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$34.3 million CMV inspection station opens with weigh-in-motion, automatic vehicle identification, truck parking

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Canadian transportation officials opened a new commercial vehicle inspection station this week.

On Thursday, June 13, BC Transportation and Infrastructure opened a new commercial vehicle inspection station off Highway 16 in northwestern B.C., east of Terrace.

The cost of the new facility is $34.3 million.

The inspection station is equipped with several different types of commercial vehicle enforcement technology, including over-height detectors, automatic vehicle identification (AVI) and weigh-in-motion (WIM) technology, and tire anomaly detectors.

Other amenities include “rest-area toilets,” five short-term truck parking spaces, ten overnight truck parking spaces, refrigeration unit plug-ins, Wi-Fi, and oversized vehicle staging.

“This new inspection station means commercial transport operators now have a clean and safe place to rest, and people in the northern region can get the goods and supplies they need,” said Rob Fleming, B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “It means safer roads for everyone.”

“The opening of this new facility will significantly enhance mobility for both local and long-haul commercial drivers,” said Pablo Rodriguez, federal Minister of Transport. “It will improve supply chain efficiency, reduce traffic disruptions and improve driver safety along the important Highway 16 trade corridor in British Columbia.”

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