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Do Trucks Have to Stop at Weigh Stations?

Thursday, September 28th, 2023
Do Trucks Have to Stop at Weigh Stations?

Do trucks really have to stop at weigh stations?

When traveling on the highway, you might have noticed that there are signs for weigh stations along the way. If you are a business owner looking for a reliable trucking company, you might also have come across weigh stations and wondered about them. Do trucks have to stop at weigh stations? We’ll answer these questions and more below!


Understanding Transportation Weigh Stations

Thursday, May 20th, 2021
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Transportation weigh centers are an essential part of trucking on highways.

Whether you are a brand new truck driver or a well-experienced one, you are likely familiar with transportation weigh stations. These off road areas are found all over the American highway system and play a very important role in keeping roads safe for all vehicle drivers. Whether you’re a trucking professional or are just curious about the stations you see scattered across American highways, here’s what happens at transportation weigh stations.  (more…)

Why Truckers Need To Stop At Weigh Stations

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Learn why truckers need to stop at weigh stations.

Everyone on the road has seen signs for weigh stations, often signaling for truckers to stop when the lights are flashing. Stopping at a weigh station is required for trucks, as it is a stop where the Department of Transportation (DOT) inspects the weight of a vehicle to ensure truckers are traveling with a safe load. In addition to following weight regulations, there are many more reasons why commercial trucks should always be weighed. (more…)

Weigh Stations 101

Sunday, January 14th, 2018
Curious about what happens at a weigh station? Read all about them in our blog!

Curious about what happens at a weigh station? Read all about them in our blog!

A weigh station is a designated stop where the Department of Transportation (DOT) inspects the weight of a vehicle to ensure you are traveling with a safe load. Weigh stations are very important for all cars on the road, as overweight vehicles can cause major problems on a highway. In the U.S., the maximum weight of a truck with a full trailer is 80,000 pounds. For new truckers who have yet to encounter their first trip to a weigh station, here are a few things you should know. (more…)

Freight Trucking Tips to Avoid Overweight Fines

Friday, May 13th, 2016
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Uh-oh, weigh station ahead?? Are you safe from overweight fines?

When it comes to transporting materials and goods, there are a number of important responsibilities and truck owner or operator must take on. One of the most important ones is making sure that their trucks are not overloaded. This not only gives a company a bad reputation, but can negatively affect their bottom line through hefty fines. If you want to maintain your image and avoid overweight fines, follow these steps. (more…)

Trucking Basics: What to Expect at Weigh Stations

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
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Weigh station ahead! What’re you going to do?

So you’re cruisin’ down the highway on your first trip as a long haul freight trucker. Things are smooth sailing — you’ve added some personal touches to your cabin, your spring truck cleaning went off without a hitch, and you even made it through a couple of construction zones safely already. But what’s that sign in the distance? A weigh station is coming up and you forgot everything you learned in your trucking class? Good thing you found this blog post! (more…)

All About Weigh Stations

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Weigh StationsEven if you are new to the world of truck driving, chances are you have passed by a sign for a weigh station along the interstate. While a weigh station is a common find along most busy interstates, few outside of the trucking world know what they are used for.


Weigh Stations: How do they Work?

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Weigh Stations

Anyone who has ever traveled any significant distance on a major highway has probably passed by a weigh station. While weigh stations are commonly found throughout the nation, many aren’t familiar with how they operate or what their purpose is.