Question about Rental trucks and weight stations along the 80 and north into MN

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by Tahoeshateme, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Tahoeshateme

    Tahoeshateme Bobtail Member

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    Been lurking thinking about going to school for a CDL. But need help with some info for some friends moving to Minnesota. They are driving a rental rated for 26k lbs from Salt Lake to Ia and north into MN. I know in CA Renatls are required to go into the scales. Are Rentals required to scale in in Wyoming, Nebraska, IA and MN? Or is it just a CA being anal thing like they are about everything else. Just want to make sure some friends don't get in trouble on the way to there new home if they blow past a scale.


    TIA
    Mark
     
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  3. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

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    The truck has to be over 26K to require a CDL, that and they are doing a personal move they are exempt from all FMCSA rules. In other words they are not required to stop anywhere. Scale houses are for commercial vehicles required to abide by the rules and regulations.

    I take that back on CA, there is a clause for rentals. What a crock.

    http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/trucks/weigh-stations/stopping.htm
     
  4. Tahoeshateme

    Tahoeshateme Bobtail Member

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    Cool. Just making sure because the scales in Valencia say rentals required on the 5. Maybe thats just for going over the Grapevine.
     
  5. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

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    This is a difficult question because of the difference between federal and state laws. You can call a state DMV and get two different answers.

    I guess my best answer is to follow the signs. If it says "All Commercial Vehicles Must Stop" than no. If it says "All Trucks Must Stop" than yes.

    It's not illegal to enter a scale if not required. They'll just wave you on or give you a green light.

    I've been trying to find you more info. What I found so far is U-haul trucks must stop in CA and in NE. If I find more I'll post them.
     
  6. CondoCruiser

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    https://ntl.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/89/~/rental-trucks-and-weigh-stations

    From Uhaul FAQ

     
  7. Tahoeshateme

    Tahoeshateme Bobtail Member

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    Saddletramp1200 Road Train Member

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    I really doubt even CA would mess with a U Haul. I have a mean streak and stopped a 10 wheel straight truck on the Blythe coop. Just to see what would happen. Wife was driving. Speaker: Move on Mam. You need not enter a scale in this state.
     
  9. CondoCruiser

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    Yeah it's one of them things they don't want to be bothered with the little stuff. Until that leo is having a bad day needs a victim. I've moved many times and never stopped with a U-Haul. One time before I started driving I pulled into one with a 2-ton truck loaded with shingles and they waved me on.

    The general public questions them things because they have no idea of the rules.
     
  10. 379exhd

    379exhd Road Train Member

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    This is all true however I do believe technically speaking both Penske and Uhaul have DOT numbers on their trucks correct? Sooooooo...by all intensive purposes if the State boy wants to be a complete #### and you blow by the scale. He does have a reason to stop you and run you back to the scale. And uhaul obviously knows that because they're covering their own ### by saying when in doubt stop at the scale. That's my opinion on the matter.
     
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  11. chopper103in

    chopper103in Road Train Member

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    when I moved last year I used a 26ft Penske rental and the rental papers said that I was required to stop at all scales and it was under cdl requirements.

    I did stop at the scale on I57 southbound before I24 and they let me sit for a min and gave me the green light... probably laughing at the heavy moving truck pulling a rusty van with the wooden chair strapped to the roof rack
     
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