Transponder & weigh station e-screening

E-screening helps safe and legal carriers bypass weigh stations by identifying, weighing, and checking commercial vehicles for violations as they drive. This helps enforcement target high-risk carriers.

Bypass green light for transponder equipped trucks bypassing the weigh stations

The green light to bypass a weigh
station for commercial vehicles equipped
with a transponder.

Find out how to purchase a transponder for a commercial vehicle, which allows the vehicle to be electronically screened and enables the driver to bypass weigh stations.

Learn how to register, update, transfer or add a transponder for your commercial vehicle.

Learn about the transponder program, which allows commercial vehicles to bypass weigh stations by electronically verifying the legal weight, safety rating, and credentials as the commercial vehicle continues down the road at freeway speeds.

Find technical support and answers to your questions about transponders, including troubleshooting tips and other helpful information.

Find out how we're using technology to improve commercial vehicle safety for more than 33,000 trucking companies with more than 245,000 transponder-equipped vehicles.

Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.