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Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN)

Overview

The Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) program is a key component of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA's) drive to improve commercial motor vehicle safety. The CVISN Program supports FMCSA's goals by:

  • Focusing safety enforcement on high-risk operators.
  • Integrating systems to improve the accuracy, integrity, and verifiability of credentials.
  • Improving efficiency through electronic screening of commercial vehicles.
  • Enabling online application and issuance of credentials.

Goals

The goals of the CVISN program are to:

  • Improve safety and productivity of motor carriers, commercial vehicles, and their drivers.
  • Simplify enforcement operations.
  • Improve efficiency and effectiveness of commercial vehicle safety programs through targeted enforcement.
  • Improve security of data and improve sharing of commercial vehicle data within States and between States and FMCSA.
  • Reduce Federal/State and industry regulatory and administrative costs.
  • Achieve nationwide deployment of the program, with all jurisdictions participating.

Objectives

  • Improve safety and productivity of motor carriers, commercial vehicles and their drivers
  • Improve efficiency and effectiveness of commercial vehicle safety programs through targeted enforcement
  • Improve commercial vehicle data sharing within states and between states and FMCSA
  • Reduce federal/state and industry regulatory and administrative costs

Eligibility Information

FMCSA may award CVISN funds to State agencies (or agencies of the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) that are designated as the lead agency in the State’s CVISN Program Plan and Top-Level Design (PP/TLD). Individuals and businesses are not eligible to apply.

CVISN funding is authorized based on authorities provided in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) Pub. L. No. 109-59, §§ 4101(c)(4), 4126, 119 Stat. 1144, 1715, 1738-41 (2005), as amended by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), Pub. L. No. 112-141, §§ 32603(c) and 32605 (2012). The CVISN program is governed by 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) 31106, Historical and Statutory Notes, as amended.

Updated: Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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