Unit Costs (Unadjusted)

Equipment Costs for Commercial Vehicle Electronic Screening (ES) (Preclearance)

Commercial Vehicle Electronic Screening (ES) (Preclearance) is one of two new CVISN subsystems that replaces the subsystem previously labeled "Commercial Vehicle Check Station (CC)." The CC unit costs are available for historical reference in PDF and Excel formats.

Note: The date in parentheses under the capital cost value and O&M cost value represents the dollar year of the cost values. All costs are in $K.
Unit Cost Element IDAS # Life
Years
Capital Cost
$K
(Source Year)
O&M Cost
$K/year
(Source Year)
Description View Sample Unit Cost Entries
Computer network server dedicated to ES510.0 - 13.0
(2004)
Each.
Desktop PC dedicated to ES52.5 - 3.0
(2005)
Each.
Laptop personal computer dedicated to ES43.0
(2004)
Each.
Mainline (highway speed) WIM scale1060.0 - 250.0
(2004)
Each. Depending on the functionality of the equipment deployed, the cost could be much higher or much lower than the range shown. Some states reported equipment cost only; others reported installed cost, with accessories (e.g., signs, loop detectors, w
Sorter lane (ramp speed) WIM scale12100.0 - 250.0
(2003)
Each.
ES transponder purchased by state for free distribution50.01 - 0.05
(2004)
Each.
ES transponder purchased by state for resale40.04 - 0.05
(2004)
Each.
Automated vehicle identification (AVI) equipment/system 1050.0 - 99.0
(2004)
Each.
ES telecom. equipment (upstream to weigh station)200.8 - 28.0
(2004)
Per state (e.g., fiber optic cable).
Electronic sign for weigh station2012.0 - 48.0
(2004)
Each (e.g., Open/Closed, directional arrows, or dynamic message signs).
Loop detector for weigh station201.0 - 6.0
(2005)
Each.
Upgrade of fixed-site weigh station for ES (excluding items listed above)44.0 - 80.0
(2004)
Each. Some states reported building modifications, counters, cabinets, wiring, HVAC, structural changes to static scale building, highway poles and bases.
One-time start-up fees paid to ES admin15.0
(2004)
Per state (e.g., PrePass or Norpass).
Supplies and materials for ES outreach and publicity0.5 - 2.0
(2004)
Per state.
ES software purchased off the shelf0.5 - 4.0
(2004)
Per state.
State employee labor for ES software development12.0 - 29.0
(2004)
Per state.
State employee labor for new ES hardware configuration6.0 - 6.4
(2004)
Per state.
Contractor labor for ES software development185.0 - 188.0
(2004)
Per state.
Contractor labor for new ES hardware configuration130.0 - 189.0
(2004)
Per state.
Labor for existing (legacy) system interface29.0 - 30.0
(2004)
Per state, includes state employees, contractors, vendors.
Labor for training associated with ES system deployment3.6 - 20.0
(2004)
Per state.
Annual payments made to ES admin15.0
(2005)
Per state (e.g., PrePass or Norpass).
Annual maintenance cost for mainline WIM scale52.0 - 128.0
(2004)
Each. Depending on the functionality of the equipment being maintained, the cost could be much higher or much lower than the range shown.
Annual maintenance cost for sorter-lane WIM scale for ES10.0 - 36.0
(2004)
Each.
Annual costs for marketing, outreach, publicity, etc.0.5 - 5.0
(2004)
Per state.
State employee annual labor for ES, higher-volume state50.0 - 167.0
(2004)
Per state, volume based on relative numbers of carriers, vehicles, and inspections.
State employee annual labor for ES, lower-volume state4.8 - 6.0
(2004)
Per state, volume based on relative numbers of carriers, vehicles, and inspections.
Other Unit Cost Elements----Summary values under development