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Idaho installing tire sensors in at Idaho ports of entry

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Idaho installing tire sensors in at Idaho ports of entry
(Courtesy: Idaho Department of Transportation.)

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Department of Transportation (ITD) is installing Tire Anomaly and Classification (TAC) Systems at ports of entry (POE) across the state.

“The installation of TAC systems represents a proactive step towards enhancing safety,” said Craig Roberts, ITD commercial vehicle services manager. “This initiative significantly enhances the safety of the driving public by promptly identifying and addressing tire issues in commercial vehicles, thereby preventing potential blowouts, flats or missing tires.”

Ports inspect commercial vehicles to ensure they safety operations on Idaho roads.

The TAC systems are installed inside the roads and screen the tires of semi-trucks for anomalies and damage. Port employees then use the TAC data to notify truck drivers with problematic tires.

The first TAC system was installed at the Declo POE in February 2023. Since then, more than 1,100 tire anomalies have been detected.

The TAC installation schedule is as follows:

  • East Boise POE in both directions, week of May 28.
  • Lewiston POE in both directions, week of July 15.
  • Sage POE in both directions, tentatively late July or early August depending on other road construction in the area.
  • Huetter POE in both directions, tentatively August, depending on other road construction in the area.
  • Inkom POE will have a phased installation. Southbound is to be completed in June. Northbound is to be completed next year during work on the Inkom interchange.

The cost for all the new TAC systems combined is $1.2 million.

In 2022, the economic cost of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles in Idaho was more than $627 million.

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Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Erica N. Guy decided to stay in her hometown to begin her professional career in journalism. Since obtaining her bachelor's degree from UAPB, Erica has professionally written for several publications about several topics ranging from lifestyle, tech, culture, and entertainment, just to name a few. Continuing her love for her hometown, she joined our team in June 2023, where she is currently a staff writer. Her career goals include continuing storytelling through her writing by being the best professional writer she can be. In her spare time, Erica enjoys trying new foods, cozying up with a good book, spending time with family and friends, and establishing herself as a future businesswoman.
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