System performance measurement is currently at the forefront of the national transportation discussion as transportation agencies at all
levels seek to monitor existing infrastructure, identify investment needs and quantify the costs and benefits of improvement.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Freight Management and Operations, through a research partnership with the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI),
has developed numerous performance measures for the nation's highway system through the Freight Performance Measures (FPM) initiative.
One element of the FPM initiative is a data processing tool that determines average operating speeds for trucks that travel on interstate highways; these averages are calculated using
confidential onboard data from several hundred thousand trucks. By accessing this system, transportation data analysts, researchers and other practitioners can determine where, when and how efficiently trucks
are moving on selected interstate highways.
A user must have an account to log into FPMweb. Users can request an account by clicking
on the "Request an Account" button, and filling out the required information in
the pop up window. The request will be submitted to the site administrator for
approval. If approved, the user will receive a data usage agreement from the
administrator which must be signed and returned before an account is created.
The user will then receive account information by email, providing access to
FPMweb through this page.
It should be noted that FPMweb is currently in a "limited user" phase and not all accounts will be immediately activated.