When do you scale?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by lovesthedrive, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    If your company is paying for the scales then until you get familiar with this, I would do like Dave said and scale over 34,000. Heavy loads in a 53' trailer should be loaded like a 48 if possible. Leave the last 5' of trailer empty.
     
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  3. Izzy78

    Izzy78 Bobtail Member

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    Ok i appreciate your advice thank you
     
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  4. Izzy78

    Izzy78 Bobtail Member

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    Just don't want my first fine
     
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  5. Izzy78

    Izzy78 Bobtail Member

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    Thats funny
     
  6. Izzy78

    Izzy78 Bobtail Member

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    I guess if im 30,000 or more i will it can't hurt right
     
  7. Izzy78

    Izzy78 Bobtail Member

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    they will reimburse me
     
  8. Izzy78

    Izzy78 Bobtail Member

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    Well good night fellas thanks for the advice y'all be safe out there
     
  9. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Light Load Member

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    I tend to scale at the nearest cat scale that’s in route for loads that I feel need weighing or if it’s requested, even if it means going a few miles out of route.
     
  10. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    I rarely scale. If it’s loaded evenly, I can tell by the air gauge for the Tractor, if my drives are legal. Set the rear of the tandems on the Trailer ( or the mud flaps ) even with the back of the load. Maybe 2 ft further, if it’s light in the nose. Usually good up to 44k. Anything more, up to 45,500. I’ll spend the $$. Since I can only slide 4-5k at the most on a Trailer, and still be legal on bridge laws. Weighing anything under 40k, is a waste of time and money.
     
  11. buzzarddriver

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    Izzy78, being a new driver you might want to weigh your truck and trailer EMPTY and at least 3/4 full of fuel. Pay for that weigh ticket on your own dime. Then you will have a better understanding of what a load does to the truck weight's when you get a loaded scale ticket.
     
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