2016/2017 Motor carrier electronic credential pilot

Please note: Electronic credentials will be implemented into law beginning January 1, 2019. The pilot program will therefore no longer be accepting new applicants into this program. There will be more information to follow in the coming months concerning electronic credentialing.

Help eliminate paper in the cab

Join us and be a leader to advance and improve the motor carrier profession. We are seeking participants for an electronic credential pilot program that will run April 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017.

The goal of this pilot program is to develop a system or process to promote the acceptance and use of electronic motor carrier credentials, instead of paper, roadside. Ultimately, this will save time for carriers, drivers, and law enforcement as well as keep in-cab credentials up-to-date.

It's easy to participate

A driver can simply offer electronic documents to law enforcement on a laptop, tablet or smart phone.  No enrollment is necessary. See the three-minute video, the Roadside Handbook, the Roadside Brochure and the Samples for details.

Participating jurisdictions

  • Wisconsin (project lead)
  • Alabama
  • Illinois (some agencies)
  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Virginia
  • Other states pending

"Model" statute language

States and provinces may wish to enact statutory language to assist in implementing the acceptance of motor carrier credentials in electronic format.  The document below provides ideas for such statutory language.  This document was developed from language already in place in some jurisdictions, for example, for accepting insurance cards showing evidence of insurance for personal vehicles.

More information

  • View webinar from February 16, 2016.
  • View webinar from June 20, 2016.
  • View USDOT Special Permit SP 15747 dated July 29, 2015, for additional information. This special permit authorizes the transportation in commerce of certain hazardous materials using electronic records including transmission via email, fax, or telephone in lieu of physical shipping papers.
  • Additional question on this pilot please contact Christopher Yeh from Aim Transfer and Storage Inc. at​ (414) 762-7769 x223 or Motor Carrier Services at (608) 266-9900.

If interested in receiving updates, including an after project survey, please email irp-ifta@dot.wi.gov.

Questions about the content of this page contact:

Motor Carrier Services
Email irp-ifta@dot.wi.gov
Phone (608) 266-9900