IRP/FTA Electronic Credentialing

The State of South Dakota proposes its continued participation in the CVISN program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to: * fully satisfy CVISN core requirements; * extend the delivery of CVISN functionality to more locations in the state; (1) resolve technical issues that currently limit the benefits of improved safety and efficiency to regulatory agencies, the trucking industry, and the public; (2) plan for enhanced CVISN capability. South Dakota has identified six distinct elements of work to fully achieve CVISN core capabilities: * Program Management - coordinate the activities of the CVISN Program Team; maintain program plans and design; manage consultant contracts; report progress; and systems engineering. * Electronic Credentialing for the International Registration Plan (IRP) and the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) systems. * Electronic Screening Information Exchange - work with the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), the FMCSA, the Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) systems and NorPass affiliated states to improve the electronic screening processes and increase the number of carriers able to participate in the e-screening operations. * Automated Permitting System Enhancements - modify the permitting system to incorporate additional permit types that can be used for e-screening, and enhance the routing network to include interchange ramps and connections to local highways. * Electronic Screening Expansion - expand the e-screening program to the Sisseton Port of Entry. * Enhanced CVISN Planning - identify and document the enhanced CVISN functions which can be implemented after South Dakota completes its core CVISN requirements. The objectives of this research project are to: (1) Provide overall management of South Dakota's CVISN Program; (2) Complete and implement the electronic credentialing projects necessary to meet the Core CVISN commitments; and (3) Expand electronic screening operations to the Sisseton Port of Entry.