CVSA Adds Level VIII Electronic Inspection

While there is talk of Congress repealing the ELD Mandate, the electronic push continues to develop in other areas of trucking. 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has added a newly created Level VIII Electronic Inspection of commercial vehicles to the North American Standard Inspection Program.

The Level VIII is conducted electronically or wirelessly while a commercial motor vehicle is in motion, without direct interaction with a roadside inspector and/or enforcement official.

The inspection must include:

  • A descriptive location, including GPS coordinates;
  • Electronic validation of who is operating the vehicle;
  • Appropriate driver’s license class and endorsement for vehicle being operated;
  • License status;
  • Valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate and Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Certificate;
  • Current driver’s record of duty status;
  • Hours-of-service compliance;
  • USDOT or Canadian National Safety Code (NSC) number;
  • Power unit registration;
  • Operating authority;
  • Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) compliance
  • Federal out-of-service orders. 
Manual truck inspections will soon be a thing of the past.

Manual truck inspections will soon be a thing of the past.

The goal of this new electronic inspection is to help expand the roadside enforcement’s footprint, increasing the number of interactions an agency or 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 is designed to assist roadside enforcement and inspection personnel to better focus their time on carriers with critical safety violations.

“By adding a new electronic inspection level, our aim is to improve highway safety by providing additional options and strategies that will allow member jurisdictions to leverage technology while also increasing efficiency for industry,” advised CVSA Executive Director Collin Mooney.


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