Weigh Station DO’s & DON’Ts

We recently asked the CDLLife audience to spill their vast knowledge of weigh station DO’s & DON’Ts. Here’s what our expert drivers had to say:

DO’s

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Patient
  • Be Prepared | Have your paperwork ready.
  • Be Pleasant
  • Roll Down Your Window
  • Keep A Clean Truck & A Clear Dash
  • Pay Attention to Scale Speed Limits
  • Turn Down the Radio
  • Keep 100 feet between yourself and the next truck.
  • Buckle Up
  • Listen and Follow Directions
  • Keep up a neat & tidy appearance.
  • Know the DOT Laws
  • Keep Your Dash Cam On
  • Act like the professional that you are!

DON’Ts

  • Don’t Use Sarcasm. – Regardless of the obvious nature of questions you may need to answer.
  • Don’t Speed Through The Scales
  • Don’t Make Jokes About Illegal Activity
  • Don’t Use Your cell phone or Bluetooth while stopped.
  • Don’t Slam On Your Brakes On The Scales
  • Don’t Smoke / Spit Tobacco In The Scale Area

Here’s one of the best pieces of advice we received from CDLLife community member, Dan Coffey!

Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 12.25.53 PM