The transportation of weight in excess of federally established limits poses a serious threat to the nation's infrastructure of bridges and roads as well as the safety of other drivers. Weight stations allow the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section to concentrate its policing of commercial traffic in strategic locations along the state's most traveled highways.

Operating on a rotating schedule (rank and name)________________ , weight technicians perform inspections that are mandatory for all commercial drivers who pass through the department's jurisdiction on any given day. Weight restricted state and local bridges are monitored for violations. Trucks found damaging bridges are referred to the appropriate government agency for reimbursement of repair costs.

This spot-check design and roadside weight stations coupled with the substantial repercussions a weight violation can incur have proven to be strong motivation for companies to maintain their compliance with size and weight laws.