Scale master let me go?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Mototom, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Mototom

    Mototom Medium Load Member

    May 7, 2019
    Is this common, I was 2k over on an axle just trying to get to a cat scale.
    They had me weigh but then hit the GO button.
    I didn’t argue but man I feel lucky
  2. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    New England area
    i have been let go for a few hundred pounds over....but 2,000...are you sure it was 2,000?

    that's money they lost by not giving you a ticket.
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  3. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

    May 16, 2012
    Where? Utah has let me go that much over when it's snow build up.
  4. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

    Nov 10, 2015
    Happens all of the time. If they aren't paying close attention you could drive just about anything through a scale. I go through scales frequently when nobody is sitting in the chair looking at weights.
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  5. Mototom

    Mototom Medium Load Member

    May 7, 2019
    That’s what I thought but the scale in OK is like 20 from where I loaded. Didn’t realize that, missed the turn for the loves and was gonna turn around when it surprised me.
    I thought I’d eyeballed it properly but I was way off. Boxes at the front are almost empty apparently and the back are heavy.
    Won’t ever miss that exit again
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  6. Mototom

    Mototom Medium Load Member

    May 7, 2019
    Yeah but he had me pull forward to verify the weight lol, but he hit the green GO so I did
  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    I once left Hahn in New Market at about 3:30 am one winter morning, somewhat overweight a foot plus on the ground and so on. I was essentially the only cement tanker moving that hour. Interstate was empty. But scales were open.

    4 am.

    On the platform. I eyed the big bay window and saw one big hat state bear herding 20+ trainees with white shirts and short ties. Big hat bear pointed at everything front to back on my rig in the lights and pointed at his numbers on the desk, some of which were damning. 10 minutes of waiting.

    I had made half a decision to get out of trucking entirely based on how many trainees can fit into my R model cab (I had guessed 5 can...) if it was over 5 I would have quit less than 5 then we aint inspected yet.

    I made it to TBH after being let out later that morning up near the PA line in Westminster and they yelled at me, ####! you here? We aint got nothing for you. EFF etc etc etc.

    And good morning to you too. And got rid of the cement into their silo sitting in a foot plus of snow.

    #### yankees, just because you have a dab of snow on the ground does not mean no workie today.
  8. 062

    062 Road Train Member

    Oct 20, 2013
    Look in the front of your atlas. Some states allow more than 34k on a tandem.
    I can’t remember off the top of my head, but Florida I think is 38k
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  9. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    You got lucky.
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  10. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Light Load Member

    Nov 6, 2019
    "Scale master"...that's funny. I'd go with civil servant that issues fines when the computer screen tells them to do so.
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