Jul 16, 2013
Phoenix (July 16, 2013) The state of Utah will soon deploy 360SmartView throughout its network of truck inspection facilities. 360SmartView is a cloudbased truck-sorting system that will electronically assess all trucks entering weigh stations and present roadside officers with a real-time, complete and correct snapshot of compliance with state and federal safety and weight requirements.
“We’re extremely pleased that the Utah Department of Transportation has selected 360SmartView to assist its inspection officers with targeting noncompliant carriers,” said Karen Rasmussen, president and CEO of HELP Inc., the provider of 360SmartView, PrePass and other safety technologies. “360SmartView can improve highway safety, extend the life of road and bridge infrastructure and allow compliant carriers to move down the road while enforcement officials focus their attention on trucks and drivers with deficiencies,” Rasmussen said.
States that have deployed 360SmartView in the past have reported as much as a 23 percent increase in violations detected per inspection, attributing this increase to the technology’s ability to more clearly identify deficient carriers. This allows enforcement to focus scarce resources on those trucks and drivers more likely to have safety defects.
“We are excited to have 360 SmartView technology as part of our commercial vehicle safety initiative,” said Chad Sheppick, Director Motor Carrier Services, Utah Department of Transportation. “This technology will provide economic and safety benefits to the motor carrier industry. It will also enhance the state’s safety and enforcement program by providing another tool to identify noncompliant trucks and carriers and allow Utah to better utilize our valuable resources.”
Utah’s Perry sites on I-15 just north of Salt Lake City will be the initial sites in the state to deploy 360SmartView.
360SmartView is a cloud-based truck sorting system for roadside and mobile enforcement that provides state enforcement officials with an automatic, single-screen view of each truck’s safety and compliance status, enabling officers to make selection decisions based on a “360-view” of each vehicle. The 360 system augments federal motor carrier information with data from more than 90 state sources not currently reporting to CVIEW, to present roadside officers with a complete view of every vehicle entering the inspection area. 360SmartView can be deployed at fixed, staffed inspection facilities, at remote, unstaffed locations or be accessed by officers assigned to mobile enforcement units. In each instance, an automated query provides enforcement officials with an integrated response for truck inspection selection.