Overweight vehicles beat up Sask. highways, cause safety concerns: auditor

Saskatchewan’s auditor says the government could be doing more to monitor overweight vehicles pounding provincial highways. (Associated Press)

By Stefani Langenegger, CBC News, June 7, 2017 

Judy Ferguson’s latest report suggests more robust monitoring of heavy trucks

Saskatchewan’s auditor says the government needs to do more to keep heavy trucks from beating up provincial highways.

The government estimates it spends at least $10 million each year to repair damage from overweight vehicles.

According to her latest report, released Tuesday, the auditor’s review found the ministry’s weigh scales were open for fewer hours than expected. Auditor Judy Ferguson said it is not clear whether enforcement of the rules is done in the highest risk areas.

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