Any states to avoid during DOT week?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Kenworth6969, May 1, 2021.

  1. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    Omaha, NE
    So far from CA to Iowa scales closed and or just doing usual. Bet next week a different story
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  3. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    Washington, PA
    I-79 in PA from I-80 south to Washington. 2 of 3 open and busy. On 376 toll a trooper was doing a level 1 at the toll both.
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  4. Hulld

    Hulld Road Train Member

    Oct 19, 2015
    Upstate NY
    I 88 in Ny all open doing active inspections in the rain today.
    I 81 south in pa most were open but luckily for me they had to many customers to accept me so I got a bypass multiple times.
    I 81 Winchester VA scale closed but the Troutville scale was open but again gave me the bypass.
    Tomorrow I head south down 77 to NC I hope my brakes aren’t pouring smoke off them if I have to go in to the scale at the bottom of Fancy Gap lol
  5. mem

    mem Light Load Member

    Sep 25, 2015
    I20 texas at the 512 mm (east of Dallas) eb was inspecting about a dozen trucks. I got waved through this time.

    Stay the hell out of Texas this week.
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  6. Mototom

    Mototom Heavy Load Member

    May 7, 2019
    I81 TN mm 21 they’re sweet enough to bring everyone in when it’s a fustercluck low visibility I’m the rain storm and 4wheelers being stupid.
    But sure it’s all about safety
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  7. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

    Aug 18, 2007
    ~8600+' and loving it!
    North Dakota was wearing them out today. Probably 10 inspectors at EB Menoken (Bismarck), 2 each at WB Jamestown & West Fargo
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    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

    Jun 26, 2020
    South Texas
    Went from Scarborough, ME to Wilmington, NY today. Bypassed tolls. Pulled the Vermont Scenic Route 125 in 4th gear. 12% grade down the other side, followed by a shorter 15% grade. Bet I didn't see two cops all day.
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  9. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Kansas city,Mo
    Left Toronto Monday night and arrived in Dallas tonight. Only two open scales, both on i57. Illinois had trucks backed out onto the interstate at 9pm in a heavy rain, I wasn’t about to play “pin the truck on the ### of the other truck”. Missouri was rolling everyone across checking ground pressure. I haven’t seen a single inspection yet.
  10. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

    Sep 26, 2019
    Attitude is key. I’ve had a couple recent inspections. I’m always genuinely friendly and helpful. The last time the state trooper that did it found a light issue and plainly said, just fix it. He told me that he let me go because I didn’t give him attitude like often drivers do. He gave me a clean report.
  11. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

    Sep 1, 2017
    I80 Wyoming. This is the Twilight Zone.
    I got green light on my super windshield gizmo at both ends.
    I have never gotten that in Wyoming before. Always at least park. Bring in papers yadda yadda.
    I was looking around for Rod Serling.
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