CRAA Freight Operations Center - Commercial Vehicle Administration Functionality

Subsystem Description

The Commercial Vehicle Administration Subsystem (CVAS) will operate at one or more fixed locations within a region. This subsystem performs administrative functions supporting credentials, tax, and safety regulations. It issues credentials, collects fees and taxes, and supports enforcement of credential requirements. This subsystem communicates with the Fleet Management Subsystems associated with the motor carriers to process credentials applications and collect fuel taxes, weight/distance taxes, and other taxes and fees associated with commercial vehicle operations. The subsystem also receives applications for, and issues special Oversize/Overweight and HAZMAT permits in coordination with other cognizant authorities. The subsystem coordinates with other Commercial Vehicle Administration Subsystems (in other states/regions) to support nationwide access to credentials and safety information for administration and enforcement functions. This subsystem supports communications with Commercial Vehicle Check Subsystems operating at the roadside to enable credential checking and safety information collection. The collected safety information is processed, stored, and made available to qualified stakeholders to identify carriers and drivers that operate unsafely.

Functional Area: Credentials and Taxes Administration

Manage electronic filing of credentials, tax filing, and driver licensing for commercial vehicle operators. Provides commercial vehicle (including HAZMAT) route restrictions.

Functional Area: CV Information Exchange

Exchange information concerning safety, credentialing, and operations of commercial vehicles between the center and the roadside check stations, across jurisdictions, with fleet operators and other information requestors.