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Expanded CVISN Capabilities


Examples of Expanded CVISN projects include:

Virtual Weigh Stations

A virtual weigh station is a roadside enforcement facility that does not require continuous staffing and is monitored from another location. Virtual weigh stations are established for a variety of purposes depending on the priorities and needs of each jurisdiction. Typical purposes include safety enforcement, data collection, security (e.g., homeland security, theft deterrence), and size and weight enforcement. These sites may use a variety of sensor components to collect data, such as a weigh-in-motion (WIM) installation, a camera system, and wireless communications.

License Plate Readers

LPR (License Plate Recognition) is an image-processing technology used to identify vehicles by their license plates. Some states have implemented this technology to augment e-screening capabilities.

Oversize/Overweight Permitting

While IRP ( International Registration Plan ) and IFTA ( International Fuel Tax Agreement) e-credentialing were requirements of Core CVISN, electronic support for permitting has been an interest of both industry and state personnel. Oversize and overweight loads are special case shipments that exceed the operational parameters defined by the state. The correct routing of these shipments makes sure that mobility, safety, and security concerns are addressed. A number of states are actively involved in projects involving oversize/overweight (OS/OW) electronic permitting and route planning, and some are incorporating bridge analysis into their OS/OW systems.

One-Stop Shops and Electronic Portals

A Web portal or one-stop shop can provide a way for a state to give a consistent look and feel across multiple applications for back-office users, enforcement, and motor carriers. A state may provide an electronic one-stop shop through which motor carriers can access the state's IRP, IFTA, and OS/OW permitting systems. Such a portal may provide single sign-on access to all users, which would allow a user to log in to the portal using a username and password and then be directed to specific credentialing applications without having to log in again.

Driver Information Sharing

Given that high-risk drivers are involved in a disproportionate number of crashes, the driver information sharing area of Expanded CVISN is likely to have a large impact on safety. A state's CVIEW (Commercial Vehicle Information Exchange Window) could be enhanced to include driver information, improving an enforcement officer's ability to check driver credentials for safety problems. Card-swiping devices and biometrics may be included in the system for linking the driver in the vehicle to his or her commercial drivers license (CDL).

Updated: Wednesday, November 26, 2014