International Road Dynamics (IRD) announced today the award of a USD $2,623,703 contract from the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). Under this contract, IRD will supply and install a two-sided mainline weigh-in-motion (WIM) and electronic pre-clearance system on Interstate 15 at the Inkom Port of Entry. The contract includes a two-year equipment, software, and database maintenance provision to commence upon completion of the system’s installation.
This system will weigh and measure commercial vehicles at highway speeds upstream of the weigh station using IRD’s single load cell (SLC) WIM scales. The system will also use an IRD supplied license plate reader (LPR) and automated vehicle identification (AVI) system in conjunction with the WIM to check vehicle credentials. This credentialling information will be screened using IRD’s Intelligent Roadside Operations Computer (iROC).
During peak times, weigh stations often exceed capacity and are forced to close or allow commercial vehicles to bypass the weigh station until the back-log of trucks is cleared. By combining Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) information with the weight, the weigh station can focus on high risk vehicles, allowing compliant carriers with good safety records to bypass the weigh station.
Not only does this greatly improve the effectiveness of the weigh station, but it provides a considerable benefit to the trucking industry by reducing wait times at weigh stations for compliant carriers thus reducing fuel costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Mr. Terry Bergan, IRD’s President and CEO stated: "This project complements the existing ITD deployments previously provided by IRD in Idaho by further expanding the state’s network of fully automated weigh station facilities. In addition, IRD will be providing our customer with a comprehensive maintenance package to ensure optimum system performance necessary for a successful safety and enforcement programme."