PUCO Commercial Vehicle Information System - Commercial Vehicle Check Functionality

Subsystem Description

The Commercial Vehicle Check Subsystem (CVCS) supports automated vehicle identification at mainline speeds for credential checking, roadside safety inspections, and weigh-in-motion using two-way data exchange. These capabilities include providing warnings to the commercial vehicle drivers, their fleet managers, and proper authorities of any safety problems that have been identified, accessing and examining historical safety data, and automatically deciding whether to allow the vehicle to pass or require it to stop with operator manual override. The Commercial Vehicle Check Subsystem also provides supplemental inspection services to current capabilities by supporting expedited brake inspections, the use of operator hand-held devices, mobile screening sites, on-board safety database access, and the enrollment of vehicles and carriers in the electronic clearance program.

Functional Area: Citation and Accident Electronic Recording

Roadside check facility equipment records results of roadside inspections and forwards information to the commercial vehicle administration center. Includes accident reports, violations, citations, and the daily site activity data.

Functional Area: Roadside Electronic Screening

Roadside check facility equipment to communicate with commercial vehicles at mainline speeds - reading tag data, identification, weight and vehicle characteristics, and credential checking. Determines whether a pull-in message should be generated, allowing for inspectors to override.

Functional Area: Roadside Safety and Security Inspection

Roadside check facility equipment to provide the capabilities to automate the roadside safety inspection process including wireless roadside inspections and use of hand held devices to rapidly inspect the vehicle and driver.

Functional Area: Roadside WIM

Roadside check facility equipment to detect and measure the weight commercial vehicles at high speed. Can include an interface to the credential checking or it can be a stand alone package with display.