Scale That Loaded Trailer

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Bill M.'s Comment
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Too many drivers just send it like Ricky Bobby! We have a similar policy. If I'm relaying, I always get the paper scale receipt and leave it with the trailer, even though I use the CAT scale app. I am annoyed when I see a piece of paper with a handwritten note about the weights saying something like "11400 steer axle, 33700 drive axles, 32000 trailer, 1/2 tank of fuel in my 2019 Freightliner", on a load that "requires" scaling. I mean I know they're trying to be helpful, but that ain't doing anyone any good if they get in a tight spot. Here too, leaving nothing to chance, I scale the load. My company will never give a driver grief for scaling a load to make sure it's legal.

We had a message from the company earlier this month, "drivers are to scale all loads above XXX lbs...." That's fine, but the problem is this does no good if a relay load left somewhere has no copy of the CAT Scale ticket included with the BOLs.

This seems like common sense to me, yet I looked at more than a half dozen loaded relay trailers at a drop yard last night. Not a single one had a scales ticket with the BOLs in the nose box of the trailer, and each contained more than 30,000 lbs of payload, according to the paperwork.

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

PackRat's Comment
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I should have taken a picture of the CAT Scale paperwork after the first weigh. That one showed the Gross as 83,327 lbs!

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

Travis's Comment
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Haven't been at it long but it seems with tankers they scale you in and out and even if I'm picking up a relay the scale tickets are with the BOL.

Chief Brody's Comment
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Haven't been at it long but it seems with tankers they scale you in and out and even if I'm picking up a relay the scale tickets are with the BOL.

I agree. Almost all of our loads are scaled empty and light, but they don't generally give axle weights.

If you've scaled a loaded trailer at a CAT scale , you realize that it takes a while for the product to settle down so that the scale can get accurate weights. Most scale houses don't want to tie up their scale for 3 minutes while the product settles.

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

PJ's Comment
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99 percent of the time scale houses look at the gross and turn you loose. We always had a scale ticket from the shipper or it was printed on the bol. No axle weights just empty, gross, and product weight.

Stuff I’m doing now my customer shoots for 46,500 product weight which for me is 1500 shy of me maxing out.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

BK's Comment
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When a driver uses his CAT scale app on the phone and then has an unexpected/unscheduled re-power or relay, how should this be handled? I’ve had several of these and always provide the other driver with all the scale information I have. And I suggest that if they don’t feel comfortable with the numbers, to go scale it again. This is the problem with using the phone app as opposed to the printed ticket.

And I might add that I write down all the info and numbers that CAT emails me, just in case.

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

Ryan B.'s Comment
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When a driver uses his CAT scale app on the phone and then has an unexpected/unscheduled re-power or relay, how should this be handled? I’ve had several of these and always provide the other driver with all the scale information I have. And I suggest that if they don’t feel comfortable with the numbers, to go scale it again. This is the problem with using the phone app as opposed to the printed ticket.

And I might add that I write down all the info and numbers that CAT emails me, just in case.

Take 5 minutes to walk inside and get a printed ticket every time, just in case. Problem solved.

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

PJ's Comment
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If they email you the ticket why could you not forward that email??? My above post was regarding tankers, just realized my error not explaining that.

BK's Comment
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If they email you the ticket why could you not forward that email??? My above post was regarding tankers, just realized my error not explaining that.

Yes, I did not think of that. Great suggestion.

Bill M.'s Comment
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Yep... I have left my cell number on a paper note and offered to email the file if they want it.

When a driver uses his CAT scale app on the phone and then has an unexpected/unscheduled re-power or relay, how should this be handled? I’ve had several of these and always provide the other driver with all the scale information I have. And I suggest that if they don’t feel comfortable with the numbers, to go scale it again. This is the problem with using the phone app as opposed to the printed ticket.

And I might add that I write down all the info and numbers that CAT emails me, just in case.

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

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