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Thursday , 20 June 2024

IRD Inc delivers customised weight enforcement solution for Washington DOT

A customised weight enforcement and commercial vehicle inspection station built by IRD Inc for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) was opened for operations recently. The station is located at the Spokane Port-of-Entry (POE) on the I-90 interstate. This is the twelfth weight enforcement site in Washington for which IRD has supplied components and systems. The customised solution integrates vehicle identification, screening of vehicles’ credentials and data collection. It uses a wide range of components such as the Single Load Cell, IRD-PAT Bending Plate Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Scales, AVI (Automatic Vehicle Identification), Tracking Sensors, Over-height Detection, Variable Message Signs (VMS), Changeable Message Signs (CMS), Side View Enforcement Cameras and Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPR) with Optical Character Recognition (OCR). The station enables authorities to focus more on high risk vehicles, especially at busy times when weigh stations are overloaded, allowing carriers with good safety records and weight compliant trucks to bypass the weigh station. For the trucking industry it reduces wait times at weigh stations, thereby reducing fuel bills and emissions.


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