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All commercial vehicles over 5 tons (10,000 lbs) are required to cross the scales if the weigh station is open in Ohio. This includes combination vehicles- meaning if your truck and trailer together weigh more than 5 tons, you are required to weigh.

PrePass trucks that receive a green light in Ohio must still enter an open weigh station if they are pulling an oversize/overweight (even permitted) load.

Ohio used to have a split speed limit for most of the state’s freeways- 65 for cars and 55 for trucks. Many truckers thought this would never change but now most of Ohio’s roadways have just one speed limit for both cars and trucks.

The split speed limit ended first up the Ohio turnpike when the turnpike authority changed it to 65 for cars and for trucks. Toll rates increased dramatically between 1982 and 1999. Many truckers refused to pay the high rates. Governor Taft and the Ohio Turnpike commission decided to lower the tolls and increase the speed limits to draw the truck’s back onto the turnpike from the side roads. Part of the plan to get truckers to use the Ohio turnpike more was increasing the enforcement of weight laws on the side roads.

The Ohio turnpike has an overall length limit on tractor-trailer combinations of 75 feet. Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs) can be up to 90 feet long. The weight limit for one axle is 21,000 lbs, for a tandem (less than 8 ft spacing) 34,000 lbs and overall gross weight limit of 90,000 lbs (provided your axle weights are within turpike standards). The Ohio Turnpike Commission increased toll rates for all vehicle classes effective January 1st, 2007. Truckers are paying an additional $2.50 to cross the length of the Ohio toll road on top of the $25.75 or $31.00 (depending on which weight class) they were already paying.

There is information online that the Ohio State Highway Patrol plans to close many of the existing weigh stations in the near future. This is not necessarily accurate. The highway patrol is working with the Ohio DOT to determine what the current trucking lanes are compared to what they were when the Ohio weigh stations were originally built. Many of Ohio’s weigh station are in need of repair or upgrades. So, they are analyzing whether it may be more cost effective to build new weigh stations in other locations and close some of the existing scales (rather than making repairs to poorly placed weigh stations).

Ohio State Patrol has a reputation for being tough on speeding truckers, but you won’t see them hiding behind walls or trees waiting to shoot someone in the rear with the laser gun. They sit in the center median. At night, they sit with their headlights on. If you get caught, it’s because you aren’t paying attention, not because they were sneaky.

The Ohio fuel tax rate is $0.28 per gallon of diesel fuel. The fuel tax is supposed to increase $0.03 per gallon every 2 years according to legislation passed in 2003.

Ashland County I 71 sb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
This weigh station is currently closed. There are no plans to reopen this weigh station though Commercial Vehicle Enforcement patrols may use the location to perform truck inspections.

Lat: 40 52 55 N
Lon: 82 11 57 W Exit 204 has a Pilot truck stop north of the Ashland County truck scale.

Ashtabula County I 90 wb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
The Conneaut, Ohio, truck scale is a combination weigh station and rest area. There is a Flying J truck stop at exit 223 and a TA travel center at exit 235 west of the Ashtabula County weigh station.

Clinton County I 71 nb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
Exit 32 has a Country Kitchen restaurant with truck parking and there is a rest area at mile marker 34 south of the Clinton County weigh station. There is a small Pilot truck stop at exit 50 north of the truck scale.

Clinton County I 71 sb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
There is a small Pilot truck stop at exit 50 and a rest area at mile marker 34.5 south of the Clinton County weigh station.

Delaware County I 71 nb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
This weigh station is currently closed and is slated to remain closed- no longer in use. There is a rest area at mm 127.5 south of the former truck scale and Flying J and Pilot at exit 131 north of the weigh station.

Guernsey County (Cambridge) – I 70 eb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
Exit 186 Senecaville, large truck parking area and a Go Mart truck stop east of the Cambridge weigh station. Exit 178 has a small Pilot east of the scales, but there is very little parking in there.

Guernsey County (Cambridge) – I 70 wb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
Lat: 39 59 43 N
Lon: 81 40 10 W Exit 186, Senecaville, has a large truck parking area and a Go Mart truck stop east of the Cambridge weigh station. Exit 178 small Pilot east of the scales, but there is very little parking there.

Hamilton County I 74 eb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
In August 2006 this Hamilton County weigh station was temporarily closed due to freeway construction. It’s back in business now. There is a rest area in Indiana at mile marker 151.5 west of the truck scale. There is a small Shell gas station with diesel islands and several truck parking spots at exit 3 in Ohio east of the weigh station- the exit is Dry Fork Road. You’ll go off the exit, turn right and get ready to turn right on the side street (no street sign) before the light. If you miss the turn, go to the light at Harrison Ave. and turn right, but you will come around to the Shell and you will need to turn right on that same side street to get to the truck parking entrance.

