Idaho awards contract for new weigh-in-motion section of I-84 to Canadian company


DELCO, Idaho– International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD), a Quarterhill Inc. company, has been awarded a $2.2 million contract in Idaho to supply and install a Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) and electronic pre-clearance system on the Eastbound mainline to complete the westbound IRD system in New Idaho DOT Point of Entry (POE) installation on I-84 near Declo.

According to a press release, this will be the sixth WIM site that the IRD will deploy in Idaho.

“The purpose of the project is to complete the relocation of the Cotterel POE and provide a safer travel experience for all vehicles on the interstate system,” the press release reads. “In addition, the new port of entry location will facilitate more efficient trucking operations through the use of advanced weigh station automation and screening technologies. The updated systems will help the state more effectively meet federal compliance standards.

This system will weigh commercial vehicles at highway speeds ahead of the weigh station using IRD’s single load cell WIM scales and check for tire defects with the Classification and Anomaly System tires (TACS) of the IRD.

The system will also use an IRD-provided license plate reader and automatic vehicle identification system to verify vehicle identification information. These credentials will be matched against state and federal databases using IRD’s Electronic Commercial Vehicle Security Monitoring Platform. Commercial vehicles that violate weight or safety rules will be automatically notified to report for inspection at the POE weigh station by variable message signs.

During peak hours, weigh stations are often over capacity and are forced to close or allow trucks to bypass the weigh station until the queue at the station is cleared.

“By combining information from Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) with weight, the weigh station can focus on high-risk vehicles, allowing compliant carriers with good safety records to bypass the weigh station,” according to the press release. “Not only does this dramatically improve the efficiency of the weigh station, but it provides a significant benefit to the trucking industry by making roads safer and reducing wait times at weigh stations for compliant carriers, thereby reducing fuel costs and greenhouse gases (GHGs). emissions.

Rish Malhotra, CEO of IRD, said the project complements existing Idaho Department of Transportation deployments in Boise, Lewiston, Huetter, Inkom and Sage Junction that were previously installed by IRD,” said

“IRD’s systems have a proven track record of providing a safer experience for the traveling public in the state of Idaho,” Malhotra said. “By further expanding the state’s network of fully automated weigh stations, road users will benefit from highly efficient systems that reduce road delays and emissions for heavy truck operators while protecting road infrastructure. and public safety.”

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