Virtual Weigh Station Demonstration Project in Minnesota

This project was built upon the Minnesota Statewide Commercial Vehicle Weight Compliance Strategic Plan (2005) goal to preserve Minnesota’s infrastructure by minimizing damage from overweight trucks. A primary focus of the project was building a Virtual Weigh Station “starter” system at a reasonable cost and within a short time frame. This was accomplished by using current Weigh in Motion (WIM) scales and applications for weight enforcement purposes. The project began by documenting appropriate inspection areas for each WIM site. The scale data was then processed in new ways to create performance measures for tracking progress and for real time enforcement screening. Also, a variety of WIM controllers were demonstrated to find competitive products suitable for Mn/DOT’s needs. Finally, the use of digital imaging and dynamic feedback technologies were investigated as potential new tools.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01146183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 2009 1:10PM