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Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Network

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Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) is a multi-agency initiative that relies on advanced technology to improve commercial vehicle operations and safety. The project strives to streamline the regulation of the commercial vehicle industry and help motor carriers and motor coach operations in Florida function more efficiently. The Florida CVISN team consists of various agency partners, including the FDOT, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Department of Revenue, and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, as well as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and private sector representatives from motor carrier companies and the Florida Trucking Association.

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:

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

CVISN Meetings:

2018 CVISN Team Meetings:
Feburary 15, 2018
May 24, 2018

2017 CVISN Team Meetings:
Feburary 23, 2017
May 18, 2017
August 22, 2017
November 16, 2017

2016 CVISN Team Meetings:
Feburary 16, 2016
May 24, 2016
August 23, 2016
November 15, 2016

2015 CVISN Team Meetings:
February 24, 2015
May 27, 2015
August 27, 2015
November 17, 2015

2014 CVISN Team Meetings:
February 18, 2014
May 21, 2014
August 19, 2014
November 20, 2014

2013 CVISN Team Meetings:
March 13, 2013
May 14, 2013
August 20, 2013
November 19, 2013

2012 CVISN Team Meetings:
February 2, 2012
April 19, 2012
July 19, 2012
September 27, 2012
December 11, 2012

2011 CVISN Team Meetings:
August 31, 2011
October 27, 2011

2010 CVISN Team Meetings:
February 18, 2010

2009 CVISN Team Meetings:
December 17, 2008
February 26, 2009
October 13, 2009

For additional information, please contact Marie Tucker at Marie.Tucker@dot.state.fl.us