The New Jersey government may have a budget crisis, but, for truckers, it’s business as usual.
Many of the state’s government offices will be shut down until the state legislature finalizes a budget, but the state police will be in operation.
According to Captain Al DellaFave of the New Jersey State Police, truck weigh stations will be operating under normal procedures. “The weigh stations are run by the state police, so they won’t be affected,” he said.
Atlantic City casinos are closed because gaming officials are not working. State lottery, construction, motor vehicle offices and maintenance for hospitals, parks and beaches will be affected. Paychecks for state employees are not being written and courts are not in session. But the truck weigh stations, according to state police, will be running normal hours.
Generally, the only active truck scales in New Jersey are on I-78 Eastbound in Bloomsbury and I-295 Northbound at Carney’s Point.