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473700-00074-1 Report Abstract

State Commercial Vehicle Security Enforcement: Operations, Technologies, and Barriers

Alison J. Conway and C. Michael Walton, University of Texas at Austin, August 2010, 66 pp. (473700-00074-1)

This report details the results of a survey of state enforcement agencies concerning past, present, and future enforcement practices and advanced technology use for commercial vehicle security, as well as recommendations for future improvements.  The study examines practices in 19 states, including 7 land border crossing states and 11 states with one or more major marine ports of entry.  Current technology applications, future needs, and past and existing barriers to implementation are all identified.  The study also examines both successes and needs for cooperation between federal, state, and industry stakeholders.  Particular focus is also placed on identifying changes that have occurred since 9/11.


Keywords: Commercial Vehicles, Enforcement, Security, ITS

ENTIRE REPORT (Adobe Acrobat File – 410 KB)