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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Wireless Roadside Inspections a Reality?

It seems everything has been turning towards the “smart” and wireless side of technology. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been testing a new technology to perform wireless roadside inspections on trucks traveling at highway speeds. Testing will enter its final phase by December 2015.

The FMCSA has been trying to make wireless roadside inspection (WRI) a reality for several years. The goal will soon come to fruition as there are currently 20 inspection sites in the southeast are ready for the field-testing phase. That number is expected to grow by December 2015.

The WRI’s interface will be developed by ISE and will obtain the location of inspection sites to create “geofences”. When a truck crosses a “geofence”, it will be scanned and the software will transmit information like logbooks and credentials to the system. The information gained will be transferred to enforcement personnel to alert them if the truck needs to be pulled over and reviewed.