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54 and other authorized users. Data include inspection reports The long-term vision set by U.S. DOT is to create a paperless and snapshots. CVISN. Specifically, beyond the current core and expanded Credentials administration: Provide electronic application, programs, the future CVISN will include other services and processing, fee collection, issuance, and distribution of (at technologies that may hold potential for supporting revenue- least) International Registration Plan (IRP) and IFTA cre- generation systems. Some of the services and technologies may dentials; support base state agreements; and electronic IFTA include tax filing. State shares information via clearinghouses and snapshots. Extension to integrate other CVO user services such as Electronic screening: Automatically screen vehicles that onboard safety monitoring, automated inspections, haz- approach a roadside check station, determine whether fur- mat incident management, freight and fleet management, ther inspection or verification of credentials is required, and and intermodal freight functions; take appropriate actions. Currently, this screening relies pre- Closer integration with other ITS services for traffic man- dominantly on enrolled, in-vehicle DSRC transponders. agement, traveler information, and incident response; and The use of DSRC at the 5.9-MHz frequency band, other After implementing the core CVISN elements, states may means of RFID, and optical technologies (e.g., license plate choose to expand participation and deploy the expanded readers) to identify vehicles. CVISN components, which continue to enhance the safety, security, and productivity of commercial vehicle operations To achieve the vision of a paperless vehicle, it is expected that (CVO). The expanded CVISN is designed to achieve the vehicles produced in the future would have a set of advanced following: technology equipment such as mobile communications sys- tems, navigation and tracking systems, onboard vehicle mon- Driver information sharing, itors, and electronic onboard recorders. Figure 30 illustrates Enhanced safety information sharing, the vision for CVISN in the long term. Expanded e-credentialing, and One-stop shops and electronic portals. A web portal or one- 3.3.2 Specifications of CVISN stop shop with a single sign-on access to all users can pro- vide a way for a state to give a consistent look and feel across Instead of building an information system for CVISN from multiple applications for back-office users, enforcement, scratch, the FMCSA has adopted a strategy of building a com- and motor carriers. mon interface to link together the existing databases and infor- Source: U.S. DOT, FMCSA, 2008 Figure 30. Vision: safe and efficient shipping operations.