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Mike B.'s Comment
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Anybody know a way around the Nevada California scale house in southern Cali? I’m so sick of getting chewed out by my safety manager bc these ****suckers put you out of service for minor issues.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Same way you were told 3 months ago when you asked the same question.

Errol said

BTW, that scale is out in the desert. I side roads except to head in I-40 Any 18 wheeler on a side road out there would be a obvious as a Las Vegas showgirl in a church.

Exit 286 Nipton Rd right/South toward Searchlight NV. In Searchlight go north on US 95. That ends up in Boulder City. Enjoy the trip

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Been across there last year and have had two Level 1 and one Level 3 when my company's score jumped into the 90s. Passed all of them with a 2016 and a 2018 Freightliner and a 2016 trailer.

Company's score is back down and I haven't been pulled in anywhere :-D

Laura

Mike B.'s Comment
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Nipton road is after the scale the scale is only on the southbound side so that doesn’t really answer the question

Same way you were told 3 months ago when you asked the same question.

Errol said

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BTW, that scale is out in the desert. I side roads except to head in I-40 Any 18 wheeler on a side road out there would be a obvious as a Las Vegas showgirl in a church.

Exit 286 Nipton Rd right/South toward Searchlight NV. In Searchlight go north on US 95. That ends up in Boulder City. Enjoy the trip

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PackRat's Comment
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Nipton road is after the scale the scale is only on the southbound side so that doesn’t really answer the question

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Same way you were told 3 months ago when you asked the same question.

Errol said

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BTW, that scale is out in the desert. I side roads except to head in I-40 Any 18 wheeler on a side road out there would be a obvious as a Las Vegas showgirl in a church.

Exit 286 Nipton Rd right/South toward Searchlight NV. In Searchlight go north on US 95. That ends up in Boulder City. Enjoy the trip

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Really? Maybe I can help you help yourself, since you can't get the answers you hope to hear.

Got a current road atlas? How about a GPS? How about access to Google Maps? How about a thorough pre trip and post trip inspection? Are you reporting discrepancies to your dispatch and maintenance department, or are the DOT inspectors finding simple things (minor issues as you put it) that were overlooked before your trip began?

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.

Mike B.'s Comment
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All of the above, I just didn’t think a fingernail sized abrasion on an air line would put me out of service especially when it’s not leaking

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Nipton road is after the scale the scale is only on the southbound side so that doesn’t really answer the question

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Same way you were told 3 months ago when you asked the same question.

Errol said

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BTW, that scale is out in the desert. I side roads except to head in I-40 Any 18 wheeler on a side road out there would be a obvious as a Las Vegas showgirl in a church.

Exit 286 Nipton Rd right/South toward Searchlight NV. In Searchlight go north on US 95. That ends up in Boulder City. Enjoy the trip

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Really? Maybe I can help you help yourself, since you can't get the answers you hope to hear.

Got a current road atlas? How about a GPS? How about access to Google Maps? How about a thorough pre trip and post trip inspection? Are you reporting discrepancies to your dispatch and maintenance department, or are the DOT inspectors finding simple things (minor issues as you put it) that were overlooked before your trip began?

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.

Grandpa's Comment
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US 95 south from Vegas to NV 164 IN Searchlight. Turn right and that will take you to I15 past the scale. However the scale is visible from the on ramp and an eagle eyed cop can see you. Sometimes a CHP will sit at the on ramp as well to check you out. Taking 95 to I40 at Needles will avoid the scale but it will take you seriously out of route. Is it worth it?

Errol V.'s Comment
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Well, I will properly answer the question, Southbound version:

Start in Boulder City, NV, head south on US95 towards Searchlight. In Searchlight, turn right on Nipton Rd and head for California. At the Interstate , you get on about 2 1/4 miles south of the Inspection station. I hope your trailers are not white or the DOT may see your Showgirl out in the desert! For Google Maps: Boulder City to Mountain Pass CA via Searchlight

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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.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Big T's Comment
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Becareful on Nipton. It's a two lane desert road. I don't how hard it has rained in that area.

Going into California at the beginning of the month remember the PTI ABCs. No abrasions, bubbles, or cuts. It doesn't say no leaking abrasions, bubbles, or cuts. A minor abrasion one minute can become a blown airline the next.

Mike B.'s Comment
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Doesn’t sound worth it gang but thanks for the help guess I just gotta deal with inspections every couple months, I shuttle from Vegas to Ontario Cali back to Vegas so I have to deal with these guys on a regular basis

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