The conference organized by iWIM entitled "Overloading heavy vehicles - critical issues and solutions" was held on 3 July at the Parc Hotel in Peschiera del Garda. Thanks to the presence of speakers with different skills, the approximately 70 present had the opportunity to deepen some aspects related to the world of heavy vehicles.
The commander Ferdinando Longobardo of the Local Police of Lissone together with the Commander Girolamo Simonato of the Local Police of the Union of Municipalities Padua Northwest have dealt with some articles of the Traffic Law Code which concern overloaded vehicles, exceptional transport and transport in exceptional conditions (articles 10, 14, 61, 62 and 167). Fausto Minelli, Professor of the University of Brescia, illustrated the structural damage to overpasses, bridges and works of art caused by exceptional transport and overloaded vehicles.
Dr Paolo Armani, of the Research & Development department of iWIM, explained the correlation between axle overload and road pavement degradation; and has shown that the 10% reduction of overloaded vehicles extends the useful life of the pavement by 50% generating savings for road managers.
Some regulatory aspects have also been addressed. Dr. Alessandra Bendistinto, Business Development Manager of NMI Italia, illustrated the OIML R134 certification and the path followed by iWIM to obtain the international certificate for its dynamic weighing system. Inspector Benvenuto Alfano, Metric Office of the Trento Chamber of Commerce, helped to better understand some rules related to weight measuring instruments, their first verification and periodic checks; he also explained the path taken by iWIM up to obtaining the Ministerial Decree 196330 of 25 May 17 which approves the dynamic weighing system developed. Finally, a demonstration section of the dynamic weighing system.
From the data provided at each transit (total weight of the vehicles, single weight of the axle and axle, vehicle classification, etc.) to the method of use of the system for sanctioning purposes, since the dynamic weighing system is approved and fully similar to a static weighing with the The only difference is that the weight is detected with moving vehicles.