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Old 07-24-2010, 11:13 AM
 
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Default rental truck and weigh station question

Moving from Arkansas to Florida in a week and will be driving a 24' rental truck from Budget truck rentals with my wife following behind me in our car. My question is if I have to pull into a weigh station does she just follow me??? She can't go on without me because she would get lost. Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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She can follow behind you are just go past the weight station and wait on the shoulder on the ramp out of the station.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:13 PM
 
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Thanks, also does a person have to stop at every weigh station in each state or just the first they come to?
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Old 07-24-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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There's a previous thread that disusses rental trucks and weigh stations. but the short answer is: No, when moving your own proerty in a vehicle that weighs less than 26,00 pounds (all the U Haul-type rental trucks do) you do not have to stop at scales. my professional opinion: Drive into all weigh stations and watch as they wave you through (or turn on the "Bypass scales" light. Have a safe trip! Also, the advice for your wife to pull over on the ramp past the weigh station is a good one. Just be careful merging into traffic when leaving the shoulder. Gain speed before just pulling out into the travel lane...

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Old 07-26-2010, 11:24 AM
 
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I would say the answer is whatever the state regulations are for the state your in. Some require all commerical trucks (Uhauls own website tells you the trucks are Commerical"). some say only over a certain GVW, others say if a vehicle is for commerical use. So there is no one answer, it is whatever the state regulations say it is.

Grab the map, and visit the websites of each state your going through and read their regulations.
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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It'd be a WHOLE lot quicker to drive thru the weigh stations you encounter...
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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It'd be a WHOLE lot quicker to drive thru the weigh stations you encounter...

LOL, yep. I think your advice is the best - just pull in and watch them wave you through
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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My question was actually do I need to stop at every weigh station in every state or just the 1st one in each state?
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:53 PM
 
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My question was actually do I need to stop at every weigh station in every state or just the 1st one in each state?
Stop if the station is open. If you're required to stop, the people at station #2 have no idea whether or not you stopped at station #1 and will chase you down if you blow past it.
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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Thank you, that's what I thought but wasn't sure.
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