It’s a common misconception in the hot shot business that HOS rules don’t apply, but when moving commercial freight they do. Drivers may be required to run log books too, but they often don’t. Many drivers don’t even know if they’re required to stop at scales.
Do pickups with trailers need to stop at weigh stations?
Yes, all trucks, with the exception of pickup trucks hauling recreational trailers that exceed 1 ton, must stop at a weight inspection station for weighing. No. Only agricultural vehicles, specialty vehicles, and commercial vehicles with a GVWR exceeding 10,000 pounds are required to stop.
Do hotshot drivers have to keep a log?
All applicable hotshot drivers and carriers must comply with the ELD mandate. Drivers should be aware of their responsibility to keep Records of Duty Status (RODS), electronic logs, and maintain their electronic logging devices (ELD).
Who has to stop at Mississippi weigh station?
What states require rental trucks to stop at weigh stations?
|Minnesota||Yes||“All vehicles with a GVW rating in excess of 10,000 lbs. must stop.”|
|Missouri||Yes||Vehicles with a GVWR greater than 18,000 lbs. must stop.|