NLEX Corporation partners with 3 weighbridge stations, wants to tap more

NLEX Corporation's Anti-overloading drive

Truckers who will enter the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) may utilized some privately-owned weighbridge stations in Pampanga and Zambales as the NLEX Corporation partnered with firms in setting up truck scales to help companies meet the 33-ton weight limit at the Candaba Viaduct southbound.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the three weighbridge stations that the NLEX COrporation has partnered with?

    The toll operator's weighbridge partners are TAG Metal Weighbridge in Ninoy Aquino Highway in Barangay Sta Maria, Mabalacat, Pampanga; Clark Development Corporation (CDC) Weighbridge in Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, Pampanga; and Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation (SBITC) Weighbridge in San Bernardino Road, Subic Port District, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales.
  • What is the importance of using the aforementioned weighbridge stations?

    According to NLEX Corporation, the weighbridge stations will help reduce overloading incidents that will protect roads from damage as well as enhance efficiency on the movement of cargoes by bringing the weighing activity closer to the source.
  • The toll operator identified the stations as TAG Metal Weighbridge in Ninoy Aquino Highway (Mabalacat-Magalang Road beside the Sta. Ines Interchange) in Barangay Sta Maria, Mabalacat, Pampanga; Clark Development Corporation (CDC) Weighbridge in Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, Pampanga; and Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation (SBITC) Weighbridge in San Bernardino Road, Subic Port District, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales.

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    The weighbridge in TAG Metal in Mabalacat is open to all trucks from Monday to Saturday, 4 a.m. until 10 p.m. and requires P300 fee. The fee will go directly to TAG Metal.

    Meanwhile, the CDC Weighbridge is free and exclusive for Clark locators from Monday to Friday except holidays, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Lastly, the SBITC Weighbridge, which operates 24 hours a day and seven days a week, is only available for SBITC clients and fee is included in the tariff.

    NLEX Candaba Viaduct

    According to NLEX Corporation, the initiative is to help ease the day-to-day operations of manufacturing and industrial companies and address the concerns of stakeholders in the business sector who are affected by the restrictions at the Candaba Viaduct while ensuring everyone’s safety.

    Further, the company mentioned that the weighbridge stations will help reduce overloading incidents to mitigate road road damage as well as enhance efficiency on the movement of cargoes by bringing the weighing activity closer to the source.

    “Instead of lining up at NLEX-SCTEX interchanges, trucks can be weighed closer to their respective bases and if ever they go beyond the weight limit, they can easily go back and adjust their load,” the NLEX Corporation explained.

    Moreover, the NLEX Corporation is still looking for additional weighbridge sites.

    The weight limit on the Candaba Viaduct, which is undergoing rehabilitation, stemmed from the study conducted by NLEX Corporation's engineering consultant AMH Philippines, citing aging, fatigue, and continuous heavy loads as causes of the structural defects of the bridge.

    The five-kilometer bridge has been serving as a vital transport link, enabling the efficient delivery of goods and services between Metro Manila and the provinces in Central and North Luzon.

    Photos from NLEX Corporation

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