City of Calgary purchases portable truck scales

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CALGARY, Alta. — The City of Calgary has purchased a new portable set of commercial vehicle weigh scales, which will be used to reduce the number of overweight trucks running the city’s roads.

The Calgary Police Service Truck Unit demonstrated the scales yesterday at the 6700 block of 16th Ave. N.E. The scales will enable the quick and efficient weighing of commercial vehicles, and save enforcement officers from redirecting suspect trucks to permanent weigh stations.

“Faster, more frequent and highly visible roadside inspections will also help encourage voluntary compliance,” says Blake Someret, Sgt. with the Calgary Police Service Truck Unit.

Ron Singer of Ron Singer Truck Lines volunteered to have his truck weighed for the demonstration. He’s also supportive of the initiative.

“More efficient inspection improves productivity for truckers and trucking companies,” he says.

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