Hi-Tech Solutions Ltd. (HTS) announced the SeeDOT suite for enhanced accuracy in truck identification, tracking and compliance/enforcement monitoring. The newest hardware editions and software developments enable users to capture, collect and read the DOT (Department of Transportation) number listed on the cab of every truck. This automated reading capability allows for speedy retrieval of useful data related to the commercial vehicles inspections record and license compliance.
Companies that operate commercial vehicles transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce must be registered with the FMCSA and must have a USDOT Number. Also, commercial intrastate hazardous materials carriers who haul quantities requiring a safety permit must register for a USDOT Number. The USDOT Number serves as a unique identifier when collecting and monitoring a company's safety information acquired during audits, compliance reviews, crash investigations, and inspections.
HTS SeeDOT technology can be used at many locations where trucks pass a screening or security point like: border crossings, weigh in motion stations, ports of entry, secure installations or parking facilities for trucking as well as for fleet management applications. The DOT data captured can be used to quickly check against state and federal databases for key information regarding the carrier, cargo and condition of vehicle.
When integrated with HTS’ LPR/ANPR system, SeeDOT meets the specific challenges of the trucking sector, as both the number on the cab of the vehicle, as well as the truck's license plate and chassis number can be read to effectively and accurately identify, track and monitor the truck and its load in required transportation sectors and sensitive locations.
HTS developed the SeeDOT system for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet through a pilot program managed by the University of Kentucky Transportation Center. Staff at the center participated and helped in the design of the current system that has now been commercialized after months of testing against exacting performance requirements
The output of the SeeDOT system, integrated with HTS's LPR/ANPR solution, consists of the time and date, license plate number, license plate image, chassis number, and USDOT number image, which are captured and available to view in real-time and can be stored for later retrieval and compliance audits.
HTS is currently under contract and has supplied their SeeDOT+LPR based readers to International Road Dynamics (IRD) who recently was awarded a contract for improvements at the Mariposa Port of Entry at the Mexico-Arizona border.
This Port-Of-Entry Screening System will include the supply of Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) scales, License Plate Readers (LPR), USDOT Readers, Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI), and EPIC (Expedited Processing at International Crossings) System. The system will pre-screen vehicles that pass over each of the seven lanes at the border crossing.
The information presented by the system will be used to determine if each commercial vehicle has met all the screening criteria required for further transit. If a vehicle is determined to meet all screening criteria (at the enforcement lane, and no inspections are required, it will be released, and can exit the facilities.