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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Electronic Inspections Coming to New York

New York’s transportation department is making an investment in electronic truck inspection equipment, according to Heavy Duty Trucking.

A contract is expected to be awarded this fall in which cameras and in-road sensors will be put in along I-84 at the interchange with the state Thruway in Newburgh, near the city at the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. The rest are near Wallkill, the magazine reports.

Next year it’s set to be installed nearby the Alexander Hamilton Bridge in New York City as well as at the customs facility along I-87 near the border with Quebec. New York has already tested the system in Schodack, near Albany.

According to reports, cameras will record an image of each truck while the sensors will detect its weight. Overweight trucks will then be directed to enforcement officers.

The project is supported by the New York Motor Truck Association.