Being that some scale locations require you to scale, go park, then come in to pay, you can imagine that a certain amount of time gets wasted in the shuffle. I know of a specific scale here in SoCal that some may be familiar with where their scale is all the way in the back of there lot, forcing you to find a parking spot when done near the front, then come inside and wait in the long fuel desk line just to pay and get your weight ticket. It was this exact location that led me to finally try out the “Weigh My Truck App” from CAT Scale and in the process, regretted the fact that I hadn’t utilized this app much sooner!
Once you have set up payment information on their web site, it is a very simple tool to use. Once you open the app with your truck on the scale, it will auto-locate which scale you are at. If it’s not able to automatically locate it, you will be prompted to enter the scale site number, which is located on the yellow sign where you usually push the button to contact the weigh master. After the site is determined, it contacts the weigh master for approval, prompts you to approve payment, and then displays a copy of the scale ticket on your mobile device. If you still require a paper copy, it is available inside already paid for through the app, but rest assured it will also email you an official PDF version instantly once you pull off scale that is identical to the paper copy.
With CAT Scale being the preferred scale to use in the trucking industry, mainly due to their policy of standing behind their weight determinations and vast amount of locations nationwide, their “Weigh My Truck” app creates even more streamlining to save our precious minutes as they trickle through the ELD hourglass. Having to scale numerous heavy loads each week, sometimes using the CAT scales daily, this can save what I figure to be 15-20 minutes each time I use the app. With people conducting various transactions at the fuel desk to muck up that line, you can only imagine how good it feels to not have to wait in that line just to pay for a scale ticket! I can’t begin to recommend this app enough to anyone that utilizes CAT Scales in their operations, which has since become a permanent fixture in my mobile device’s digital toolbox!