What Are Electronic IDs Proposed by FMCSA and How Does It Relate To Level 8 Inspections?

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What Are Electronic IDs Proposed by FMCSA and How Does It Relate To Level 8 Inspections?
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FMCSA is considering a rulemaking to require all CMVs operating in interstate commerce to have an electronic ID system capable of wirelessly communicating a unique ID number when queried by a Federal or State motor carrier safety enforcement personnel with a goal “to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the roadside inspection program by more fully enabling enforcement agencies to focus their efforts at high-risk carriers and drivers.” In other words, this effort would help Level 8 inspection to become feasible in order to catch unsafe or non-compliant carriers.
What is a Level 8 inspection and is this an overreach?