Webinar explains how motor carriers can go paperless

​Law enforcement expects faster inspection times, better communication when motor carriers set up electronic credentials

Trucking companies and drivers who want to improve efficiency, save time during a roadside traffic stop and help shape the future of the transportation industry can learn more about going paperless with the 2016-17 Motor Carrier Electronic Credential Pilot. Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Motor Carrier Services Section will host an hour-long webinar on Wednesday, January 11 from 11 a.m. to noon central time, to discuss how to set up the digital formats and electronic devices.

Participate either online or by phone.

For phone only:

  1. Dial-in: (877) 873-8017
  2. Enter passcode: 9077423

For phone and webinar:

  1. Download and run SMART Bridgit from: http://smartconf.dot.wi.gov:23677
  2. Select "E-Credential Pilot" from the list of meetings.
  3. Phone into meeting as above.

"E-credentials are the future and law enforcement is ready to help make the transition from paper to digital go smoothly," said Lieutenant Michael C. Klingenberg, Motor Carrier Enforcement Section, Wisconsin State Patrol. "Keeping in-cab credentials up to date electronically and allowing motor carriers to present this information using their laptop, smart phone or other device will cut down on inspection time and improve communication."

The 2016-17 Motor Carrier Electronic Credential Pilot program allows motor carriers to show law enforcement inspectors in participating jurisdictions their required paperwork in a digital format. The pilot project is an opportunity to test devices (tablet, phone, laptop), formats (PDF, webpage, barcode or QR code) and various credentials, such as certificates for trailer vehicle registration, hazmat registration, insurance, IFTA license. This pilot program has been extended through September 30, 2017.

U.S. jurisdictions participating in this program include Wisconsin (as the project lead), Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Alabama, Virginia and some Illinois agencies.

Project sponsors include Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration-Wisconsin Division, International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Electronic Credential Working Group, and Aim Transfer and Storage, a motor carrier based in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

The sponsors developed a handbook for participating government administrative offices, law enforcement, carriers, and drivers. It includes a step-by-step explanation of the process, detailed description of the documents and paperwork that is included as well as an overview of the goals of this project.

For more information, contact:
Paul Bernander, WisDOT DMV Motor Carrier Services section chief
(608) 267-4541, paul.bernander@dot.wi.gov