See Those Signs on the Interstate That Say “Weigh Station”? Thank Goodness It’s for Trucks and Not People!

Weigh Stations

Have you ever wondered what those weigh stations on the side of the interstate are really for? I never knew until I started working in the moving industry! All commercial moving trucks have to be weighed. This is important because it is not safe for a truck to be overweight as it may be difficult to maneuver, and it can cause damage to the roads.

Imagine a semi-truck traveling at 70 mph trying to quickly stop on the interstate to avoid an accident…this is why there a weight limit! If a commercial truck is over-weight, the state police will require the truck to off-load the extra weight before entering back on the interstate. Any smart mover will weigh their trucks BEFORE getting on the interstate.

Happy Moving! Bonnie

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