Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Network

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
Fiscal Year 2015 Grant 2015 Grant 

Fiscal Year 2014 Grant 2014 Grant
2014 Amendment 1 
Fiscal Year 2013 Grant 2013 Grant
2013 Amendment 1 
Fiscal Year 2012 Grant 2012 Grant
2012 Amendment 1
2012 Amendment 2 
Fiscal Year 2011 Grant 2011 Grant
2011 Amendment 1
2011 Amendment 2 

CVISN Meetings:

2018 CVISN Team Meetings:
February 15, 2018 Minutes
May 24, 2018 Minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2010 CVISN Team Meetings:
February 18, 2010 Minutes 

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

For additional information, please contact Marie Tucker at