If you drive through Idaho’s Inkom Point of Entry scale on I-15 in the southeastern part of the state will find a new weigh-in-motion/automatic vehicle identification system has been installed.
The Idaho Transportation Department said the new system will allow trucks that meet size and weight requirements to bypass the scale. ITD said more than half the trucks passing through the system at highway speeds will get a green light and be allowed to drive on. Drivers will get a red light if anything shows up to be illegal, or for a random inspection.
As a truck approaches the scale, censors in the road will register the vehicle’s weight and axle configuration, and it will verify that the truck is running at legal weight, height and length. The vehicle identification system checks the truck’s safety rating and credentials.