Confusion At A Scalehouse

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Jeremiah A.'s Comment
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This late Thursday evening, I got a redlight on the prepass and pulled into a weigh station I-75S in Northern Ky . Got a bypass light on the rolling scales. I made it to the shack and this is where things got hairy. I got to staring at my speedometer while rolling past the shack to make sure I was under.

When I looked back up, the truck in front of me was half way through the pull in and stop for inspection light. The light was on. However, It went off as the rear of his trailer cleared the lamp. The light stayed off while I was approaching it and passed it. I was around 15-20ft behind the truck in front.

I'm not completely sure if they were signaling me to stop for an inspection or for the truck in front. Needless to say, one of us ran the light. I'm hoping it wasn't me as the indicator was off while I was approaching the light.

What kind of trouble could I be in if they were signaling me to pull in and I didn't? I really don't think they were after me because the light was off as I approached and there was plently of time to light back up the lamp before it was out of view.

It's driving me nuts thinking about it!

Rob T.'s Comment
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I'm not entirely sure as i haven't experienced this, but I would think that DOT would have chased you down if anything was going to come about it. I'd say don't worry about...just be more cautious next time. I think your supposed to maintain 100 feet intervals. I usually keep a bit more than that but I tend to only get pulled in at 1 scale.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Disregard part of 100 feet, I missed the part where it said he had stopped.

Keith G.'s Comment
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In my trainers words "if they really want ya, they'll come get you".

PJ's Comment
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Your fine, if that light was out your golden and believe me they aren’t badhfull letting you know if you made a mistake. Don’t worry about it.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Remember in these days of technology, they may not necessarily hop into their squad car and give chase. They'll probably put your truck ID into a database and pull you in at the next scale.

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