Traffic Engineering and Operations Office
At the national level, CVISN brings together in one location all the data on a commercial vehicle so the information can be shared among state agencies. CVISN attempts to provide safety and credentials information from the agencies to the roadside to assist commercial vehicle enforcement officers in their day-to-day operations. These activities include individual safety inspections of trucks, safety audits at trucking terminals, and in some cases automated bypass or electronic clearance of preapproved commercial vehicles. This allows approved trucks to stay on the highway rather than stopping at each state weigh station and safety inspection facility.
The following information is available:
CVISN Main Components:
- Electronic clearance
- Roadside safety inspections
- Automated credentialing
E-clearance is a system of transponders and readers that allow prequalified vehicles to remain on the mainline of the Interstate rather than pulling into a weight station. This allows enforcement officers at the station to focus their attention on those vehicles that may require a higher level of review.
Roadside safety inspections, which can include verification of the commercial vehicle's weight, are conducted at both weight inspection stations and from portable scales carried in the officers' vehicles. Officers perform safety inspections and input the data into laptop computers and then upload the data to safety systems at both the state and federal level.
Automated credentialing allows a carrier to apply for and receive operating credentials from its state electronically. It can also include the ability to apply for and receive oversize/overweight permits electronically.
CVISN grant funds are managed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and is a discretionary grant program that provides funding for states to deploy, operate, and maintain elements of their CVISN programs, including commercial vehicle, commercial driver, and carrier-specific information systems and networks
2013 CVISN Team Meetings:
2012 CVISN Team Meetings:
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2009 CVISN Team Meetings:
For additional information, please contact Marie Tucker at Marie.Tucker@dot.state.fl.us