Thanks to weigh-in-motion system at Inkom POE, commercial trucks bypassing port are saving both hours and dollars          

The weigh-in-motion (WIM) system installed in February at the Inkom Port of Entry on Interstate 15 in southeast Idaho is already saving significant time and money.

Trucks bypassing the port save five minutes of time on average, and almost a half a gallon of fuel. This amounts to a cost savings of about $8.68 per bypass.

“The Inkom project is an outstanding example of how the department is meeting its mission to improve safety, mobility and economic opportunity for Idaho and the nation,” Reymundo Rodriguez, DMV Compliance Manager, said.

The system allows commercial trucks that meet state size and weight limits to bypass weigh stations at highway speeds. It is estimated that 50 to 60 percent of commercial truck traffic will be able to bypass the Inkom port.

Vehicles bypassing Ports of Entry facilities save drivers and companies valuable time on the road, thereby reducing fuel and operating costs while increasing productivity. Vehicles that bypass also benefit the state and everyone who uses the highways by reducing congestion around weigh stations and enabling inspectors at the port to focus their efforts on carriers that demand the most attention.

It's a similar story statewide: in the four Idaho locations where WIM technology has been installed, commercial trucks have saved an estimated 30,000 hours and more than $1.7 million for the industry by bypassing the ports.

Published 08-03-17