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IRD awarded commercial vehicle screening contract

First phase of deal with Oklahoma DOT worth US$5 million


November 9, 2011
by Purchasing b2b staff

SASKATOON: Saskatoon-based International Road Dynamics Inc (IRD) has won a contract by Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) to build, implement and maintain new port-of-entry (POE) electronic e-screening systems (EES) and virtual weigh stations (VWS) for commercial vehicles in Oklahoma. The first phase of the contract includes installations worth US$5 million. The initial contract period is one year with options to renew on an annual basis for another four years.

“These will be the first state-of-the art e-screening systems for commercial vehicles in Oklahoma, and we are pleased to have been awarded this very significant project,” said Terry Bergan, IRD’s president and CEO.

By using the technology, the ODOT and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), which will run the new POEs, will be able to  focus on potentially high-risk or non-compliant commercial vehicles, said IRD. The e-screening systems will help enforcement officers to increase the number of vehicles and drivers subject to full compliance verification. IRD will work with the state to develop, test, install, and maintain the systems.

The contract includes the supply and installation of IRD’s weigh-in-motion (WIM) and roadside operation credentialing (iROC) systems utilizing license plate reader (LPR) and USDOT reader technology, vehicle dimensioning, fully integrated static scale, video verification, vehicle movement compliance and operational software. These systems allow trucks whose weight, dimensions and credentials are compliant to bypass the POEs at highway speeds, thereby reducing how many trucks need to stop at the inspection stations.