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Old 07-22-2014, 05:51 PM   #61
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I made an assumption that all DoT scales were like the ones around here (single platform about the length of a tractor trailer) and "glossed" over the 10 foot platform part of your post.

Hate when that happens. Plead "old age waiver."

They must be upgrading the ones here because the tandems are all over the place now. Where is Ralph Nader when you need him? Talk about "Unsafe at any speed"
No worries, but if you do want to bring a few cold ones up north feel free, but be aware it'll cost you at the border . On second thought, I'll pay the duty.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:57 PM   #62
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There's a sign before and at the entrance of scale.
Common sense would lead most people to realize the intent of that sign is to indicate to truckers that there is no need to enter the scales.
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Common sense would lead most people to realize the intent of that sign is to indicate to truckers that there is no need to enter the scales.
Wheres the sign sign saying closed to truckers but now open to the general public?

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Old 07-22-2014, 06:13 PM   #64
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Wheres the sign sign saying closed to truckers but now open to the general public?
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Where do you folks get this idea of having to go into an open scale. I have been trucking for 37 yrs and believe me unless you are a commericial operation whether hauling frieght or 5th wheel trls you do not need to go into a scale period . You are on vacation . There is no law that says you cannot go into a closed scale to check
your weight. Unless therr is a sign posted saying do not enter. Just remember you are not a commercial transport business. So no scale.
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:32 AM   #68
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Common sense would lead most people to realize the intent of that sign is to indicate to truckers that there is no need to enter the scales.
Common Sense is NOT so common any longer !
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I have to weigh (no bun intended) on the
subject, some truck scale's leave their scales on
so they can be used. I have over the years used
a number of them when closed to check my
weight on my semi truck and trailer to make sure
I was legal. This is one of the reason's they
are left on so you can do such, it is not in any
way trespassing. Yes you can pay at a cat scale
to weigh, but there are at times no cat scales
around every corner and if you run up on a state
weight scale that is close why not use it. Of
Course they ask you not slide your trailer axles
while on the scale (this is common sence) and
they will get really mad if they see you doing
such. I can say that I have over a few million
miles in a semi pulling single and double trailers
and have never told I could not use a state
scale when closed, this is unless it was under
some type of constuction or blocked and then
they are posted. Also in some states they will
post that they do not want any travel trailers
across their scale when open, in fact you may
get a ear full in doing such that you will never
forget.
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I have never seen any trucks parked at a closed weight station here in the U.S.

YMMV
then your not looking, may scales let trucks park overnight as
long as they do not interfer with there operation. Many have
parking lots behind the scale for a safe haven
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