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Posted: 02/16/12 04:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What are the "Rules of the Road" when approaching state weight stations? Will be passing through 15-16 states this summer and do not need a hassle with police. Pull into each one and see what happens or just ignore them, since I an not commercial?

I pull a 5th wheel having a GVWR of 9000# and my truck's GVWR is 9400#.

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You do not have to pull into weigh stations as they are primarily for commercial vehicles....BUT, DOT can pull over or direct you into the weigh staation at any time to check for safety violations. It has happened to me as they were checking tires, signals, weight of trailer exceeding limits of truck...(F150 pulling a 14,000 trailer) they check for safety chains and dbl tow length. Hwy Patrol can stop any vehicle if they think it's unsafe for travel.


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Do not pull into ANY weigh station. They re for commercial vehicles.

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I am still wayne_tw wrote:

Do not pull into ANY weigh station. They re for commercial vehicles.


Can't add to that. A basic, simple, correct answer.


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I'll move out of the right lane if they are open since trucks will be slowing down to enter and come back on the highway.





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JoeGood988 wrote:

You do not have to pull into weigh stations as they are primarily for commercial vehicles....BUT, DOT can pull over or direct you into the weigh staation at any time to check for safety violations. It has happened to me as they were checking tires, signals, weight of trailer exceeding limits of truck...(F150 pulling a 14,000 trailer) they check for safety chains and dbl tow length. Hwy Patrol can stop any vehicle if they think it's unsafe for travel.


Did you get a ticket???


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No ticket as they were making anyone who was pulling a trailer go into the station. I did see them giving tickets to people with unsafe loads of trash not covered and not having loads secured (straping down 4 runners and bobcats} I would like to see more of this as too many times things come flying off a load, especially ladders.

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I've never stopped at a Weigh Station. But, don't worry, if you're supposed to stop and don't, they will come and remind you quickly.

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I usually handle the situation by pulling to the left to open up the right hand lane for those exiting the weight station, then pull back into the driving lane as soon as traffic in that lane has gotten back to highway speeds again.


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