Weighing at the Border
Of the nearly $612 billion of imports and exports exchanged between Mexico and the U.S. in 2018, more than 37 percent of the traffic passed through the Laredo Port of Entry in Laredo, Texas via crossings of the Rio Grande River. Four bridges comprise the Laredo International Bridge System and connect the city with Nuevo Laredo and Tamaulipas, Mexico, permitting the passage of over 6.7 million vehicles annually. The combined trade activity at three bridges in Laredo (two vehicular, one rail) ranks this city as the number-three customs district and the busiest land port in the United States.
Commercial vehicles at the Laredo locations are weighed on WIMs to ensure they comply with weight limits, tolling and automated inspection. Read more about how Intercomp worked with the City of Laredo to improve their system performance while maintaining rapid, accurate measurement of weight with a low cost of ownership.