Formal Debut of E-Inspection Technology

A long-awaited demonstration of what’s being dubbed “e-inspection” technology took place this week at the West Friendship Weigh Station and Inspection Site outside

Baltimore, MD – technology that will allow trucks to transmit driver information, electronic logbook data vehicle weight, and other details electronically in real-time while the vehicle remains in motion.

“The fundamental focus of this technology is safety,”Anne Ferro, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), explained to Fleet Owner at the event. “This will allow us to leverage all the safety data available concerning drivers and vehicles and make it available to our inspectors in real time,” she noted. “It can’t be understated how seamless and more efficient this can make safety enforcement, especially when it comes to addressing hours of service [HOS] related issues.”

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