Between December 29, 2006 and March 19, 2007 a total of 848 commercial motor carriers responded to a telephone survey to collect information on the attitudes of private-sector participants on the adoption of CVISN technologies.
Approximately six percent of motor carriers (representing nearly 15 percent of power units) reported using electronic screening within 12 months of the survey.
- Nearly all respondents (98 to 99 percent) indicated that electronic screening improved shipping times, reduced turnaround time delays, and was efficient and convenient.
- Approximately 74 percent noted improved working conditions for drivers, and 79 percent reported a labor costs savings.
- When asked if any other benefits were realized, increased driver safety and fuel cost savings were common responses.
BENEFITS/LESSONS LEARNED SELF-EVALUATION REPORTS
In August 2006, benefits/lessons learned self-evaluation reports were collected from 20 to 30 states participating in CVISN. The following qualitative benefits were identified for electronic screening.
- Increased bypass efficiency.
- Reduced backups on approach lanes.