Weigh My Truck App

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David's Comment
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So it looks like CAT scale has come out with a new app called, Weigh My Truck. Currently only available for Android users, this app allows a driver to pull on to a CAT scale, type in Truck/Trailer numbers and the CAT scale location, and get a scale ticket emailed to them. You don't have to stop, walk in and get a hard copy and waste time.

They still charge you 10.50 per weigh and 2.00 for re-weigh, can be paid via paypal or EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer via bank account)

I haven't tried it yet as my company pays for scales through my comdata fuel card, but for those who pay out of pocket and send in a receipt for reimbursement, seams like it may be worth doing?

I may give it a try later on when I get a heavy load. If you need a hard copy, you can go in and get it but it must be within an hour after scaling according to the Driver FAQs.

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”

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Sandman's Comment
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So it looks like CAT scale has come out with a new app called, Weigh My Truck. Currently only available for Android users, this app allows a driver to pull on to a CAT scale, type in Truck/Trailer numbers and the CAT scale location, and get a scale ticket emailed to them. You don't have to stop, walk in and get a hard copy and waste time.

They still charge you 10.50 per weigh and 2.00 for re-weigh, can be paid via paypal or EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer via bank account)

I haven't tried it yet as my company pays for scales through my comdata fuel card, but for those who pay out of pocket and send in a receipt for reimbursement, seams like it may be worth doing?

I may give it a try later on when I get a heavy load. If you need a hard copy, you can go in and get it but it must be within an hour after scaling according to the Driver FAQs.

Wow. First thought this was a joke do to the title. In my mind I saw an app saying pull your front tire on screen and we will let you know what your truck weights. Be a good joke to anyone that would try it....well.

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”

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Motomal's Comment
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Cool. Just searched for it with IPhone apps, they have it too.

I hear TruckerPath app is pretty useful too.

David's Comment
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Cool. Just searched for it with IPhone apps, they have it too.

I hear TruckerPath app is pretty useful too.

Guess they haven't updated their site as it says iPhone app coming soon...

I've got Trucker Tools on my phone, another good app, particularly the axle wight part, I use that every time I get on a shippers scale that only gives you gross weight. You do your steers first, then total tractor and the total gross for tractor and trailer and it does the math for you.

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I use trucker path myself to find truck stops. I like to get away from the crowds at the major chain stops. The non chain ones seem to have more space and are generally quieter and sometimes have a pretty decent restaurant.

I forgot about Trucker Tools when I changed phones. It does have some useful features.

As for GPS, because of truck weight restrictions and bridge height issues, I would stick with a GPS system that you need to pay for.

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