Free Lunch At......the Scalehouse!?

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Brandon Kitts's Comment
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I just stay apprehensive at scale houses.

As long as I have a green light on the EZ Pass I will not be stopping at any Scale. I'm not falling for that trick. Lol

Auggie69's Comment
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Sounds like a trap or some type of DOT sting operation to me. There is no such thing as a "Free Lunch."

More likely a free sandwich while we perform a Level I, II, or III Inspection while you wait.

Sorry I have a conspiracy theory mindset.



It's a trap!!!


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


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Glenn A.'s Comment
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Is this that famous Iowa truck stop? Supposedly the largest in the World?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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My problem with conspiracy theories is that I find it difficult to believe that enough politicians/bureaucrats have the IQs and the ability to keep quiet to pull one off.

Then you don't know your history. Never underestimate the people in power.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Is this that famous Iowa truck stop? Supposedly the largest in the World?

No, scalehouse typically refers to a weigh station. The 2 mentioned in this article are near Des Moines in the middle of the state. The big truckstop is near the eastern border in Walcott, about 10 miles west of Davenport. If you ever have extra time on a load the trucking museum in Walcott is a must see. The truckstop has around 900 parking spaces. Hopefully the covid fears end soon, I got some time off in July to check out the truck show.

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I know that this is not the most preferable option or necessarily the most healthy, but this is an option that is better than nothing.


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Tim M.'s Comment
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I don't trust scale tenders.

Joseph I.'s Comment
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I do not get that way much but the one on I-35 southbound when entering Iowa near Northwood has done the free dinner thing a couple times since the covid, whatever you call it, has started. They also gave away free PPE at least once that I know of. They were grilling brats and burgers one time.

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