Originally Posted by tractors1
I've never heard of a policeman carrying around a weigh scale to check trailer weights. I doubt they're in the business of trying to weigh your trailer - it would have to be pulled over on a flat spot, chocked, and uncoupled from the tow vehicle, plus they'd have to carry a scale with currently valid maintenance certification saying the scale is accurate to issue a citation. Either that or take you to a legal weigh scale station somewhere. I think that's WAY too much overhead....
It's been a while, but when I was driving, I ran across several DOT
agents with portable scales. Back then we ran with 2 or 3 log books,
so we might make a quick refreshment stop before we got to them,
if we had time that is. We used light
and hand signals between truckers,
so we usually knew what was up ahead. Later on we got CB's. woohoo.
And then radar detectors..............that was when I began getting tickets.