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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Weigh Stations Source Of Revenue


According to a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Kentucky’s Transportation Center, Andrew Martin, automated weigh station technology can help generate serious revenue for state transportation and law enforcement agencies. 

This can be extremely valuable in 2019 as “traditional sources of transportation funding are decreasing, and cities, countries, and states are increasingly turning to alternate measures,” says Jaimee Lederman, a researcher at the University of California-Los Angeles’ Institute of Transportation Studies.

In fact, Andrew Martin says screening technologies such as PrePass and Drivewyze could bring in millions of dollars by helping auditors spot non-compliant carriers. Specifically, he says, “Automatic weigh station screening of commercial vehicles may guide state tax-enforcement agencies and generate revenues totalling $6.2 million per year.”

Martin adds that in Kentucky, auditors only sample a few trucks within the state. With the help of automatic technologies, auditors can get a better sense of the entire fleet population within a specific area.