Record Overload Violations | VideoJenny Castro | 9/19/2012
Captain Gary Orluck says that the northwest region of North Dakota has seen a tremendous increase in the violations. Compared to last year, the fees acquired from the northwest region has been a 112 percent increase.
"It does hurt them in the pocket book when they do get an overload and it is worth it for us to be out here to protect the highways and the fees collected go part-way into re-fixing the roadways, but we`re using them more as a deterrent.Ē
More troopers have been relocated to western North Dakota where 14 of the patrol`s 22 motor carrier troopers are stationed.