CVSA seeks to define parameters of ‘e-inspections’



The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance continued work this week at its Workshop event in Chicago on defining an “electronic inspection” and the parameters of a new North American Standard Electronic Inspection.

With several variatns of “wireless” or “electronic” inspections being deployed in real-world testing today, CVSA established an ad hoc committee “to consider the creation of a new inspection level that is based on electronic data/information.”

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration itself is testing its Wireless Roadside Inspection program in at least five states, and the partially automated “e-inspection” Level 3 demonstration by Drivewyze and telematics partners is being conducted in at least four states.

Establishing a definition could pave the way for such inspections to be taken up on a voluntary basis by enforcement jurisdictions around the country.

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