Development and Deployment of a Remotely Controlled Weigh Station

Transportation of goods by truck continues to rise in Canada while much of the highway infrastructure is aging and agencies are pressed to control costs and improve efficiency of operations. Highway preservation must include not only maintenance and rehabilitation work, but also protection of the highway infrastructure from damage due to overloading. Through a joint funding arrangement, Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation has partnered with Transport Canada, Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation, and International Road Dynamics to develop and deploy a remote controlled weigh station on Saskatchewan Highway 14 near the Alberta border. The system allows the station to be operated from any remote location using an internet connection and a windows based operator interface. This paper presents the background and need for this type of application, the design considerations in developing the system, and the operation and deployment of the system.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 9 p.
  • Monograph Title: 2007 Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Transportation Association of Canada: Transportation - An Economic Enabler

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01098831
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: TAC
  • Created Date: May 7 2008 10:00AM