New Oklahoma bills address Oklahoma’s ports of entry and truck inspection procedures.
House Bill 2250 will allow trucks being weighted by portable scales to move to a flatter location within a 2 mile radius of the original stop.
House Bill 1952 will allow Oklahoma Corporate Commission officers to operate in a 7-mile radius of their designated post facility. Additionally, the bill will prohibit truck drivers and carriers who receive a citation to receive a second citation for the same violation on the same day the original citation was given.
Additional bills will affect the ports of entry. The first bill designates that $51 million will go to finish Oklahoma’s new, state-of-the-art facilities. The facilities are scheduled to be open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. The four-year plan will also delegate fuel tax funds to be used for the completion of the weigh stations. The stations are expected to cost $81 million.
“‘These ports of entry not only expedite permitting for the trucking industry, making business run more efficiently, the system also helps to keep drivers safe and protect our continued investment in our state’s infrastructure,’ Gov. Mary Fallin said in prior remarks,” Land Line Magazine reported.
The facilities will be staffed by the Oklahoma Corporate Commission and state troopers.
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