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In-vehicle transponders can communicate with inspection stations to pre-screen trucks for safety records.


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)

Recognize that the Smart InfraRed Inspection System has promise for increasing productivity of inspection personnel but not yet ready for national deployment due to lack of accuracy in flagging commercial vehicles with potential defects.(06/01/2011)

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)

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)

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.

Most truck drivers who participated in an evaluation of CVISN technology felt that electronic screening saved them time but lacked a set of standards governing inspection selection; motor carriers were concerned with the cost-effectiveness of the technology.(March 2002)

An evaluation of CVISN technologies found that electronic screening techniques that promote compliance with commercial vehicle safety inspections could prevent thousands of truck accidents each year.(March 2002)

CVO inspectors participating in CVISN focus groups felt that CVISN technology saved time, and improved the speed and accuracy of data reporting. (March 2002)

In 2000, a survey of Maryland motor carriers asked them if electronic screening at mainline speeds would decrease unsafe and illegal carriers; approximately 32 percent agreed, 25 percent disagreed, and 42 percent were neutral; 24 percent were willing to participate despite the possibility of incurring more costs.(14 November 2000)

In the mid-continent transportation corridor, a study of electronic screening technologies found that benefit-to-cost ratios for motor carriers and state agencies range from 6.0:1 to 11.9:1.(8-12 November 1999)

An evaluation of the Maryland Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks program indicated the program would have a benefit-to-cost ratio ranging from 3.17 to 4.83 over a 10 year lifecycle.(November 1998)