FMCSA seeks information for Wireless Roadside Inspection program

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a market research information session for its Wireless Roadside Inspection program on Jan. 17 and 18 in Arlington, Va.

FMCSA seeks information from the telecommunications, telematics and trucking and motorcoach industries on technologies, services and capabilities that relate to its WRI research program for trucks and motor coaches subject to Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 10.0002 (Market Research).

FMCSA will provide an overview of the WRI research program plans and next steps. Specifically, FMCSA is interested in learning more about technology capabilities for: wireless communications and networks for WRI; collecting real-time information on vehicle, driver and cargo identification and status; and commercial vehicle telematics and fleet management systems. FMCSA also is interested in feedback on the WRI program as a whole.

The workshop will include opportunities for technology provider participants to share information on their technologies, solutions and ongoing activities. A meeting agenda will be available in the coming weeks.

Participation is open to all interested parties, but space will be limited. Parties interested in attending, presenting or having a display table must contact Jim Bunch of Noblis via e-mail at jabunch@noblis.org or by phone at 202-863-2984 by Jan. 10. Reservations for attending, speaking and table displays will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel in Arlington. Participants needing a hotel room must contact the hotel directly by calling 703-486-1111. For more information or questions, please contact Vinton Grant at Vinton.grant@dot.gov, or Jeff Loftus of FMCSA via e-mail at Jeff.Loftus@dot.gov or by phone at 202-385-2363.

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