Concept of Operations for Virtual Weigh Station

This document describes the concept of operations (ConOps) for the virtual weigh station (VWS). The ConOps describes the goals, functions, key concepts, architecture, operational scenarios, operational policies, and impacts of virtual weigh stations. This ConOps will provide technical guidance to jurisdictions regarding their implementations of the virtual weigh station concept and will be a tool that can be used to plan roadside programs, support states’ funding requests, obtain buy-in from public and private stakeholders, and communicate information among State, Federal, and private sector parties. The document consists of six sections: 1. Section 1.0, Introduction – Provides the context for developing a concept of operations for the virtual weigh station. 2. Section 2.0, Current Situation – Reviews current roadside enforcement operations and existing virtual weigh station deployments. 3. Section 3.0, Motivation for Virtual Weigh Station – Describes the challenges and needs underlying states’ virtual weigh station deployments and the operations that will address the challenges. 4. Section 4.0, Concept of Operations – Presents the operational scenarios, information needs, and functionality associated with virtual weigh stations. 5. Section 5.0, Summary of Benefits and Costs – Relates the expected benefits and costs of deploying virtual weigh stations. 6. Section 6.0, Conclusions – Summarizes the enforcement improvements gained from virtual weigh stations, as well as limitations and next steps.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 64p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01146334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HOP-09-51
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-06-D-00004
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 1 2009 11:24AM