IDT reports savings of $3.5 million within the trucking industry after installing weigh-in sensors at four ports of entry in Idaho | Rig Hauler

IDT reports savings of $3.5 million within the trucking industry after installing weigh-in sensors at four ports of entry in Idaho

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IDT reports savings of $3.5 million within the trucking industry after installing weigh-in sensors at four ports of entry in Idaho Photo Credit: User:Fry1989

Recently, The Idaho Department of Transportation (IDT) published a report that said the trucking industry saved approximately $3.5 million from July 2016 to June 2017 as a result of the use of weigh-in-motion sensors across four ports of entry. Weigh-in-motion sensors are usually embedded in roads and record the weight of a passing vehicle. If the weight of any particular vehicle exceeds the maximum limit, drivers are notified via in-cab devices and are required to pull over. If the vehicle weight is within permitted limits, vehicles are allowed to pass. This saves about 5 minutes and $8.68 per bypass for commercial drivers.
The sensors were implemented at Huetter, Lewiston, East Boise and Inkom. The objective of installing these sensors is to improve safety and freight transportation.

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