A Learn From My Mistake Moment

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Jeremy, eat lots of green beans and peppers and take lots of bathroom breaks.

How do you carry both veggies? Is your trailer divided? Also, do they seal your trailer against theft?

Susan D. 's Comment
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Wow that's a cheap overweight fine. Yes Florida scales generally never close.. even on Easter Sunday when I was headed to Sebring FL lol. What would the permits cost for such a small overweight? You'd have quite a few states and Maryland isn't very humorous about stuff like that. Best of luck to you. I'd be looking at some "creative " routing. Toll roads will also generally get you around scale houses.

PackRat's Comment
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That’s very cheap, as Susan wrote. Most states are much more, like $1 per pound overweight!shocked.png

Bird-one's Comment
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Except for 294 Northbound now near the 294/ 290 split in Illinois. They have a hidden scale inside the Elmhurst toll plaza. Right past the Ogden exit where you usually see a trooper sitting at.

Wow that's a cheap overweight fine. Yes Florida scales generally never close.. even on Easter Sunday when I was headed to Sebring FL lol. What would the permits cost for such a small overweight? You'd have quite a few states and Maryland isn't very humorous about stuff like that. Best of luck to you. I'd be looking at some "creative " routing. Toll roads will also generally get you around scale houses.

Jeremy's Comment
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Made it through the dreaded virginia/dc scale last night with an 1/8th tank of fuel and reefer tank about the same and got that pretty green light i was hoping for its all gravy from here

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Donna M.'s Comment
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As I am learning hauling produce is a whole new game. I’m trying to understand why would they put more product on your truck than the BOL states. Isn’t this a lost for the company?

Jeremy's Comment
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They commonly dont take time to weigh it the containers they pack in average a certain weight but when each one is a lil over multiplied by a whole truck full its easy to be off by a couple thousand pounds thats why scaling especially with produce is important

Deb R.'s Comment
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I just started hauling produce last week, and wondered the same thing about weights being "off". As it was explained to me, using watermelons as an example, the shipper has x number of melons per box, but the melons have varying moisture content, thus never the same weight. So I was instructed to ALWAYS scale.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Robsteeler's Comment
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Fines are really scary to me. One big one like $2k would wipe out my savings. I drove on 80 on Easter Sunday around 5am in NJ and the damn scale was open. I never get a bypass for a scale in NJ either.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Made it through the dreaded virginia/dc scale last night with an 1/8th tank of fuel and reefer tank about the same and got that pretty green light i was hoping for its all gravy from here

Nice.......no more pucker factor to deal with. Good job!

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Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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