Approximately 13 percent of motor carriers (representing nearly 46 percent of power units) reported using electronic credentialing within 12 months of the survey. The top three reasons being: convenience of obtaining credentials, potential staff time savings, and benefits of moving trucks into service more quickly. Survey responses indicated that
- 94 percent of users found electronic credentialing more convenient.
- 80 percent realized savings in staff-time worked.
- 58 percent achieved cost savings.
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 credentialing.
- Time savings and improvements in efficiency for states.
- More convenience; less time-consuming for motor carriers.
- Improved data quality.
- Reduced labor/workload.