Package Driver ticketed for not stopping at Weigh Scale Center

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jhansen, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Jhansen

    Jhansen New Member

    Package Car driver here, and I was ticketed for not stopping at the weigh scale center? I've never stopped before (I generally work in Memphis, but had a few deliveries in Northern Mississippi today)... Any experiences with this?
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I had been confused about package car stopping at scales. I used to not bother and never been stopped. Anymore I pull in and always get bypassed. I think all commercial vehicles are suppose to scale.
  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    I asked at a weight station once. They told me that all commercial vehicles are supposed to go through a weigh station.
  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Agreed. Even a package car needs to stop but will usually get waved through.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We have the same confusion here with rest area vehicle inspections.
  6. Theking30

    Theking30 SHORTY

    Stop every time it is the law. Most D.O.T. Officers really don't care. It is that one that might be having a bad day you have to worry about. So just stop.
  7. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Give the scale officer a WARNING LETTER next time. You ain't got no time fo this crap.
  8. AKCoverMan

    AKCoverMan Active Member

    It must be a state by state thing. I have always pulled in but once was driving a lil 4x4 F-350. The guy running the scale came out and told me that if the vehicle has GVW under 10,000 then no stop was required.
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    The company or the driver gets the ticket?
  10. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    All commercial vehicles have to go through a weigh station when it is open.

    Commercial motor vehicle means any self-propelled or towed motor vehicle used on a highway in interstate commerce to transport passengers or property when the vehicle—

    (1) Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of 4,536 kg (10,001 pounds) or more, whichever is greater; or

    (2) Is designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation; or

    (3) Is designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation; or

    (4) Is used in transporting material found by the Secretary of Transportation to be hazardous under 49 U.S.C. 5103 and transported in a quantity requiring placarding under regulations prescribed by the Secretary under 49 CFR, subtitle B, chapter I, subchapter C.
  11. GatoBrown

    GatoBrown New Member

    I once got a speeding ticket at the scales. I was going 7 in a 5 mph lane.
  12. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    I always stop. We are dot vehicles. We are paid by the hour and we aren't better than anyone else so I stop.
  13. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

  14. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Driver? I would put in a grievance for the cost if no training was involved?
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  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That is the same thing we are told for rest area safety inspections.
  16. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I suppose you could try. I'd bet you'd lose.
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  17. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    It is up to the driver to know the DOT rules. It is not up to UPS to teach you the rules.

    They only teach you the hours of service rules, because if you violate those, UPS also gets fined. They are just trying to limit their liability.

    If you pass a weigh scale and get caught, you are the only one fined.
  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Been driving package a long time. Never heard anything about weight of truck. We even call it a car.
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  19. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    Never here UPS say anything about overloading a package car with pickups either right? What is the max weight?
  20. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    What does it say on the license plate? Truck.

    The EVWR and GVWR should be on a sticker under the dash.

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse. You could still get cited.