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February: Talking Freight Webinar – Registration Open

February 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

Registration for February Talking Freight webinar now available (Technology in Truck Size & Weight Enforcement)

Date/Time: February 16, 2021 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET (12:00 – 1:30 pm CST)

Topic: The Future of Technology in Truck Size and Weight Enforcement

Registration: https://usdot.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_vOxg2PsyTseSK2EiUDy_bQ

Note: We’re transitioning to a new webinar format (Zoom is replacing Adobe Connect) and Zoom only allows shorter webinar summaries.  Part of the webinar summary in the link above was cut off.  We’re in the process of replacing what is shown in the registration link with a shorter summary; that summary should be shown in the link soon.  The longer, more comprehensive summary is shown in the webinar announcement below.

Description and Presentations: Truck travel continues to increase, putting additional pressure on commercial motor vehicle enforcement personnel monitoring compliance with Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Size & Weight laws and regulations set by federal and state governments.  This truck volume growth is heightening the interest in the CMV enforcement community in pursuing the integration of enforcement technologies into their CMV enforcement programs.  Both public sector governments and private sector companies are taking steps to enhance their development and use of CMV enforcement technologies.  In the public sector, State Departments of Transportation are actively pursuing and deploying enforcement technologies to support their programs.  On the private sector side, various companies are offering technology-based enforcement packages supporting CMV Size & Weight compliance determinations.

This webinar will discuss what enforcement technologies two states, Florida and Montana, currently have in place and in development and review their future needs that would help in advancing their enforcement programs.  The webinar will also talk about what technologies two private companies, International Road Dynamics and Kistler Corporation, currently have available and what kinds of enforcement technology innovations will be developed in the next five to ten years.


Both Tom Kearney at FHWA and Tom Kelly at FMCSA will open the session with remarks on the importance of automated enforcement in today’s high truck travel environment.

Florida DOT Commercial Motor Vehicle Technology Deployment Overview

This presentation will provide an overview of Florida DOT’s latest efforts into deploying the technology tools used in operating the State’s CMV enforcement program.


  • Paul Clark, Florida Department of Transportation, Statewide Scale Operations Manager

Montana DOT Commercial Motor Vehicle Technology Deployment Discussion

This presentation will examine what Montana’s Motor Carrier Services office is doing to enhance their technology tools for their CMV enforcement program.  It will also discuss what additions would benefit to the State enforcement community in development and deployment of new technologies.


  • Mike Poole, Montana Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Services, Research Analyst

Private Sector Perspective on Developing Automated Enforcement Tools

This presentation will discuss how one private company that has developed enforcement programs for various governments around the world is currently considering strategic approaches to better bundle their automated tools to construct highly effective CMV enforcement services to better serve their customers.


  • Rish Malhotra, International Roadway Dynamics President and CEO
  • Peter Fedechko, International Road Dynamics, Vice President North American Sales
  • Ian Barrett, International Road Dynamics, Acting Commercial Vehicle Operations Product Manager

Private Sector Perspective on Deploying Weigh-in-Motion Technologies

This presentation will talk about how one private company that over the past several decades has assisted various public sector agencies deploy Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) technologies is working to advance the state-of-practice in automated enforcement applications.  The speakers will share their thoughts regarding how the WIM landscape may look in the next 5-10 years.


  • Jess Helmlinger, Kistler Corporation, Business Unit Traffic Solutions Business Development Manager


If you have not yet participated in Talking Freight, I encourage you to do so. These monthly seminars, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, are held via web conference, which means that you view the PowerPoint presentations over the Internet while listening to the presenters over your computer or the telephone. There is no cost involved and you do not have to leave your desk to participate. More information about Talking Freight is available at http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/fpd/talking_freight/index.htm Links to past presentations and recordings are available on http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/freightplanning/talking.htm.

Talking Freight seminars are eligible for 1.5 AICP Certification Maintenance Credits (for AICP members). In order to receive credit, you must attend the full seminar and login to the seminar with your full name or type your full name into the chat area during the seminar if you are in a room with a group of people. Visit the AICP web site for more information about AICP Certification Maintenance Credits.

In addition, those who are interested can obtain a certificate for 1.5 PDH hours.

If you have any questions about the webinar content, please contact Chip Millard, FHWA Freight Office, at 202-366-4415 or chip.millard@dot.gov. If you have any questions about the technology aspects of the webinar,please contact Jennifer Symoun, Toxcel, 703-754-0248Jennifer.symoun@toxcel.com.


February 16, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST