Evaluation of the Percent of Overloaded Vehicles Receiving Proper Permits

Studies have shown that overloaded vehicles can be a detriment to highways. Industries that utilize overloaded vehicles are required to obtain permits to legally haul the loads. In West Virginia, indications are that many overloaded vehicles traveling the highways are not obtaining the proper permits. This can lead to damage to the infrastructure of the West Virginia Department of Highway's (WVDOH's) transportation system. This project will summarize the number and types of overweight permits that are issued as compared to the number of overweight trucks that are measured with the existing weigh-in-motions sensors.