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Scales can be a truck driver’s best friend or worst enemy depending on who’s doing the weighing and how heavy the trailer is. Truck-stop scales can be useful if you are concerned that you will pass a DOT weigh station with an overloaded trailer. However, in some cases it’s not always easy to reach a scale and you’ll need to make the best decision based on distance, fuel, scheduled delivery, etc. Watch this video to hear some advice from a real-life truck driver on scaling out your truck after a pickup.

Weight restrictions are just one of the many things you’ll have to worry about as a truck driver. Fortunately, you can learn all of the ins and outs of professional commercial driving by enrolling in licensed truck driving school in Portland. From practical driving skills to career advice, you’ll learn everything you need to know in truck driving school to earn your CDL and start a successful career as a truck driver. If you have questions, contact Elite Truck School at (503) 616-5917. Elite Truck School is one of the premier truck driver training providers in the Pacific Northwest.