In Kentucky and Virginia, state overhead costs required to maintain motor carrier accounts were estimated to decrease 35 percent for each motor carrier participating in electronic credentialing.
Made Public Date
08/14/2002
Identifier
2007-B00486
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Evaluation of the Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Model Deployment Initiative: Volume I - Final Report

Summary Information

This study examined CVISN (Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks) and evaluated the impacts of electronic screening, electronic credentialing, and safety information exchange on commercial vehicle operations in "truck shed" states. In 1996, Maryland and Virginia initiated a prototype program designed to develop standards and evaluate baseline conditions. By 1999, five states including Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, Kentucky, and Oregon were actively engaged in the CVISN pilot. These programs were analyzed to evaluate the benefits and costs of CVISN prior to national deployment.

In-person interviews were conducted to obtain cost data from motor carriers and state agencies participating in the International Registration Plan (IRP) and International Fuel Task Agreement (IFTA). The results, however, were limited to only a few states with progressive CVISN programs.

FINDINGS

Kentucky and Virginia estimated that the state overhead costs required to maintain motor carrier accounts would decrease by 35 percent for each motor carrier participating in electronic credentialing. The applicability of these results to other states was unknown.
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