Virtual Weigh Stations: The Business Case

Development of a new technology known as a Virtual Weigh Station (VWS) is currently underway in California. The VWS utilizes weigh-in-motion (WIM) sensors, located throughout the state, as tools for weight restriction enforcement. Caltrans Division of Traffic Operations traditionally has used these WIMs to provide data about traffic loads applied to California highway pavements. This report explores the idea of installing VWS in California and includes a literature survey and expert interviews, as well as an analysis of estimated pavement performance benefits from VWS.

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    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    University of California, Davis

    Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616

    University of California, Davis

    Pavement Research Center, One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA  United States  95616

    University of California, Berkeley

    Institute of Transportation Studies, Pavement Research Center
    1353 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804
  • Authors:
    • Santero, Nicholas J
    • Nokes, Willilam
    • Harvey, John T
  • Publication Date: 2005-6-6


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  • Accession Number: 01154630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCPRC-TM-2005-03
  • Created Date: Mar 8 2010 5:46PM