English Français Español

Level VIII Inspection Forum

March 28-29, 2023

Omaha, Nebraska


Download Schedule as PDF

March 28, 2023

08:30 AM - 08:45 AM

Welcome and Introductions

08:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Current State of and Vision for Level VIII Electronic Inspections

Attendees will review the purpose of the Level VIII Electronic Inspection, the potential lifecycle of the inspection, and whether any modifications need to be made. The group will analyze the current Level VIII Electronic Inspection definition and potential barriers and limitations of the definition. There will be discussion around whether this program will be voluntary or required for motor carriers and the benefits assumed by enforcement and industry.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Refreshment Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Documentation for Level VIII Electronic Inspections

The group will discuss what documents need to be generated to better define Level VIII Electronic Inspection data elements. We’ll discuss topics such as: Should there be a technical specification? Should there be an operational policy? What is the scalability of the program?

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM


01:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Impacts

There will be discussion about potential impacts to the Safety Measurement System (SMS), DataQs, and other Level VIII Electronic Inspection benefits to industry and enforcement.

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Updated on Level VIII-type Screening

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM


03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Inspection Software Integration

We’ll discuss how the Level VIII Electronic Inspection will be generated then integrated into all the upstream state and federal systems (e.g., SAFETYNET, SafeSpect, third-party inspection software, etc.).

04:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Communication Protocol for Transmission of ADS Data

March 29, 2023

08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Level VIII Operational Considerations

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Cybersecurity (High-Level) IT Security

We will outline the benefits and risks of aligning with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and discuss the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s privacy/security requirements and documentation for states.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Vehicle Sensors and Data Transfer

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM


01:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Smart Trailers – What data can they provide?

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

State of ADS Deployment

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM


03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Gap Assessment Activity and Next Steps