Passed an open Port of Entry Wyoming

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by mrHashe, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

    Apr 11, 2019
    Fairbanks Ak
    I never used prepass either, but always was under the impression that you always went by the prepass light, unless you had a permit load on.
  2. scythe08

    scythe08 Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    She just about gave me a heart attack when I came into the office saw her. Great big smile and friendly as a kitten.
    striker and Crude Truckin' Thank this.
  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Thats impressive. Triangle rock gives it a sense of scale. Whoa.

    A little bit of sheridan ice days.

    slide one.jpg slide two.jpg split ice.jpg
    LoneCowboy and LondRanger Thank this.
  4. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Basically everyone with prepass follows it instead of signs. But a few states require certain types of loads to ignore prepass. HazMat loads in AZ, AR, CT, OH and HazMat Waste in those and other states must enter scales if scales are open. GA lets HazMat loads follow weigh-in-motion signs. Prepass & Drivewyze have a web page that shows those states with certain exceptions to "green light, red light".
  5. striker

    striker Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2009
    Denver, Co
    I think Nebraska EB at N. Platte is like that, prepass is fine unless you have hazmat.

    That scale in Gillette is easy to bypass, and often ignored even by trucks on Hwy 59, although, few years back I had a local chase after me when I failed to turn for the scale, I showed him that I was delivering 1/2 mile up the road (he stopped me as I turned in to the lot) and instead just chewed me out. But yes, Sheridan can be a real PITA scale, they have been known to call ahead to Billings, they have also been known to have a WHP officer chase you down.
  6. Gumper

    Gumper Road Train Member

    Jan 7, 2018
    Butte, MT
    Sundance is the one closest to the SoDak border. Then there’s Gillette, and then finally Sheridan going into Montana. They all suck ###. I’ve been through that route countless times, and on the same day every single scale flashed me in just to see my IFTA. Happened more than once. No ####, I went over the Sundance scale three times in one day, and every time I had to go into the house. I’ve run past the Gillette one a few times without repercussions. Wyoming, other than the house in Frannie, sucks.
  7. Truckermania

    Truckermania Heavy Load Member

    Oct 13, 2011
    Wyoming is odd for sure. They almost always call you in unless you are a regular in which case they will pass you on through. I've been in line with guys all worried they were in trouble and I tell them "Don't worry they just want to see your IFTA & registration".

    Now, On I-90 through Wyoming I am very familiar as I used to travel it quite frequently. Going west you have to stop in Sundance unless cleared by prepass. Going East on the Interstate you do not have to stop in Sundance unless coming off a side road such as 585. Going through Gillette on the Interstate you do not have to stop in either direction unless coming off a side road such as 59. I have even gotten off the exit where the scale is and driven past it multiple times with no problems. I have clarified this with the Gillette scale. Going both directions through Sheridan you have to stop unless cleared by Prepass. Sheridan is the most normal type scale house on 90 in Wyoming but even there they will call you in to see your IFTA and registration. Hope this helps.
  8. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Road Train Member

    Oct 6, 2009
    yep. Always use Wyoming POE as a pee stop, cuz you're getting called in 98.45% of the time (this is an exact number that i just pulled out of my...........head).

    IFTA, registration and some smart ### reply about what you are carrying. (dispatcher brains for an empty trailer my personal favorite)
    Truckermania Thanks this.
  9. Bill51

    Bill51 Medium Load Member

    Jul 27, 2015
    All that wind on I25, and not a turbine in sight.

    And don't bother asking the peeps at Sheridan POE what those wierd looking gazelle/ibyx things are foraging in the fields. They don't know.
    Truckermania Thanks this.
  10. Roberts450

    Roberts450 Road Train Member

    Feb 6, 2016
    Those would be Pronghorn. If you’re talking these guys.

    Attached Files:

    Bill51 and Truckermania Thank this.
  • Draft saved Draft deleted