Saskatoon, Canada – International Road Dynamics (IRD) has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Virginia Department of Motor Carriers (DMV) to supply, install, and maintain a mainline weigh-in-motion (WIM) and automated vehicle identification (AVI) weigh enforcement pre-screening system. The project is valued at approximately CAD$1,306,000 and is scheduled for completion by December the 31st, 2008.
The contract includes the supply and installation of WIM equipment at the Sandston weight enforcement facility located on I-64 near Richmond. The system will allow prescreening of commercial trucks in the main lanes of this Interstate at highway speed, as well as tracking and routing vehicles safely through the weigh station. The contract includes maintenance, service and support for the system for a period of three years.
The project is the result of IRD’s commitment to the US commercial vehicle operations market, and is the continuation of previous successful installations of similar systems within the state of Virginia. IRD has provided all of the WIM / AVI pre-screening systems installed in Virginia to date, which includes the Suffolk, Bland, Carson, Alberta, Dumfries, Stephens City, and Troutville locations.
This deployment will include the supply and installation of IRD’s patented single load cell WIM scales, video verification system, vehicle movement compliance system, and operational software. The system will allow trucks that meet size and weight limits to bypass the facility at highway speeds, thereby reducing the number of trucks that are required to stop at the inspection stations and in turn decrease fuel consumption and emissions.
Mr Terry Bergan, IRD’s president and CEO, stated: “IRD continues to be the WIM systems leader for commercial vehicles operations in the United States. This latest Virginia contract is an excellent example of how we are transforming infrastructure projects in the US and around the world by making them more efficient and cost-effective. The long-term maintenance and service component included in the contract will add to our already substantial stream of recurring revenues.”