Idaho Transportation Department installing tire sensors

The Idaho Transportation Department is installing damaged tire sensors at Idaho Ports of Entry.

A tire blowout on a semitruck traveling at highway speeds can be dangerous, even deadly.

As part of the Idaho Transportation Department’s ongoing commitment to safety, the agency will begin installing Tire Anomaly and Classification Systems at Ports of Entry around the state.

Ports of Entry inspect commercial vehicles and oversee their safe operation on Idaho roads.

The systems are installed in the road and screen semitruck tires for anomalies and damage.

Port employees can use the data to notify truck drivers of damaged or underinflated tires before they cause a safety problem.

The TAC installation at the East Boise Point of Entry in both directions will happen during the week of May 28.

The cost for all the new TAC systems combined is $1.2 million.

In 2022, the economic cost of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles in Idaho was over $627 million.