A little update on weigh stations. Friday, I took off on a run. Here was the load.
I came to a weigh station 20 miles from the pick up location. There were a number of rigs in front of me and I got signaled to pull off to the side.
I hadn't even made it on to the scale when I got pulled aside. Anyways, I had to go through a Level II safety check....this meant it I had to provide evidence of trailer/truck inspections, CDL, DOT #, active MC#, UCR. The trailer and load were inspected, etc. After that was all over I had to back up and cross the scale (the weight over the trailer axles was 17400 [that trailer is rated for 20k over the axles so I was fine]). Fortunately, the enforcing officer was cool and we started some small talk while he was waiting on his computer to verify some of my numbers. Anyways, after sitting there for 45 minutes, he didn't find any violations. When it was all over, I asked him why he chose me (there were 10 trucks ahead of me and there had to be at least 100 rigs go through the weigh station while I was going through inspection) and he said because I was driving a hot shot setup. He said most of the time he has found them to not be registered legally, over-weighted for their registration, etc. This was in WV (about 40 miles from PA) so you probably should be cautious with them. Later, on that same run, when I was in PA, a rollback in front of me passed a weigh station and they chased him down and pulled him over. I am sure that will be a hefty fine.
Before any says anything, yes, the skid steer was loaded too far forward....it didn't run and the forklift operator was struggling getting on my trailer. When he finally got it on, I had him center it in the middle and said that was good enough since I only was taking it about 400 miles.
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