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Idaho weigh stations were a part of the PrePass network, but, thanks to “Big Yellower” for letting us know that they’re back to being a non-Prepass state. Trucks using the Norpass transponder system may receive a signal to bypass but Prepass trucks will always have to pull in for now.

Trucks 26,001 lbs and over (registered weight) must enter Idaho weigh stations. Livestock and Hazmat loads over 10,000 lbs must also weigh- even if they are less than 26,000 lbs.

The weigh stations just east of Boise are fairly modern. The east bound side has a large inspection bay. Other weigh stations in the state are not so modern, to say the least. Most Idaho weigh stations are nothing more than a small building with an axle scale out front.

A note to the novice- DO NOT attempt to travel from Lewiston to Boise on route 95 or 55 if you have a 53 foot trailer- you’re not allowed. To run the Idaho state routes, you have to buy a permit. Once you buy the permit, you can use their formula to determine which routes you are allowed to run. If you have a 53 foot trailer, you won’t be allowed to run routes 95 or 55, so save yourself the headache. The way truckers tell it, if you are headed southbound, you may make it past the scales in Lewiston with no problem. But down the road a ways, an officer will be waiting for you and you will be ticketed and towed out of the state. They don’t play.

The Idaho fuel tax rate is $0.25 per gallon of diesel fuel.

(Montpelier) – 20 eb Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales
This is a pullout only marked as a weigh station, locals say DOT sets up there during the summer about 20% of the time. Ranch Hand truckstop in Montpelier ID west of the scale, Flying J in Cokeville east of the scale

Bonners Ferry Port of Entry 2, route 95 Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales

Cotterel Port of Entry I 84 wb Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales
There is a rest area at the same location as the weigh station after you cross the scale- very limited parking. The phone number to the Cotterel POE may have changed recently- we have included both the old number and the new number. Exit 245 has a Sinclair truck stop east of the Cotterel weigh station.

Cotterel Port of Entry I 84 eb Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales
There is a rest area at the same location after you cross the scale- very limited parking. The phone number to the Cotterel POE may have changed recently- we have included both the old number and the new number. Exit 245 has a Sinclair truck stop east of the Cotterel Port of Entry.

Devils Canyon 95 nb, sb Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales
There is a rest area at mile marker 189 south of the Devil’s Canyon weigh station. There is a pullout at mile marker 219.5 north of the Devil’s Canyon truck scale.

East Boise Port of Entry I 84 eb Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales
Exit 71 has a Boise Stage Stop truckstop east of the scales. There is a Flying J at exit 50A west of the East Boise Port of Entry.

East Boise Port of Entry I 84 wb Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales
Exit 71 has a Boise Stage Stop truckstop east of the East Boise Port of Entry. Exit 50A has a Flying J west of the truck scales.

Hagerman 30 eb wb Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales
The signs for “Weigh Station” have been removed from this rest area. It is no longer marked as a weigh station but it does have a flat, cement section that would be used for portables. There are two historical markers east of the Hagerman weigh station. The historical marker on the east bound side of the road is 2.6 miles east of the truck scale- Thousand Springs and Salmon Falls. The historical marker on the west bound side of the road is 5 miles east of the weigh station- Fishing Falls and Payne’s Ferry.

West of the Hagerman truck scale, there is a closed-down truck stop in Bliss (near the junction of route 30 and I 84).

Hansen (Murtaugh) – US RT 30 wb/eb Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales
This is just a pullout where dot will set up portable scales- it is one scale that weighs trucks headed east and west bound. It’s located on the east bound side of route 30. West bound will come over a blind hill just before the weigh station- so be careful of oncoming traffic when pulling out of the scale. DOT will set up here several times during the harvest times. They will check trucks hauling livestock and farm trucks.

The truck scale is located at the historical marker of the Caldron Linn Historical Site. The sign for the marker reads:
In 1811, the Hunt Party likened the terrific torrent of the Snake three miles east of here to a boiling cauldron. Adding the old Scottish word “Linn,” meaning a waterfall. They had lost a man and a canoe in a roaring chute upstream. Finding worse water ahead, they abandoned river travel. Next year, another explorer said of Caldron Linn, “It’s terrific appearance beggars all description.” Today no road reaches the spot and the name is forgotten.

Haugan Port of Entry I 90 eb Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales
This is a joint Port of Entry for both Idaho and Montana.

Hollister Port of Entry 93 nb sb Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales
This is one weigh station for both directions. They are located on the north bound side of route 93, but they open up for north bound and south bound trucks to enter at the same time.

The phone number for the Hollister POE may have changed recently- we have included both the old phone number and the new one. The second phone number is the number for the Hollister senior inspector. There is a Sinclair gas station with room for truck parking at mile marker 24 south of the Hollister Port of Entry. The Sinclair gas station is open from 7 am to 11 pm. The gates are closed after hours and no overnight parking is allowed. There is a Chevron Twin Stop gas station with room for truck parking at mile marker 27 north of the truck scale.

Horseshoe Bend Port of Entry 55 Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales

Huetier Port of Entry I 90 eb Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales
There is rest area parking just past the scale east of the scale and a Flying J at exit 2 west of the scale.

Inkom Port of Entry (Pocatello) – I 15 nb Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales
Exit 67 has a Ford Johnson truckstop north of the scales and exit 47 (route 30 east) has a Flying J south of the scales.

Inkom Port of Entry (Pocatello) – I 15 sb Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales
Exit 67 has a Ford Johnson truckstop north of the scales and exit 47 (route 30 east) has a Flying J south of the scales.

Lewiston Port of Entry 95 Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales
The Lewiston Port of Entry is one weigh station located in the middle of rt 95 (between north bound and south bound roadways) that services trucks headed both directions.

Thank you, BlackWolf, for the correction! There is a Flying J truck stop west of the Lewiston Port of Entry- you can see the weigh station open/closed sign from the Flying J truck stop.

Lewiston Portable Site 95 Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales

Marsing Port of Entry 95 Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales
This is one weigh station that checks trucks heading north and south bound. The Marsing weigh station is located on the north bound side of route 95. Locals say that the Marsing port of entry is open pretty much all the time for north bound trucks. The Ion Truck Plaza is north of the Marsing Port of Entry at the junction of route 95 and route 55. The Ion Truck Plaza has a very large truck parking lot.

Sage Junction Port of Entry I 15 Idaho Weigh Station Truck Scales
Thanks, Russ M., for this information:
The port is located on the south bound side but north bound trucks must exit and cross over the freeway to enter it also.

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