Lucky break?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by BIGLEFTYINTX, Jul 1, 2020.


    BIGLEFTYINTX Light Load Member

    Nov 20, 2017
    Scale was open NB 35 into Oklahoma, had to pull in to weigh. Scale master after a few minutes, suggested I pull in to inspect driver front inner tire . I did and had to call for new tire .

    How in world can they see other side of truck, especially the inner one ? .

    I'm guessing I got away without A ticket? Heard that is a ticket , driving with a flat tire
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    So he put u out of service ? What paperwork did he give u. ?
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  4. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    Someone could have called it in? I've heard they were using heat cameras (FLIR?) in some areas to shoot trucks to spot cold drums (out of adjustment brakes). Maybe the flat tire showed up hotter than the others?
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  5. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

    Nov 16, 2013
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Yes it is ,and is an out of service violation. Because he "suggested " you check you tire I am assuming he did not conduct an inspection?
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    BIGLEFTYINTX Light Load Member

    Nov 20, 2017
    Was given nothing. I was on the scale and the scale master said over pa , driver, I don't know how far you are going, but I'd suggest pulling in and check out you driver front inner tire. So, I did and called road service for a tire that had a slit in sidewall and was flat
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  7. Colt6920

    Colt6920 Light Load Member

    Apr 28, 2017
    I'm guessing they have security cameras/CCTV and can see all sides and angles of your truck.
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  8. Flint1

    Flint1 Medium Load Member

    Sep 4, 2019
    In Alberta scale houses have infrared scanners you roll thru on the way to the coop, right after speed limit slows to 10 mph. Diesel bear told me they can detect less then 10 psi difference between 2 tires by heat, as well as hot/cold brakes and hubs. I always was gentle on the brakes before the coop, didn't want to give the bear a bone.
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  9. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    They've got cameras that can see all around your
    Truck including underneath of it.
    That's why we roll through at a slow speed.
    There going over are trucks as we roll through.

    They can see flat tires,air lines dragging,missing
    Mud flaps or anything else suspicious to them.
    Now how would I know this.

    I got pulled into the Utah scale on I -15 about 5
    Years ago for running the scale.
    250 dollar fine had to be paid right then in cash.

    Anyhoo, while I'm in there paying the ticket,
    I'm watching all the trucks go by on a big screen
    Television. High definition to boot.
    As they roll by the they've got cameras in the pavement
    That looks up at the bottom of the truck.
    And they can move them around and zoom in
    Up close.
    It's unreal how clear the picture is and how much
    They can see.
    I was shocked.

    They started laughing, they said it's all part of
    This anti terrorist stuff, they can see if you have
    A bomb underneath your truck.

    Now that was about 5 years ago.
    But they told me all new scale houses from
    Then on would have all this stuff.
    Including anything new that comes along in
    The meantime.
  10. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2015
    He did you a favor, by not putting you OOS. Definitely a Lucky Break.
  11. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

    Apr 10, 2009
    Copied in Hell
    Yessir. You get more points for a bad tire than vehicular homicide.
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