Weighing the Options

Overloaded trucks cause rapid wear to road surfaces and sub-bases, as well as structural damage to bridges. The frequency of overloaded vehicles can be reduced through the use of advanced weigh-in-motion systems. This article describes the features of these weigh-in-motion systems and discusses the international market for such technology. A typical system quickly collects driver and vehicle data as well as product description, loading point and weight information through a vehicle detection and identification package. Portable weigh-in-motion systems are also a popular option. Although advanced weigh-in-motion systems are common in the UK, the market is rapidly expanding to South East Asia, Latin, America, Africa and the Middle East.

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  • Accession Number: 01013305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 18 2005 11:13PM