NSM manufacturer Intercomp, the world’s largest manufacturer of portable vehicle weighing and measurement products, is proud to announce the purchase of vehicle weight enforcement scales by both by the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
NCTCOG purchased one hundred LP600 Low-Profile Scales which were delivered to 15 different city agencies within Texas in sets of four. NCTCOG issued a competitive RFP to purchase the portable Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) scales for the numerous enforcement agencies that are a part of the Council. The scales needed to be NTEP certified, durable, fit within the trunk of commercial vehicles, and comply with the Buy America Act. The successful contractor needed to provide references demonstrating field-proven reliability and the Council was looking for product training and a local provider for service and calibration.
In addition Texas DPS purchased a number of Intercomp’s AX900 Axle Scales directly from NSM. These were chosen for commercial vehicle enforcement because the scales are the lowest profile NTEP Class IIII certified axle scales available using fully electronic load cells and wireless communication. The AX900 facilitates rapid deployment and set up allowing agencies to quickly weigh large volumes of vehicles with a wide variety of axle groups, thereby expanding vehicle overload enforcement and roadside inspection beyond traditional permanent weigh stations.
“We are pleased to have been supplying our fully electronic portable scales to the state of Texas, both at the state and local level, for over thirty years,” explained Eric Peterson, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Intercomp. “Earlier this year, Texas set up state-run checkpoints to inspect commercial vehicles coming from Mexico in addition to those conducted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. These recent orders demonstrate how our technology and field-proven reliability support overload enforcement operations throughout the state of Texas”
A member of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance since 1998, Intercomp has a long-standing reputation as a dependable provider of accurate, rugged, and certified weighing equipment. In the 1980’s, Intercomp provided over 500 of the commercial vehicle enforcement market’s first digital wheel load scales to the Texas DPS, most of which remained in use for decades until the technology evolved into lower profile scales. Intercomp’s prominence in the industry, and product references from other enforcement organizations, led the agencies to select Intercomp’s LP600 scales and AX900 Axle Scales. Numerous departments report they have had no service issues while using the scales for many years.
Intercomp partnered with us to provide training and local support- including repair and calibration. Product training, which consisted of live vehicle weighing, detailed scale operation, and best practices, relied upon Intercomp and our thirty-plus years of experience serving Texas state and local law enforcement agencies.
NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered around the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. NCTCOG has over 230 member governments including 16 counties, numerous cities, school districts, and special districts.
About the Texas Department of Public Safety
The Texas Department of Public Safety employs over 80,000 local and state commissioned officers in Texas working for 2,768 different local and state law enforcement agencies in 254 counties.
Intercomp Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of portable weighing and measurement products. Headquartered in Medina, Minnesota, Intercomp is ISO 9001:2015 certified, with manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. The company serves customers in aerospace, transportation, automotive, agriculture, material handling and numerous other industries through a worldwide network of dealers.