Double Logs & Weigh Stations in California.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Leon Phelps III, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.......everyone has done it at least a time or two or 500......
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  3. gpsman

    gpsman Road Train Member

    Dec 10, 2013
    Can they? Yes. Your license plate is recorded if you go through a weigh station. They used to do it by hand, whether that duty has been taken over by machine/computer that provides automatic alert, I don't know, but it wouldn't surprise me. A buddy of mine tried to run 1000+ miles one day through CA w/a prepass, that didn't work. Cost him $400 and 8 hours OOS.

    The things to remember are, 1) You're better off with no log than a falsified log. 2) ANY crash you might be involved in is going to be at least attempted to be construed as your fault if you lack legal standing to be at the scene of the crash, at the time of the crash.

    If it's that important, I'd grab a plane and work out the details about the truck with the company.
  4. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill

    Jul 15, 2006
    El Chuco, Tejas
    I've never felt the need to run two logs. Granted I have rearranged my day on occasion to fit a longer that 14 hour day into the 14 hour window or driven home past my 70 but never run double books to drive 1000-1400 mile days. My body couldn't handle that.
  5. yessir

    yessir Medium Load Member

    Apr 17, 2013
    queens, ny
    Go right ahead and when you get caught i will see you at mc donalds when i go to their drive thru to get my food lol
  6. Mev

    Mev Road Train Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Probably don't want to mess with California,
    their fines are very high,plus it's not cool to break the law.
    Your essentially working harder for less overall when you cheat logs.
  7. Suptrkr

    Suptrkr Light Load Member

    Aug 28, 2012
    Bentonville, AR
    Is the risk worth the reward????
  8. BORNIN67

    BORNIN67 Bobtail Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    I think your wrong Emulsified CA,OR,and WA have always been connected as a former Californian and washingtonian now I live in Salem, OR just run I-5 for awhile they'll burn you for over your 11 they can see where you've been in all three states. Best thing to do is not run illegal it's not worth a few miles not hours.You can still fudge and be legal.
  9. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Yukon, OK
    Bummer that your codriver is MIA, that happens and it's not good. Always as a team you need to have the good sense to at least give your codriver notice if you are going to get off the truck.

    The best solution is to notify your company that your codriver is gone and see if they can get someone to get in the truck with you to codrive, or to repower the load so it can move legally. If those aren't options, then your company needs to reschedule delivery. Putting you in a situation where you have to run illegally is really not a good option.

    If the bottom line in this whole scenario is that you need to see your son tomorrow, then hopefully you can explain the situation to him. Being a trucker will often mean you will miss important dates with friends and family. God forbid in your efforts to drive too many hours you get yourself fatigued, have an accident, and either hurt or kill yourself or someone else's dad.
  10. tow614

    tow614 Road Train Member

    Mar 18, 2013
    Just remember.. your log is a federal document. ..

    falsifying a log is.a.crime...
  11. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Your son is that important that you have to figure a way to screw all of us up. Every time someone does this, it is on all of us, more evidence to put eobrs into the truck by force.

    Unless he needs your bone marrow or a kidney, I would tell him I will would see him another time.
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