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Idaho to deploy weigh-in-motion, tire check tech at I-84 weigh station

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The state of Idaho has plans to add new commercial vehicle compliance technology at a weigh station near Declo, Idaho.

According to a June 20 press release, the new technology will be installed at the eastbound I-84 weigh station near Declo. The westbound I-84 weigh station in the same area is already outfitted with the technology.

The new technology will include a Weigh-in-Motion system that can weigh a commercial vehicle traveling at highway speeds as well as check the vehicle’s credentials using license plate readers and an automated vehicle identification system.

The system will also be able to identify commercial vehicles with flat, missing, or under-inflated tires.

If the system identifies a truck with a violation, it will use electronic signage to direct the truck into the port-of-entry weigh station.

“During peak times, weigh stations often exceed capacity and are forced to close or allow trucks to bypass the weigh station until the lineup at the station is cleared. By combining Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (“CVISN”) information with the weight, the weigh station can focus on high-risk vehicles, allowing compliant carriers with good safety records to bypass the weigh station. Not only does this greatly improve the effectiveness of the weigh station, but it provides a considerable benefit to the trucking industry by making the roadways safer and reducing wait times at weigh stations for compliant carriers, thus reducing fuel costs and greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions,” said tech provider International Road Dynamics Inc. in a news release

Similar technology is already in use at five other sites in Idaho.

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