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Newfoundland changes scale procedure

ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. -- George Sweeney, minister of government, services and lands for Newfoundland and Labrador, is a...


ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. — George Sweeney, minister of government, services and lands for Newfoundland and Labrador, is advising the owners and operators of commercial vehicles of a change in the meaning of the flashing lights at the provincial weight scales.

In the past, a flashing light at the provincial scale facility meant the scale was closed and commercial vehicles may by-pass the scale. As of July 21, 2003, the flashing light means the scale is open for business and commercial vehicles must enter the scale to be weighted 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," 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.

"The continuance of a strong working relationship between government and industry promotes good governance. 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.

Atlantic Report


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