Make Sure You Scale

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Scott O.'s Comment
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I'm sitting at a court house in rock port mo. (This is what my co driver says) he scaled at little America in Wyoming and at some point the load shifted or whatever and got a over weight by 2000 lbs... I don't think he scaled it but that's just me...

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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I'm sitting at a court house in rock port mo. (This is what my co driver says) he scaled at little America in Wyoming and at some point the load shifted or whatever and got a over weight by 2000 lbs... I don't think he scaled it but that's just me...

It can happen. It happened to me between Indiana and Kentucky. Someone thought that they needed the space in front of me, instead of an 18 wheeled vehicle. When I did a "hard brake," my load shifted.

Failed a Level 1 as a result.

Dave

Scott O.'s Comment
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I'm sitting at a court house in rock port mo. (This is what my co driver says) he scaled at little America in Wyoming and at some point the load shifted or whatever and got a over weight by 2000 lbs... I don't think he scaled it but that's just me...

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It can happen. It happened to me between Indiana and Kentucky. Someone thought that they needed the space in front of me, instead of an 18 wheeled vehicle. When I did a "hard brake," my load shifted.

Failed a Level 1 as a result.

Dave

I'm sure it happens...just something doesn't seem right

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Does he have a copy of the scale ticket?

Dave

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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I'm guessing it does not matter if there was a scale receipt.

I got hit for being 2400 over on my trailer tandems a couple months ago in Ohio. It was a $227 ticket. It was on ME to scale it and I didn't because I felt I had to roll fast to my destination.

The company I drive for paid it. I was not given a reason why and never felt the need to ask. I just said thanks and went on to the next assignment.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Lawrence H.'s Comment
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I drove for a company that hauled beer. If not going over the scales they ran 53,000 lbs ,but if they went over the scales they were only 52,760. Its was rediculous cus running the local loads no scales within 10 miles. But going over the scales you had to check somewhere. Needless to say I moved a lot beer by hand.

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