In preparation for changes in pavement design methodologies and to begin to assess the effectiveness of the weigh-in-motion (WIM) system in Utah, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) contracted with a Brigham Young University (BYU) research team to conduct an evaluation of their commercial motor vehicle (CMV) data collection system statewide. The objective of this research was to evaluate the CMV data collection program in the state of Utah and to make limited recommendations for potential improvements and changes that will aid in more detailed and accurate CMV data collection across the state. To accomplish the research objectives, several tasks were conducted, including: 1) a review of literature to establish the state-of-the-practice for CMV monitoring, 2) collection of WIM data for the state of Utah, 3) analysis of the collected WIM data, 4) development of a calibration methodology for use in the state, and 5) presentation of recommendations and conclusions based on the research. The analysis of collected WIM data indicated that the CMV data collection system in the state of Utah currently produces data consistent with expectations with a few exceptions. Recommendations for improvements to the CMV data collection system come in the form of a proposed calibration methodology that is in line with current standards and the practices in other states. The proposed calibration methodology includes calibration, verification, and a quality assurance programs.



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Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Civil and Environmental Engineering



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Weigh-in-Motion, commercial motor vehicles, calibration, verification