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Published October 23, 2012, 08:03 PM

Moorhead police worry that trucks are avoiding inspection

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- Moorhead Police say they're concerned about some of the truck traffic is passing through the city. They think some trucks go through town, to avoid inspection.

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- Moorhead Police say they're concerned about some of the truck traffic is passing through the city. They think some trucks go through town, to avoid inspection.

The police are now looking at new equipment and training to catch potential evaders.

Trucks are lined up waiting to pass through the weigh station on I-94 east of Moorhead. But some truckers have been avoiding this station according to the Moorhead Police.

Lt. Tory Jacobson/Moorhead Police: "Our patrol officers have seen commercial vehicles though out Moorhead and recognizing that there are weight restrictions. You know the obvious concerns we have there are with pavement in the city."

Previously on highway 10 on the east side of the city there was a weigh station that used to keep a check on the trucks that were passing through town.

But right now there's no way to check the weight of trucks passing through or the large number of beat haulers rolling down city streets and the police are asking the city council to allocate funds for a portable scale like this one.

Tory: "The vehicle can be driven up on to the scale with little pads that go under the tires and can insure that the axels have the proper weight."

The state police would also train the Moorhead PD on spotting safety violations on trucks as well.

The cost of the portable scale is around 3-thousand dollars.

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