Improper truck weights produce revenue for state regulators

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Just how many trucks are traveling across Oklahoma in violation of weight laws and other regulations?

According to a report given Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners this week, the total was more than 4,600 citations issued in the month of May.

Deputy General Counsel Darren Ferguson updated commissioners Wednesday indicating the 4,619 citations brought in $546,227 in revenue for the agency.

That’s out of more than 391,000 vehicles that crossed the weigh-in scales at the state’s ports of entry.

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Commissioners also appointed Transportation Division Director Mark Willingham to represent the commission on a State Task Force on Motor Carrier Regulation and Enforcement focusing on House Bill 2166.

“It has the potential to have a very important outcome,” said Commissioner Kim David prior to voting to approve Willingham’s appointment.