Research Reports

Institutional barriers to the adoption of electronic data collection and interchange as it relates to commercial vehicles

Principal Investigator:

Frederick J Beier

December 1993

Report no. MN/FHWA/RC 94-05

Topics: Trucking

This study examines the interface between state and regulatory agencies and commercial vehicle operators regarding the application of electronic technology. The various processes followed by the state agencies are documented. In addition, a survey of both freight and passenger commercial vehicle operators (CVO) is analyzed. Significant findings are that CVOs are capable of exchanging information with the state electronically although formal EDI methods appear somewhat distant. A significant portion of CVOs are also prepared to adopt basic IVHS technology which would allow trucks to bypass weigh stations. A summary of barriers to the widespread adoption of these technologies is also included as is a literature review.

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