weigh station?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by homesick, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. homesick

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    what are the beams on i40 in nm.some say x ray some say it checks brake temps
     
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    It won't be for just checking brake temps.

    IR screens are not very big at all. A simple 6x8 lens will do the job.

    What they are exactly, I can not tell you. They use so many varieties now. Some are sonic, some x-ray, some sniff, some simply detect radiation. While some do it all.
     
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    just wondering i never saw that anywhere else
     
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    So, you don't get into KY too much then?

    You'll see all kinds of toys there :D
     
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    There is enough gear mounted on those poles in NM to tell what you had for dinner.
     
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    Very true LOL

    But...not the case as it seems. The most recent complaint from DHS, a driver could smuggle a bomb under his feet. It appears they delay the scan until your body has passed the machines.

    Which I find pretty unbelievable, since most trucks pass through the thing at a pretty fast clip. It's going to take somebody quick on the trigger watching that thing, if true.
     
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    So, they let the driver go by, and fry the guy in the sleeper with sonic rays.
     
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    Hell I guess so LOL :biggrin_2555:
     
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    I wondered why my hands were glowing in the dark.
     
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    this is a point of contention with me. I spent 7 years working with MRI, x-ray and ct scanners. I've had enough radiation for the rest of my life and I don't much appreciate being clasted every time I cross a scale. Plus I imagine they are using some rather high levels as well.

    On another note though they have those scanners tuned so fast they could scan the black on a barcode and not the spaces between them at 30mph if the operator is good enough
     
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