Now Weight On Bills

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Mik D.'s Comment
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How often do u get no weight on bills? Got this on current load and the only reason I did not scale it is u can tell when driving it is extremely light..

Turtle's Comment
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It happens from time to time. I trust my in-cab scale to a certain extent. If a load is on the heavy side, my first stop will be a scale.

Rainy 's Comment
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It happens a lot with produce. After awhile, you get to know the weight of the produce. For example, bananas are usually 2000 pound pallets. So 20.pallets x 2k.

Yes, i know oranges, tomatoes, cucumbers. im sick and twisted. lol

RealDiehl's Comment
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Yes, i know oranges, tomatoes, cucumbers. im sick and twisted. lol

I prefer to think of you as just "special". smile.gif

PackRat's Comment
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Yes, i know oranges, tomatoes, cucumbers. im sick and twisted. lol

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I prefer to think of you as just "special". smile.gif

Bless her heart.

Michael B.'s Comment
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Mic, just the way I do it, if it's less than 30,000 lb. I usually dont weight it unless it feels heavier than listed. I have some heavy loads that I hit a weigh station before I come across a scale so they dont get scale ticket but I've learned where to place the tandems on those since they are always the same load. I have one shipper I go to that requires a scale ticket on the empty truck so I have 2 scale tickets for them one empty one loaded.

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.

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".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Solo's Comment
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If my suspension gauge is over 70psi AND my trailer gauge is over 60psi, I'm hitting a scale.

These 2 metrics and 1/2 tank fuel put me right around 79k gross.

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