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Old 05-31-2016, 06:06 AM   #15
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Actually if you understand the CAT scales process, CAT insures that the scaled weight is correct. If the trucker gets a weight violation by law enforcement, CAT will pay the violation fine. That is why the curbs were put in place. There is a time limit on this insurance. So yes there is a sense to fudging the scales.

If you can find a place that weights moving vans, they seldom have curbs, because they are not insuring the reading. But you have to watch. Many of those place only weigh an axle combination at a time and have ramps to the scales which throws off the actual weight distribution.

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Old 05-31-2016, 10:32 PM   #16
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This one at the Portage IN. Toll road rest area I didn't see a building where someone could see me. I ended up first walking to the opposite side of the rest area building to find that the person in the gas station hut was the one answering the speaker. I'm glad I got it done. I thought I was over weight, but happy to find I'm 25% under my max cargo limit (26' travel trailer).

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