DOT Scale Skippin’

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  1. 50WT

    50WT Light Load Member

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    "I'm with the government, I'm here to help you"
    My ancestors are native American, we've heard this before.
     
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  3. wore out

    wore out Numbered Classic

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    All night flights burnin cow truck lights.......pavement sniffers won’t do any better pulling a parachute lol. In short it’s not so much the hood as miles in a 7 day span
     
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  4. supergreatguy

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    just hope they’re paying you well!
     
  5. striker

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    Who knows if they will actually reopen Platteville, they recently put in all new pre-pass equipment, but that scale has been closed except for the ultra rare portable for close to ten years. S.B. at Ft Collins built a temporary covered inspection area a number of years ago, all the nuke loads for CAST and others going to NM are inspected before they are allowed to roll SB, the inspectors got tired of getting wet, so the state built that cover for them, now it's a permanent structure. It's unknown when or if they will improve EB 70 at Downieville, realistically, they should close the WB scale, relocate and enlarge the EB scale and step up enforcement. By the time a truck hits WB Downieville, they've most likely gone through at least 1 other scale.
     
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  6. pete781693

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    Those who know, know; those who don’t, don’t.
     
  7. supergreatguy

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    you right g
     
  8. jamespmack

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    A chase is a race. Oh wait, thats street racing.

    I enjoyed playing cops and robbers as a kid, and get to it as a adult for a living.

    Not guilty till found guilty.
     
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  9. bentstrider83

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    Ten years now? Granted I've been only on this dedicated run since July '20. But all that equipment seemed much newer than that. Interesting notes about the nuke loads. Wondered how often those things got inspected during a single trip. I mean they're giving off some level of readings all the time.

    Downieville is the name of that scale? I always thought of those as the "mountain scales". Never been up that way in over a decade either.
     
  10. striker

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    The pre-pass equipment is new, withing the last 18 months, I haven't been up there in 3 months, but the building and scales have been closed for ten yrs.
     
  11. teams567

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    Yep. Diesel prices are going higher. $10 minimum soon.

    Changes are coming. It's called hyperinflation.
     
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