Canadian firm creates innovative truck inspection technology

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — A Canadian company is behind new technology being implemented in New York, that can read a truck’s weight at highway speed and direct overweight trucks into inspection stations.

Saskatchewan-based International Road Dynamics (IRD) created the new technology, and will have representatives on hand at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Plattsburgh, N.Y. today.

State officials say the new technology will help them efficiently monitor truck weights without pulling each truck off the highway, as only overweight or non-compliant vehicles are directed into the roadside inspection area.

IRD was awarded $420,000 for the system, and U.S. transportation officials hope more will be implemented throughout the state.

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