NJDOT to launch
new truck weigh station technology
NJPass System will allow
commercial truck fleets to bypass weigh stations
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the launch of new weigh station technology, NJPass, which allows pre-enrolled commercial truck fleets in New Jersey to bypass weigh stations.
The Department partnered with International Road Dynamics, Inc. (IRD) to develop a system that permits NJPass equipped vehicles to bypass the three inbound weigh stations in the state, located at I-78, I-80, and I-295. This will help save money on fuel and reduce drive times – a significant contributor to shipping costs - while reducing back-ups at weigh stations and improving highway safety.
“This system will help to improve the operation of New Jersey’s weigh stations by focusing on higher risk carriers and provide more efficient use of our limited New Jersey State Police resources,” said Paul Truban, NJDOT’s manager of the Bureau of Freight Planning and Services. The State Police Transportation Safety Bureau runs the New Jersey weigh stations.
Any trucking company can apply to enroll in the program. The New Jersey State Police will then be able to be more discriminatory in terms of which commercial carriers, vehicles and drivers are pulled into the weigh stations based on their credentials and history. Enrolling companies will pay an annual fee calculated by fleet numbers and the length of time the company elects to participate in the program.
NJPass is offered by IRD, which provides a variety of intelligent transportation systems, including virtual weigh stations and remotely controlled weigh stations.
Interested carriers can contact NJPass sales at 866-903-0333 or on the web at www.njpass.net.