• TMC Publishes Position Paper on Automated Truck Inspection and Enforcement

    TMC's S.18 Automated and Electric Vehicle Study Group has just approved a position paper on automated truck inspection and enforcement. Developed by S.18's Task Force of the same name, the paper recommends that the industry consider the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Option 7 framework as a model for enhanced pre-trip inspections model for Automated Commercial Vehicles (ACMVs). TMC believes this approach, which seeks to eliminate en-route stops for roadside inspections, represents the most logical framework for inspections of ACMVs that have no human occupants onboard. TMC also suggests all stakeholders continue discussions in order to address inhibiting factors identified in this paper so as to operationalize this model, and to delineate the technical and maintenance requirements for its various elements.