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Document Library


Date Title Topic
August 2018 PRISM Training Manual Resource guide for meeting PRISM requirements.

System Specifications

Date Title Topic
August 2019

PRISM System Specification version 10.0

Provides all the information necessary for States to develop their local systems to satisfy the PRISM Requirements and interface with the PRISM Central Site.
January 2017 MCSIP Step Chart Updated MCSIP Step Chart for all Federal and Intrastate Out- of Service Orders
July 2014 PRISM IRP Cab Card Bar Code Specifications – Version 3.5 Publishes specifications so that all PRISM States will produce a cab card with a PDF 417 Bar Code that contains, at a minimum, the same, basic format.

Technical Announcements

Date Title Topic
February 2021 PRISM Technical Announcement: Supplemental PRISM Target File with Inspection Selection System (ISS) Scores The ISS Target File links the motor carrier’s ISS score to the vehicle registration record using the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) number.
August 2018 PRISM Technical Announcement-Implement Census File Version 2 and Baseline File Version 2 The PRISM program announces an update to its Census File, called Census File Version 2 (V2) and Baseline File, called Baseline File V2 to include two additional number fields for the expanded docket numbers in Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER). These files are currently available for PRISM States to download and implement into their daily PRISM data processing. Census File users must migrate to the Census File V2 no later than Thursday, November 1, 2018.



Prism Technical Announcements-MCSIP Step 53 FMCSA PRISM program announces an update to the PRISM Web Service transactions to include a MCSIP Step 53 to represent the Federal Out-of Service Order for a "Denial of Access" effective Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Date Title Topic
September  2020 PRISM Requirements Handout Updated 12 PRISM Registration Requirements

October 2020

PRISM Map and Implementation Summary Current PRISM Implementation Map and Implementation Summary
March 2018 Job Aid PRISM Guide for Identifying Reincarnated Carriers
January 2020 PRISM Quarterly Report Form

Quarterly Report Form

February 2019 PRISM Refresh and Updates Webinar detailing updates to PRISM as a result of the FAST Act
June 2020 PRISM 101 Handout Introduction to PRISM and Overview of Effectiveness
May 2020 PRISM Review Process Outlines PRISM review process, including review types and review outcomes
Last updated: Thursday, February 25, 2021