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Alabama Weigh Station & DOT Information

Alabama state weigh station map

Total Weigh Stations & Truck Scales: 12

Alabama has only one physical weigh station of the traditional type. But they have several other non-traditional scales. These are weigh-in-motion plates in the road. Off to the side of the freeway you will see a building that looks like a shack. The officer will be watching and knows which truck was being weighed and will pull out and pull you over on an off-ramp.

PrePass trucks that receive a green light in Alabama still must enter the open weigh station if they have an oversize/overweight (even permitted) load, livestock load, bulk fuel load, or agricultural load.

The Alabama fuel tax rate is $0.212 per gallon of diesel. Alabama’s fuel tax includes a $0.02 per gallon inspection fee. Cities and counties may also tax the fuel sold in their areas- anywhere from $0.005 to $0.06 per gallon of diesel fuel.

Over-Gross Weight Tolerance: Premium Content

Over-Gross Weight Procedures: Premium Content

Interstate Weight Limits: Premium Content

State Route Weight Limits: Premium Content

Overweight Fines and Consequences: Premium Content

Dodging the Scales: Premium Content

Important Phone Numbers:
State Highway Patrol General Info (DPS): 334-242-4371
Overweight/Oversize Permits (ALDOT): 334-242-6358
Motor Carrier Services (IRP/IFTA): 334-242-2999
Trip Permits/Fuel Permits: 334-353-9135
Motor Carrier Safety Unit: 334-242-4395
Motor Carrier Enforcement: 334-242-5775
Alabama Traffic Service Center: 866-954-9399
PrePass: 800-773-7277


Weigh Station Name Highway / Route Mile Truck Scale Location
Heflin (New Hopewell) I 20 – wb 209 New Hopewell (GA Border)
Heflin (New Hopewell) I 20 – eb 214 New Hopewell (GA Border)
Sunflower RT 43 – nb Sunflower
Sunflower RT 43 – sb Sunflower
Birmingham I 20 I 59 – nb 100 Birmingham (west of Birmingham)
Birmingham I 20 I 59 – sb 100 Birmingham (west of Birmingham)
Athens I 65 – nb 355.5 Athens
Athens I 65 – sb 355.5 Athens
Morris I 65 – nb 278 Morris
Morris I 65 – sb 278 Morris
Orion RT 231 – nb sb 92 Orion
Dothan (Midland City) RT 231 – sb 29 Midland City