The Arizona Department of Transportation has expanded its use of technology that screens moving trucks for weight and identifying information. This system will now be operating at ADOT’s commercial ports of entry along I-10, I-40, and State Route 95 in Parker.
“This truck screening system will allow our officers to focus on the commercial vehicles that need our officers’ attention,” said Jeff Stanhope, deputy director for ADOT’s Enforcement and Compliance Division.
The technology includes weigh-in-motion sensors, cameras that are designed to read U.S. DOT numbers and license plates, and message signs. An additional feature at the Ehrenberg and San Simon ports of entry on I-10 also identifies commercial vehicles with tires that could be damaged or in need of repair.
The system will also track and store the size and weights of the commercial vehicles entering Arizona, data that will help the state make more informed decisions about the its highway system in the future.