Equipment Costs for Commercial Vehicle Electronic Screening (ES) (Preclearance)

Note: Equipment list adjusted to 2020 dollars. The date in parentheses under the capital cost value and O&M cost value represents the dollar year from which the cost value was adjusted. All costs are in $K.

Unit Cost Element IDAS# Life (years) Capital Cost $K, 2020 Dollars (Year) O&M Cost $K/year, Dollars (Year) Description
Computer network server dedicated to ES 5 4.52 - 5.88 (2004)

Each.

Desktop PC dedicated to ES 5 1.23 - 1.48 (2005)

Each.

Laptop personal computer dedicated to ES 4 1.36 (2004)

Each.

Mainline (highway speed) WIM scale 10 43.72 - 182.15 (2013)

Each. Depending on the functionality of the equipment deployed, the cost could be much higher or much lower than the range shown. Some states reported equipment cost only; others reported installed cost, with accessories (e.g., signs, loop detectors, w

Sorter lane (ramp speed) WIM scale 12 40.39 - 178.14 (2013)

Each.

ES transponder purchased by state for free distribution 5 0.01 - 0.04 (2004)

Each.

ES transponder purchased by state for resale 4 0.03 - 0.04 (2004)

Each.

Automated vehicle identification (AVI) equipment/system 10 36.43 - 72.13 (2004)

Each.

ES telecom. equipment (upstream to weigh station) 20 0.93 - 32.47 (2004)

Per state (e.g., fiber optic cable).

Electronic sign for weigh station 20 8.74 - 34.97 (2004)

Each (e.g., Open/Closed, directional arrows, or dynamic message signs).

Loop detector for weigh station 20 0.74 - 4.46 (2005)

Each.

Upgrade of fixed-site weigh station for ES (excluding items listed above) 32.06 - 58.29 (2004)

Each. Some states reported building modifications, counters, cabinets, wiring, HVAC, structural changes to static scale building, highway poles and bases.

One-time start-up fees paid to ES admin 20.55 (2004)

Per state (e.g., PrePass or Norpass).

Supplies and materials for ES outreach and publicity 0.50 - 2.00 (2004)

Per state.

ES software purchased off the shelf 0.57 - 4.55 (2004)

Per state.

State employee labor for ES software development 17.66 - 42.68 (2004)

Per state.

State employee labor for new ES hardware configuration 7.06 - 7.36 (2004)

Per state.

Contractor labor for ES software development 272.24 - 276.66 (2004)

Per state.

Contractor labor for new ES hardware configuration 191.31 - 278.13 (2004)

Per state.

Labor for existing (legacy) system interface 42.68 - 44.15 (2004)

Per state, includes state employees, contractors, vendors.

Labor for training associated with ES system deployment 5.30 - 29.43 (2004)

Per state.

Annual payments made to ES admin 19.88 (2005)

Per state (e.g., PrePass or Norpass).

Annual maintenance cost for mainline WIM scale 37.89 - 93.26 (2004)

Each. Depending on the functionality of the equipment being maintained, the cost could be much higher or much lower than the range shown.

Annual maintenance cost for sorter-lane WIM scale for ES 7.29 - 26.23 (2004)

Each.

Annual costs for marketing, outreach, publicity, etc. 0.50 - 5.00 (2004)

Per state.

State employee annual labor for ES, higher-volume state 73.58 - 245.75 (2004)

Per state, volume based on relative numbers of carriers, vehicles, and inspections.

State employee annual labor for ES, lower-volume state 7.06 - 8.83 (2004)

Per state, volume based on relative numbers of carriers, vehicles, and inspections.

Other Unit Cost Elements -

Summary values under development