SALISBURY, N.B. — The New Brunswick Climate Action Fund (NBCAF) has funded the installion of a weigh-in-motion system at the eastbound Salisbury scales, which will weigh transport trucks at highway speeds.
The $500,000 investment will reduce fuel consumed by trucks by allowing the majority of them to pass by the scale without slowing down. It’s expected the weigh-in-motion system will save 4,000 tonnes of greenhous gas emissions each year.
“This project is consistent with the commitments made in theNew Brunswick Climate Change Action Plan (NBCCAP) and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by the transportation industry in the province,” said Natural Resources Minister, Wally Stiles. “Investments such as this will ensure that New Brunswick continues to be a promoter of environmental sustainability, which we must achieve to remain positioned to be self-sufficient by 2026.”
Weigh-in-motion systems are already deployed at Longs Creek, Deerwood, Waweig and Salisbury west.
The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association was naturally pleased with the investment.
“The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) and the trucking industry are very pleased with today’s announcement,” said Jean-Marc Picard, executive director, APTA. “Our carriers are always very conscientious when it comes to the environment, and they are continuously focusing their efforts on how they can save fuel and reduce GHG emissions. Initiatives such as this one are always great news for the industry.”
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