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Truck tire anomaly sensors coming to Idaho ports of entry 

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Truck tire anomaly sensors are coming to ports of entry around the state of Idaho as part of a “proactive approach to safety” by the Idaho Transportation Department. 

The first Tire Anomaly and Classification Systems (TAC) were installed at the Declo Port of Entry in February 2023, where over 1,100 tire anomalies have been detected since the system was instated. 

The installation schedule for truck tire anomaly sensors at other Idaho Ports of Entry (POE) will be: 

  • Both directions of the East Boise POE on the week of May 28th. 
  • Both directions of the Lewiston POE the week of July 15th. 
  • Both directions of the Sage POE tentatively late July or early August (depending on other road construction in the area).
  • Both directions of the Huetter POE tentatively August (depending on other road construction in the area).
  • Inkom POE will see a phased installation starting with a southbound completion in June and northbound completion in 2025 during Inkom interchange construction. 

The total cost of the new TACs will amount to $1.2 million. 

“Installing TAC systems is a proactive approach to safety,” explained ITD Commercial Vehicle Services Manager Craig Roberts to the Idaho State Journal. “The driving public is much safer when commercial vehicles with tire issues are stopped to correct blowouts, flats or missing tires.”

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