Missed a open scale

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

  1. Catmando

    Catmando Medium Load Member

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    Just weight twice on the way back .. when they ask you what your doing .. tell them you ran the scales on the other side so your making it right now
     
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Could be confusing going to Louisiana where you bypass if the lights are flashing after being in Texas where the flashing lights mean to come in. Least that's what I told that Louisiana cop. He was ok though. made me turn around and go back through their scale.
     
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  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Kinda like in washington if the lights are red that means open and green is bypass. The state next door idaho, is opposite. Green is open and red is bypass.
     
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  6. VA CDL Holder

    VA CDL Holder Medium Load Member

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    I've seen lots of trucks dodge the Banning, CA scales, westbound I-10, when the sign clearly says, "ALL TRUCKS STOP". I'm sure they got away with it.
     
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  7. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

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    No big deal . I run scales almost Daily, my rule of thumb is if there is no chase car , there's no going in . Iv went as far as to slow down when approaching the scale and then speeding back up when I realized there's no chase car. There are some scales I never enter because they always have trucks shut down and you can see from a mile away there's no chase car . If anything you saved some money and down time
     
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  8. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Montana gets sneaky and parks the chase car 1 mile down the road past the scale. Ask me how i know
     
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  10. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

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    I hate that #### I always pipe up on the cb to help out a fellow fox. I got spanked in California couple years back it only cost like 230$ didn't make me turn back either
     
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  11. Aoki Gahara

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    oh my...10 most wanted material now.
     
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