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CVO Glossary

Below are a listing of terms and their definitions.

Glossary/Acronyms/Special Terms

ACH – Automated Clearing House

ALARS – Automated Licensing and Registration System

ASPEN – (Not an acronym) Software application used by FMCSA and most state commercial motor vehicle enforcement agencies to conduct inspections

BOLO – Be On the Lookout

CDL – Commercial Driver’s License

CDLIS – Commercial Driver’s License Information System

CDMA – Code Division Multiple Access

CJIS – Criminal Justice Information Services

COACH – CVISN Operational and Architectural Compatibility Handbook

COBOL – Common Business Oriented Language

CORI – Criminal Offender Record Information

CVIEW – Commercial Vehicle Information Exchange Window

CVISN – Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks

CVO – Commercial Vehicle Operations

CVSA – Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

DEP – Department of Environmental Protection

DOR – Department of Revenue

DPU – Department of Public Utilities

DSRC – Dedicated Short-Range Communications

EDS – Electronic Data Systems

ELD – Electronic Logging Device

EMOR – Electronic Monthly Operating Report

EOT – Executive Office of Transportation

EPICS – Environmental Protection Integrated Computer System

FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation

FEIN – Federal Employer Identification Number

FHWA – Federal Highway Administration

FMCSA – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

FMF – Facility Master File

FTP – File Transfer Protocol

HTTPS – Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure

HTML – Hyper Text Markup Language

HVUT – Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

IFTA – International Fuel Tax Agreement

IRP – International Registration Plan

ISA – Inter-agency Service Agreement

ISS-2 – Inspection Selection System

IT – Information Technology

ITD – Information Technology Division

ITD – Innovative Technology Deployment           (FMCSA Program formerly CVISN)

ITS – Intelligent Transportation Systems

LPR – License Plate Reader

MCMIS – Motor Carrier Management Information System

MCSAP – Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program

MCSIP – Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Process

MHD – Massachusetts Highway Department

MIS – Mobile Inspection Station

MITC – Massachusetts Information Technology Center

MOA – Memorandum of Agreement

MSP – Massachusetts State Police

MTA – Massachusetts Turnpike Authority

NCIC – National Crime Information Center

NLETS – National Law Enforcement Telecommunication System

O&M – Operations and Maintenance

OS/OW – Oversize/Overweight

PIMS – Permit Information Management System

PIQ – Past Inspection Query

PRISM – Performance and Registration Information Systems Management

RFI – Request for Information

RFID – Radio Frequency Identification Tags

RFR – Request for Resources

RMV – Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

RPC – Regional Processing Center

SAFER – Safety and Fitness Electronic Records

SafeStat – Motor Carrier Safety Status Measurement System

SAFETYNET – (Not an acronym) A system designed to manage and provide appropriate access to crash data, roadside inspection history and data, and motor carrier and shipper identification information.

SDM – SAFER Data Mailbox

SICP – SAFER Interface Certification Procedures

SOA – Service Oriented Architecture

SQL – Structured Query Language

TAM – Trucking Association of Massachusetts

TCP/IP – Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol

TSD – Treatment, Storage, or Disposal (facility)

UCR – Unified Carrier Registration

UMS – Uninsured Motorist System

URL – Uniform Resource Locator (Internet address)

VID – Vehicle Identification Device

VIN – Vehicle Identification Number

VIR – Vehicle Inspection Record

VPN – Virtual Private Network

WIM – Weigh-In-Motion

XML – eXtensible Markup Language

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