RSF 100, IRP/IFTA Data Quality Project

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Abstract RSF 100, IRP/IFTA Data Quality Project 04/01/20 - 12/31/21 Accurate vehicle information is essential to enforce state and federal requirements, including federal safety regulations. In 2018, Kentucky screened nearly 7.9 million commercial vehicles via its KATS, inSPECT, and PrePass systems. The table below shows tabulations of select screening tests, and the number of potential violations identified (emphasis on potential because not all USDOT and license plate reads were verified). This table is not all-inclusive – it only shows potential safety, registration and insurance issues. While these results reveal a lot of good safety inspection opportunities, there were about 1.7 million instances where there was no data in which to screen because either the USDOT number or license plate was misread, or because there was no information about the carrier or vehicle available. As such, there is a strong case to improve the completeness of credentialing data quality, particularly for IRP given its role in plate-based screening. The goal of this project is to enhance IRP and IFTA credentialing data quality. As the International Registration Plan (IRP) and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) consider electronic credential implementation, its member jurisdictions must consider the impact it will have on commercial vehicle enforcement – particularly as it pertains to vehicle identification and enforcement actions. If drivers are no longer required to carry and produce a cab card when stopped for an inspection, Kentucky and other jurisdictions will need to reliably transmit the data necessary to populate an electronic cab card in its CVIEW and other electronic screening tools. The goal of this project is compatible with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s strategic goals. Improved screening will enhance safety via improved electronic infrastructure. This infrastructure improvement will come about through enhanced e- credentials. It will improve accountability by creating a data environment where it is possible for carriers to no longer carry physical cab cards. This project addresses FMCSA’s national priority for applications including projects that improve credentialing data quality.
Effective start/end date4/1/2012/31/21


  • KY Transportation Cabinet: $100,000.00


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