CVSA Adds New Level VIII Elec­tronic In­spec­tion to North Amer­i­can Stan­dard In­spec­tion Pro­gram

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At the re­cently held CVSA Work­shop in At­lanta, Ge­or­gia, the Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle Safety Al­liance ( CVSA) Board of Di­rec­tors voted to ap­prove the ad­di­tion of its newly cre­ated Level VIII Elec­tronic In­spec­tion to the North Amer­i­can Stan­dard In­spec­tion Pro­gram.

The Level VIII Elec­tronic In­spec­tion is an in­spec­tion con­ducted elec­tron­i­cally or wire­lessly while a com­mer­cial mo­tor ve­hi­cle is in mo­tion with­out di­rect in­ter­ac­tion with a road­side in­spec­tor/ en­force­ment of­fi­cial. To be con­sid­ered a com­plete Level VIII Elec­tronic In­spec­tion, a data ex­change must in­clude each of the re­quired and/ or ap­pli­ca­ble data points listed in the CVSA North Amer­i­can Stan­dard Level VIII Elec­tronic In­spec­tion def­i­ni­tion.

As de­fined by CVSA, the Level VIII Elec­tronic In­spec­tion must in­clude, where re­quired and/ or ap­pli­ca­ble, a de­scrip­tive lo­ca­tion, in­clud­ing GPS co­or­di­nates; elec­tronic val­i­da­tion of who is op­er­at­ing the ve­hi­cle; ap­pro­pri­ate driver’s li­cense class and en­dorse­ment( s) for ve­hi­cle be­ing op­er­ated; li­cense sta­tus; valid Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner’s Cer­tifi­cate and Skill Per­for­mance Eval­u­a­tion ( SPE) Cer­tifi­cate; cur­rent driver’s record of duty sta­tus; hour­sof- ser­vice com­pli­ance; USDOT or ( Canada) NSC num­ber; power unit reg­is­tra­tion; op­er­at­ing au­thor­ity; Uni­fied Car­rier Reg­is­tra­tion ( UCR) com­pli­ance; and fed­eral out- of- ser­vice or­ders.

The goal of this new elec­tronic in­spec­tion is to help ex­pand the road­side en­force­ment’s foot­print, in­creas­ing the num­ber of in­ter­ac­tions an agency/ de­part­ment could have with the mo­tor car­rier in­dus­try and pro­vid­ing mem­ber ju­ris­dic­tions with ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion to cre­ate unique com­pli­ance op­tions and strate­gies. An elec­tronic in­spec­tion op­tion will as­sist road­side en­force­ment/ in­spec­tion per­son­nel to bet­ter fo­cus their time on car­ri­ers with crit­i­cal safety vi­o­la­tions. Im­ple­ment­ing an elec­tronic in­spec­tion pro­gram would also al­low par­tic­i­pat­ing car­ri­ers the op­por­tu­nity to lever­age in- ve­hi­cle safety in­vest­ments by com­mu­ni­cat­ing re­al­time com­pli­ance data to road­side in­spec­tion and en­force­ment au­thor­i­ties with­out hav­ing to stop.

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