Iways Projects

Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) E-Screening

photo Vehicle-borne Sensing Bar

photo courtesy of Pam Minton,

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The State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Division of Measurement Standards and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (MSCVE), in conjunction with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), is working to improve the overall safety of commercial vehicle traffic in the state.

As a part of this effort, MSCVE has installed the first of several Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) E-Screening sites to be positioned along highways throughout Alaska. Located at the Glenn Highway Inbound and Outbound Weigh Stations, just north of Anchorage, this first AVI E-Screening system (consisting of overhead antennas and roadside cameras, coupled with in-vehicle transponders) will automatically check the safety rating and credentials of participating motor carriers and vehicles and, if all is in order, allow those vehicles to proceed down the highway without stopping.

In-vehicle transponder

photo courtesy of Pam Minton,

This screening process will result in time and cost savings for safely-operating motor carriers and allow Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers to focus time and resources on carriers and vehicles that need more attention.



Theresa Maser
Phone (907) 365-1215
email theresa.maser@alaska.gov



Page last updated: 2/22/2012


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