Safety & Compliance

Montana Officials Nab More Trucks with 360SmartView Inspection System

April 24, 2013

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Data collected by the Montana Department of Transportation using the 360SmartView truck safety screening system show significant results from focusing limited enforcement resources on trucks that are out of compliance with safety and credential requirements.

Results, based on data from the 360SmartView system during the first year of operation at Montana’s westbound Billings inspection facility, include:

  • A 23% increase in violations detected per inspection.
  • A 25% increase in inspected vehicles falling within FMCSA’s “Inspect” category.
  • Increases in revenue from temporary fuel and vehicle registration permit sales of 55% and 88%, respectively.

As deployed in Montana, 360SmartView uses in-station cameras to electronically screen all trucks entering the inspection facility. The system presents roadside enforcement officials with a compliance snapshot based on cloud-based information from the U.S. Department of Transportation and as many as 90 other government data sources

“360SmartView has produced safety and efficiency benefits for both enforcement agencies and compliant carriers as it has assisted state officials to focus on trucks with known deficiencies” said Karen Rasmussen, president and CEO of HELP Inc., the public-private partnership that provides 360SmartView, PrePass and other safety services.

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