Architecture for Information System for Reporting and Sharing Truck Regulatory Requirements Data

The goal of the trucking industry is to move goods safely, quickly, and profitably. State departments of transportation (DOTs) perform regulatory functions such as safety inspections, licensing, permitting, routing, and size and weight enforcement to ensure safe and lawful truck operation. DOTs routinely share regulatory information within their own boundaries and report certain information to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but infrequently share information directly with neighboring states. Sharing information more often and more quickly with neighboring states could reduce unnecessary duplication of inspections and other regulatory functions, avoid unexpected delays caused by differences in regulations, and better inform truckers of temporary restrictions or allowances. Such information sharing would reduce state DOTs' administrative costs and trucking industry's operational costs and improve the reliability of freight transport. Sharing real-time data requires an information architecture, data standards, enabling technology, and a supporting organizational structure but no commonly accepted procedures for reporting such information exist now. There is a need to evaluate the need, feasibility, and benefits of real-time commercial vehicle data sharing among states; and develop an architecture for an information system that will support such data sharing among state DOTs and help accrue economic benefits while ensuring safety and compliance with regulations. The objective of this research is to design and demonstrate an architecture for an information system for reporting and sharing data pertaining to truck regulatory requirements among state DOTs. For the purpose of this research, regulatory requirements encompass those pertaining to licensing, permitting, enforcement, and restrictions on vehicle movement.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $399937
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 23-25

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Hanna, Amir

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transpo Group

    Kirkland, Washington   
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jensen, Mark

  • Start Date: 20230607
  • Expected Completion Date: 20250906
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01836060
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 23-25
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 17 2022 11:03AM