry check stations saved approximately 8,000 vehicle hours of delay per month.(12/29/2004)

A simulation study of an Indiana weigh station found that implementing weigh-in-motion technology and equipping 40 to 50 percent of trucks with electronic screening transponders would significantly reduce queue overflows.(8-12 November 1999)

In the mid-continent transportation corridor, a study of electronic credentialing found that benefit-to-cost ratios for motor carriers and state agencies range from 0.7 to 2.7.(8-12 November 1999)

Evaluation of an automated commercial vehicle safety enforcement system in New South Wales, Australia found that the system had a benefit-to-cost ratio of 2.5:1. (June 1998)

In 1994, the HELP/Crescent project evaluated the potential benefits of implementing automatic vehicle identification, weigh-in-motion, electronic screening, credentialing, automatic vehicle classification, and integrated communications and databases, and projected that these systems would yield a benefit-to-cost ratio ranging from 4.8:1 to 12:1 for state governments.(February 1994)

Cost of a province-wide, supplemental automated license plate reading system is $1,060,200 (CAN).(21-25 September 2009)

Start-up costs for electronic screening ranged from $1 million to $2.8 million per state; average O&M costs were about $160,000 per year.(03/02/2009)

Truck driver credentialing system at three Virginia terminals cost $7.5 million.(March 9, 2006)

The annualized life-cycle costs for full ITS deployment and operations in Tucson were estimated at $72.1 million. (May 2005)

A modeling study evaluated the potential deployment of full ITS capabilities in Cincinnati. The annualized life-cycle cost was estimated at $98.2 million.(May 2005)

The annualized life-cycle costs for full ITS deployment and operations in Seattle were estimated at $132.1 million.(May 2005)

TMC central hardware costs can exceed $200,000 if regional communications and system integration are required.(5 August 2004)

Using data from Kentucky and Connecticut, the initial deployment of full CVISN electronic screening at a static scale site is $522,252. The cost of upgrading each additional site to full CVISN electronic screening is $303,540.(March 2002)