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Newfoundland Scales Changing Ways

ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. - The meaning of the flashing lights at the provincial scales in Newfoundland and Labrador will now be harmonized with the rest of the country.George Sweeney, Minister of government,...


ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. – The meaning of the flashing lights at the provincial scales in Newfoundland and Labrador will now be harmonized with the rest of the country.

George Sweeney, Minister of government, services and lands for Newfoundland and Labrador, has advised drivers of commercial vehicles to take note of the changes.

The change went into effect July 21, 2003. Prior to that date, a flashing light at the provincial scale facility meant the scale was closed and commercial vehicles may by-pass the scale. Now, the flashing light means the scale is open and commercial vehicles must enter the scale to be weighed and inspected.

“This change brings the use and meaning of the flashing light into conformity with the rest of Canada. The signs in advance of all weight scale sites will be changed to reflect this new process. Many truckers operating in Newfoundland and Labrador also travel to other provinces, making harmonization important to facilitate the streamlining of the trucking industry,” said Sweeney.

He extended his appreciation to Jon Summers and Wilbert Collins of the Newfoundland and Labrador Independent Truckers Association and to Gord Peddle of the Newfoundland and Labrador Carriers Association for bringing this issue to his attention.


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