Have you ever gotten a ticket for bypassing a Wyoming Port of Entry?

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  1. striker

    striker Road Train Member

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    That's interesting, I thought they were still 24/7, cost cutting.
     
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    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    That and the ELD mandate seems to have really dropped traffic levels at night, the few times I worked late it was noticeable.
     
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  3. striker

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    Yeah, I've noticed a lot more solar powered trucks on 80 lately. We do a lot in W. Nebraska, so it's not uncommon running from Cheyenne to Kimball between 5 and 6 am. Closer to 5, there's a few trucks out, but closer to 6, the rush is on.
     
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  4. snowlauncher

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    I used to run through Wyoming quite a bit when I was new to trucking. Usually I would run along I-80 across to US 30 from border to border. The East state line has a port for trucks entering the state near Cheyenne so it's only on the Westbound side. I-25 is the same from North to South respectively. The US 30 scale can be entered from both sides, but I asked the DOT officers there once if I had to pull in when exiting the state and they said no, unless I had picked up a load within the state. So...in Wyoming you only scale coming in, unless you picked up a load and the port is accessible from both sides.
     
  5. striker

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    You're talking about Kemmerer/Diamondville? I haven't been through that scale in probably 5 yrs, but I seem to recall it had a "ALL COMMERCIAL VEHICLES MUST STOP SIGN" both directions.
     
  6. snowlauncher

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    Yes it does read that, I used to stop both ways, but then I asked one day while heading out of the state. After I got my answer I rolled through from then on.
     
  7. snowlauncher

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    I would say when in doubt, play it safe. You don't have to take my word for it, but if you look at other major Wyoming POE'S they seem to be only concerned with inbound trucks.
     
  8. Crude Truckin'

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    If you see a white sign with black letters and it says COMMERCIAL VEHICLES MUST STOP, then you gotta swing in. Or if there's an open/closed sign obviously. At Gillette, if you're just passing thru on 90, you dont have to stop. But say you're getting off 90 to get on 59 south towards Wright via Gardner Lake Road, you have the black and white sign, so yes, then you gotta stop. OR.......if you get off at the POE exit and take the frontage road back over to GLR, no black and white sign! The lady in the POE explained that to me.
     
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  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I stop if they're open. I've been going through on the weekends though, so all the small ones have been closed.
    I always go in if they are open.
     
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  10. mtoo

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    White sign, black letters, says it all. Can't bend those laws! But we can out right break them from time to time. :eek:
     
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