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Williston Highway Patrol Trooper Neil Kent checks a truck carrying crude oil to see if it is overweight. Kent focuses about 60 percent of his time on truck enforcement in the Williston area.

FOTB: Trooper Kent protects oil field roads

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WILLISTON -- Trooper Neil Kent isn't afraid to take on the heavyweights.

Kent, stationed with the North Dakota Highway Patrol's Williston district, spends the bulk of his time monitoring the busy truck traffic and enforcing weight restrictions.


His job is important to maintaining the state's roads, which are designed to handle a certain amount of weight.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.