International Road Dynamics Inc. (USA) - International Road Dynamics Inc., a Quarterhill Inc. company, announced the award of a commercial vehicle systems maintenance and support services (MSS) contract from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The initial term of this agreement is for two years with renewal options for up to eight successive one-year periods. The purpose of this contract is to provide labor, materials, tooling, test equipment, and services required to maintain and provide state-of-the-art commercial vehicle enforcement solutions using weigh-in-motion (WIM) and other technologies to The Commonwealth of Virginia.
Virginia DMV currently has eleven active commercial vehicle enforcement mainline and ramp systems using IRD WIM and other technologies that are covered under this contract. These systems are located at the Suffolk, Bland, Carson, Alberta, Stephens City, Troutville, Dumfries, and Sandston weigh stations.
The mainline systems operate at highway speeds and screen commercial vehicles on Interstate, primary, or secondary roadways as they approach the inspection station. Vehicles are screened as they pass over in-road sensors, with those vehicles that are overweight or in violation of operating regulations being signaled to exit to the inspection station ramp; conversely, vehicles that are deemed to be compliant are signaled to bypass the inspection station.
The ramp systems operate at lower speeds and screen commercial vehicles at the entrance to the inspection station. Similar to mainline systems, vehicles are screened as they pass over in-road sensors and are signaled to either report to the inspection station or bypass and return to the mainline roadway.
Mr. Randy Hanson, IRD's President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “The Virginia DMV has been a long-term IRD customer committed to providing advanced technological solutions for commercial vehicle enforcement. Through our US-wide service network, IRD is able to provide timely support to Virginia to maintain the effectiveness of their commercial vehicle safety program. IRD is proud of our services team and their ability to provide high quality and timely support to statewide programs such as the one deployed in The Commonwealth of Virginia.”