Wireless Roadside Inspection (WRI) Research Project

The purpose of the WRI field operational test (FOT) is to develop and test a system that can identify commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and potential registration, hours-of–service, and licensing compliance or safety violations that may exist. A wireless inspection report will be sent to inspectors to enhance their ability to identify noncompliant CMVs. During the testing, FMCSA will gather data on certain violation areas from the participating carrier’s commercial vehicles during the 1-year data collection effort of the FOT. Beyond creating a system that provides an accurate and timely inspection report to the roadside, this research will support the Agency’s understanding of the following five areas: Question 1: Do the Agency’s databases have the capacity to process potentially large amounts of data if the system were deployed nationally through State/Private partnerships? A replicate system of these databases will be created during the testing and FMCSA will attempt to process an amount of data that is commensurate to that of a national system to determine this. Question 2: Does FMCSA have the capacity to ensure security and privacy protections? The WRI processing system was developed to be installed in the Agency’s Portal environment. Because the Portal has been certified to meet the requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA),

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research Lead: •Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) •Subcontractors to ORNL: ◦Innovative Software Engineering (technology provider) ◦North Dakota State University (IT development) Participating States. Each applied for and received Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) High Priority grant funds to support the testing with their inspection personnel: •Tennessee •North Carolina Participating Carriers. For the year-long data collection that began March 15, 2016, 753 vehicles have been equipped with WRI technology. There are 1,085 drivers from 61 participating fleets. Previously titled: "Wireless Roadside Inspection (WRI) Research Project"


  • English


  • Status: Inactive
  • Funding: $4,848,598
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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

    Flanigan, Chris

  • Performing Organizations:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    545 Oak Ridge Turnpike
    Pittsburgh, TN  United States  37830
  • Start Date: 20120918
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170918
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01661841
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 5 2018 8:20AM