Thu., Dec. 9, 2010
ITD’s testimony on ‘balancing needs’ raises hearing officer’s concern
Hearing officer Merlyn Clark said he has "some concerns about Mr. Frew's testimony about balancing, as opposed to primary concern for safety and convenience." ITD motor vehicles administrator Alan Frew testified yesterday that ITD balances all highway users' needs, including balancing the needs of those who want to transport over-legal loads against the needs of the traveling public. ITD regulations require the safety and convenience of the traveling public to be a primary consideration in granting permits for over-legal loads. But Clark said, "I can't rule on (just that). I've got a whole record, and that record is very extensive."