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Do trucks have to stop at weigh stations?
You only need to stop at the weigh stations if you are driving the U-Haul for commercial reasons or the truck you are driving is over the posted weight limit. If you are simply moving your household, or some other non-commercial purpose, you do not need to stop at weight stations.
What happens if you skip a truck scale?
For example, if a trucker skips a required weigh station, they could be pulled over by a law enforcement officer, who may direct the trucker to drive back to the weigh station. And that can lead to additional delays because even more of your trucks could be required to stop at weigh stations on the future.
Why do some trucks not go through the weigh station?
“The weights are screened before they get to the scale, and if they’re in compliance, a green light comes on in their vehicle and they can bypass the scale. It’s an overhead scanner in conjunction with a weigh-in-motion device.”
What trucks have to stop at scales?
“The following vehicles must stop at weight/inspection stations: (1) agricultural vehicles; (2) passenger or specialty vehicles, whether single or in combination (towing a trailer) with GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or more; (3) commercial trucks with GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or more.”
How do you bypass a weigh station?
Drivewyze is the nation’s largest service that allows drivers to bypass a weigh station. The system works with fixed stations and mobile inspection sites using a smartphone or tablet. Drivers mount their device in the cab so they can easily and safely see the Drivewyze instructions.
How do you bypass scale?
For more information, call 1-888-988-1590 or visit the Drivewyze website. Bypass: If all requirements for weight, size, safety, etc. are met, the driver may receive a bypass, and will see a ‘bypass’ screen which lets the driver know they can bypass the weigh station. If all requirements for weight, size, safety, etc.
Do flatbed trucks stop at weigh stations?
If it is a utility bed or flatbed, it does need to stop. Whether a cargo van needs to go through the scales depends on the use of the vehicle and its load. Cargo vans are technically defined by the Vehicle Code as a motor truck, so drivers should stop at weigh stations to be safe.
Can I avoid weigh stations?
If you’re trying to avoid the weigh stations, you can either take an alternate route or wait until the weigh station closes. Weigh station apps will be incredibly helpful no matter which method you choose, as they’ll tell you where the weigh stations are located as well as when they’re open or closed.
Is there an app to avoid weigh stations?
The PrePass weigh station bypass app provides expanded coverage to enforcement locations without a transponder reader and mobile sites. The PrePass app is currently available to download on open Android and Apple iOS phones and tablets.
Do you have to stop for truck scales?
If the rental truck meets the definition of a pick-up, it does not have to stop. If it is a utility bed or flatbed, it does need to stop. Whether a cargo van needs to go through the scales depends on the use of the vehicle and its load.
What do you call a truck scale in California?
The truck scale stops in California are formerly known as Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facilities, but are more commonly referred to as truck scales or weigh stations.
How big does a truck have to be to cross the scales in Ohio?
“All commercial vehicles over 5 tons (10,000 lbs) are required to cross the scales if the weigh station is open in Ohio.”
Do you have to stop at a weigh station when moving a truck?
According to U-Haul, you most likely won’t have to stop at a weigh station when driving a truck rental because your move isn’t considered a commercial move. However, there are several states that do require non-commercial trucks that exceed a certain weight (typically more than 10,000 lbs) to stop at weigh stations.