Missed a open scale

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Bung, Jul 28, 2021.

  1. Mototom

    Mototom Road Train Member

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    #### em.
    It’s like the signs “trucks over 8tons stay on interstate” #### you that’s not my route I’m not doing it.

    its 9 hours you’ll be fine, but I felt the same way the first time.
    Now I guess I’m jaded after realizing it’s got very little to do with safety and more about taking money from our pockets.
     
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  3. Lunatic Fringe

    Lunatic Fringe Light Load Member

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    Someday, a DOT officer will steal your innocence and bust you open like an egg yolk. Not today. If you had been pulled over you would have gotten a ticket for failure to obey a traffic sign or device. Be thankful it was in WI - on the west coast the scales are, “photo enforced” - there are cameras that take pictures of your truck as you drive by and you get the ticket in the mail.
     
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  4. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    Nope. They ain't got time to waste with AK47s. They'll use AR49s cause 49 is 2 bigger than 47 and Assault Rifle is tougher than Assault Knife!
     
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  5. M22 rockcrusher

    M22 rockcrusher Light Load Member

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    Stop twice on the way back
     
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  6. Lilj

    Lilj Medium Load Member

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    I blow by scales all the time, usually with the Assistance of a pre-pass:)
     
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  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Ahh so u ran ur first scale. Ur officially a trucker. Give it a couple years and you will find urself running scales on "accident" all the time
     
  8. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    I ran my first scale yesterday too. I was passing a truck, and reading the side of his sleeper instead of paying attention to actually driving... As I passed, my eyes drifted above his hood and I saw the scale. Man, I was one paranoid MFer for the next twenty miles.
     
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  9. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Usually when the line is out right by road they close it for a few minutes til it clears out
     
  10. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    As long as on your way back past the scale, you don't blast your air horns and give them the one finger salute they won't even notice...
     
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  11. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Light Load Member

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    Couple of times, west bound, I-10, just into New Mexico, cruising from Texas, simply "missed" the sign of OPEN or CLOSED and/or the "Lights".
    Both times I exited down from the Scale, for fuel.
    No one showed with "Lights/questions".

    I've "at times" passed open scales all around the U.S.A., on Interstates or "backroads".
    ESPECIALLY I-75 in southern Michigan, rolling North. I didn't "line up" on the Shoulder.
    - - - - - -
    WHO Recalls West Bound I-10, Louisiana (just b4 Texas), installing the West Bound Signs FACING WEST??
    Highly visible from East Side!!
    I was not alone in "Bypassing" the scale. Took those heroes a while to correct the error, after which,
    SCALE CLOSED.

    CHEERS!!
     
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