Nlex Corp. said on Monday it has set up more weighbridge stations for truckers entering its three expressways to help them comply with the government’s anti-overloading policy.
The company said motorists entering the North Luzon Expressway (Nlex), the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (Sctex), and the Nlex Connector may now use the new weighbridge stations in SCTEX Porac, Pampanga and Concepcion, Tarlac.
The privately-owned ACB Truck Scale Services weighbridge in Dinalupihan, Bataan has also been opened to all trucks from Monday to Sunday.
“Nlex is also eyeing to open more stations in the coming months to further promote safety and convenience. These locations will be in Sctex Floridablanca and Dinalupihan, and Nlex Marilao, Mindanao, and Karuhatan,” the company said in a statement. According to the company, the new weighbridge stations aim to promote motorist safety and prevent the early deterioration of roads caused by overloading. Republic Act 8794 prohibits overloading on motor vehicles. Nlex Corp. said it is “strictly enforcing” the law, implementing a 33-ton weight limit on the Candaba Viaduct southbound.
Apart from the new weighbridge stations, there are 12 existing locations along the entire stretch of Nlex and 4 satellite locations in partnership with private firms. These private stations are the TAG Metal Weighbridge in Ninoy Aquino Highway, Bgy. Sta Maria, Mabalacat, Pampanga; Clark Development Corp. Weighbridge in Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, Pampanga; Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. Weighbridge in San Bernardino Road, Subic Port District, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales; and Mega Subic Terminal Services, Inc. weighbridge in NSD Compound, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales.
“Having these weighbridge sites in place will help reduce overloading incidents which threaten the safety of motorists as extra load may affect the driver’s control of the vehicle. This will also protect roads from further damage and improve the efficient movement of cargoes.”