The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has added high speed weighing motion moving weighbridges to the standard weigh bridge stations along the Mombasa-Malaba route, amid pressure from logistics stakeholders to reduce the number of stations in order to reduce traffic.
According to the national road safety, trucks can now travel through the northern corridor from Mombasa to any destination inside the country without being halted as long as they have reached or adhered to the established axel load limit.
Kennedy Ndugire, a senior engineer with KeNHA who works in the axel load control unit, says that the organization would resist pressure from some logistics companies that want weighbridges removed because overloading vehicles damage Kenyan roads.
The changes to the weigh stations come a few days after the Kenya Ports Authority recommended a reduction in the number of weigh bridges along the northern corridor from the current nine to at least three for transit goods in order to improve cargo movement.
The authority blamed the weigh bridges for causing unnecessary traffic jams and aggravating other road users.
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