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 installed an Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) E-Screening site on the Glenn Highway Outbound Weigh Station, just north of Anchorage. This AVI E-Screening system (consisting of overhead antennas and roadside cameras, coupled with in-vehicle transponders) automatically checks the safety rating and credentials of participating motor carriers and vehicles and, if all is in order, allows those vehicles to proceed down the highway without stopping.
This screening process results in time and cost savings for safely-operating motor carriers and allows Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers to focus time and resources on carriers and vehicles that need more attention.
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