posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 11:41 AM
reply to post by sprtpilot
As a former lifelong trucker, let me throw out another warning that I imagine many people don't think about. Yoou know those Weigh Stations/Scales
that almost every state has, at almost every state crossing in the nation? Well...Rand McNally makes a special edition of the national map books for
truckers that DO show every one of those scales ...and they are on every state border as a starter. A few have been closed..and some have been moved
over the years.
The point? Watch those scale houses you probably don't even "see" anymore for how common one near you is to pass. They are on the side of all major
roads, isolated with a lot to detain people in (part of their point...for truckers in violation) and modern ones (Super-Coops as truckers call them,
for sheer size and range of facilities) even have holding cells, small lab facilities on site and a small armory in case they need firepower far in
excess of what I figure overblown traffic cops need in a scale.
When you see the scale houses start modifying the layout to accommodate vehicles much LOWER in height? You know the time it's all stopped being
hypothetical and the nightmare arrives is very very close.