Innovative Technology Deployment

Innovative Technology Deployment (ITD) program is a multi-agency initiative that focuses on advanced technologies to improve commercial vehicle operations and safety. The program strives to improve safety, efficiency, safe and secure data sharing, and streamlined enforcement operations. These focused efforts assist with the expeditious processing of commercial vehicles and motor coach operations in Florida. The Florida ITD team consists of various agency partners, including:

  • Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
  • Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV)
  • Florida Department of Revenue (DOR)  
  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)  
  • Florida Trucking Association (FTA)
  • Private sector representatives from motor carrier companies.
At the national level, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) ITD program brings together all the data on a commercial vehicle in one location, so the information can be shared among state agencies. ITD attempts to provide safety and credential 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:

ITD Core Components:

  • Safety Information Exchange
  • Electronic Credentialing
  • Electronic Screening

Florida has been ITD core compliant since 2009, an achievement that is earned after implementing the core components of the ITD program and meeting the associated requirements. The three components are explained below.

Electronic Screening, or E-screening, uses 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.

The Safety Information Exchange allows inspection data to be sent from the individual states to FMCSA’s inspections systems where the data is stored and shared. 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 utilizing the Safety Information Exchange.

Electronic 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.

More information can be found on FMCSA’s website here.

Expanded ITD

While Core ITD requires States to implement the three core components of ITD, Expanded ITD allows a more customized approach to the technology State’s use through their ITD program. There are a range of projects included in Expanded ITD, a list of which can be found on FMCSA’s website here.

When it comes to Florida’s involvement in Expanded ITD, there are a few projects in various stages of deployment contributing to increased safety for CMVs, and showcasing how Florida is dedicated to the continuous improvement of technology and serving the community. Below are some examples of Expanded ITD projects Florida and FDOT’s Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) program are involved in.

  • Expanding Truck Parking
  • Freight Operations Exchange (FOX)
  • LPR System/PRISM

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
2014 Amendment 1 
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 
Fiscal Year 2007 Grant 2007 Grant
2007 Amendment 1
2007 Amendment 1a
2007 Amendment 2
2007 Amendment 3
2007 Amendment 4 

CVISN Meetings:

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

2017 ITD Team Meetings 1 :
February 23, 2017 Minutes
May 18, 2017 Minutes
August 22, 2017 Minutes
November 16, 2017 Minutes

1 Innovative Technology Deployment (ITD) was titled Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Network (CVISN) prior to 2017.

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