Virtual Weigh Stations
Virtual Weigh Stations (VWS) are Weigh-In-Motion systems that provide vehicle records for enforcement, traffic surveillance and/or data collection in real-time over a computer network connection to a laptop, tablet, mobile device or workstation computer.
The use of an IRD VWS system benefits the transportation agency, the trucking industry, and the general public in many ways, including:
Protection of pavement and bridge structures against premature damage due to overweight vehicles
Policing of trucks on secondary roads attempting to bypass main inspection stations
Better identification of potential violators, leading to more efficient enforcement
Increased resources to focus on safety issues
Better data collection to improve road design
In this short video, Tom Der, IRD's Director of Sales, provides an overview of IRD's Virtual Weigh Stations.