Any states to avoid during DOT week?

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  1. Jaebo74

    Jaebo74 Medium Load Member

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    Columbus, GA at i-85 ain't doing much
     
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  3. kwswan

    kwswan Road Train Member

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    Brownsville TN looked normal today, maybe a little more active than normal at West Memphis. WB Alma was closed but they were having a party on the East bound side.
     
  4. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I went through MN, IA and into MO today.
    All the weight stations were closed.

    Are they still that worried about Covid?
     
  5. TokyoJoe

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    I was on US287S through Colorado yesterday and that one scale that is usually open was pretty busy with a few rough looking trucks in front of me going in but I got the bypass.

    Those trucks were behind me a few miles before the scale but I slowed down to 60-65 and they gladly all passed me just before the curve.

    Also there was a cop car sitting on the side of the road a couple miles before the scale. He must have been waiting for some trucks to try to sit it out.
     
  6. RDBG

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    EB scale after Windsor on the 401 was balls to the wall

    WB 96 by Fowlerville MI was closed. EB was clapping some serious cheeks trucks lined up for a quarter mile or more.

    New Buffalo WB was closed EB business as usual

    Indiana I 94 both sides locked up tighter than frog #####. Ghost town.

    Tinley Park IL the sign said open but everyone was blowing the scale and they weren't doing anything about it. Didn't notice the EB one.

    That's all I got so far.
     
  7. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Highly recommend carrying at least 1 length of air hose about 60-70 inches long and 2 hose ends if you know how to do it, brake lines are quick and easy to change and that can save your bacon if you blow a line in the middle of nowhere
     
  8. racemaxx24

    racemaxx24 Heavy Load Member

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    I’m on a short route but TN, NC, and SC haven’t been any bit busier than usual, scales or roadside. NC went on a tear the entire month of March it seemed so maybe they don’t care. TN will be on it hard next week if I was a betting man
     
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  9. racemaxx24

    racemaxx24 Heavy Load Member

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    On a side note, a DOT officer and a dump truck driver appeared to be fixing to throw fists at the Hendersonville NC scale on 26 yesterday evening. It was gone this morning so they either duked it out or the driver is in jail and his truck impounded lol
     
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  10. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Some people's kids! :rolleyes:
     
  11. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Another day, and they are all closed along I-70 in MO.
     
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