New technology aims to cut down on road damage

WASHINGTON STATE -- KEPR learned new technology could help Washington save money for road repairs.

Local weigh stations can now pinpoint a truck's weight as it travels down the road.

In just a few seconds, information is transmitted to state patrol.

Overloaded trucks can be stopped quickly, which prevents damage to the roads.

The state could eventually save millions of dollars in reduced road costs.

The changes have also helped the trucking industry.

As more companies follow weight regulations, shipping times have dropped.