Hancock County I 75 sb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
Rumor has it that this weigh station was hit by lightening and is now permanently closed. But according to Ohio State Police at the Findlay head quarters, the weigh station hasn’t been hit by lightening. The concrete supports around the scale platform have deteriorated over time, and they are doing repairs. The scale was shut down in the summer of 2006 and is not expected to be reopened until November of 2007 due to the financial burden. But it IS expected to be reopened. The weigh station is agetting a new truck scale as well as a new weigh bridge- which is the foundation below the scale. The old weigh bridge that is being replaced was 30 years old. A routine inspection of the weigh bridge found erosion, so they shut the scale house down.

As of November 7, 2008, officers tell us that the weigh station is still closed down. There is a Pilot at exit 164 and a Petro at exit 167 north of the Hancock County weigh station. There is a Flying J and a Pilot at exit 135 south of the scale.

Lake County I 90 eb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
According to Ohio DOT it is closed, but DOT says that local authorities may be using it from time to time. The weigh station can only be accessed from the local lanes. Where 271 comes in to I 90, truckers who are already on the freeway can choose to travel in the express lanes. There is no way to exit to the weigh station from the express lanes. Ohio DOT does not show a weigh station in this location.

Medina 18 eb wb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
Thanks, twofatguys, for the information about this weigh station! The weigh station is located 5.5 miles west of I 71 on route 18.

THIS IS AN ACTIVE WEIGH STATION- EXPECT IT TO BE OPEN!

The weigh station is located on the east bound side of route 18. The weigh station entrance is the west entrance. The exit is to the east, so west bound trucks must pass the first weigh station access road and take the next road into the weigh station.

Thanks to Jim S. for providing this Lat/Lon info for us:
N 41.15127A°, W 81.90029A° Thanks to Jim S. for letting us know that there is a small Stop N Go truck stop about 1.5 miles west of the Medina truck scale with enough parking for around 15 trucks but no public scale to weigh your truck before you get to the state scale.

Medina County (Akron) – I 76 eb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
This weigh station is currently closed. There are no plans to use this weigh station to weigh trucks though the mobile patrol units may use this location to perform inspections. They have the entrance blocked off- you cannot park at the east bound Wadsworth truck scale.

Lat: 41 1 52 N
Lon: 81 48 15 W TA and Pilot at exit 1 on I 76 which is also exit 209 on I 71 west of the scales

Medina County (Akron) – I 76 wb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
The east bound weigh station is closed, but the west bound Wadsworth scale is open as much as ever.

Lat: 41 2 0 N
Lon: 41 48 8 W
(estimated) TA and Pilot at exit 1 on I 76 which is also exit 209 on I 71 west of the scales

Preble county I 70 eb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
exit 156B in Indiana has a Petro and exit 10 in Ohio has a TA and a Pilot, there is a rest area after the scale at mm 3

Ross County 23 nb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
There is a Pilot truck stop 14 miles north of the Ross County weigh station. It is on the east side of route 23 (right turn) at Pittsburgh Road (there is a light at Pittsburgh Road).

Ross County 23 sb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
There is a Pilot truck stop 14 miles north of the Ross County weigh station. It is on the east side of route 23 (right turn) at Pittsburgh Road (there is a light at Pittsburgh Road).

Streetsboro 14, 43, 303 Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
This weighing location is owned by the city of STreetsboro and used for enforcement by local authorities. Ohio State Patrol does not operate or use this scale.

Trumbull County (Hubbard) – I 80 wb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
Lat: 41 9 55 N
Lon: 80 37 46 W
(estimated) Exit 234 has a Flying J truck stop and Truck World east of the Hubbard weigh station. There are several truck stops west of the truck scale in Girard.

Tuscarawas County I 77 nb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
This weigh station is currently blocked off by fences- no open access to the weigh station. There is a Gulliver’s Travel Plaza at exit 101 north of the Tuscarawas County weigh station.

Tuscarawas County I 77 sb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
This weigh station is currently blocked off with fences- no open access to the weigh station. There is a Gulliver’s Travel Plaza at exit 101 north of the Tuscarawas County weigh station.

Van Wert County 30 eb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
There is a Sunoco with truck parking, a Utility trailer and repair shop and a Mack/Volvo dealer on route 30 at the junction with I 469 west of the Van Wert County weigh station. There isn’t anywhere to park before you get to the station unless you pull onto the shoulder. There is a Flying J and a Pilot truck stop on route 30 at the junction of I 75 east of the truck scale.

Wood County I 75 nb Ohio Weigh Station Truck Scales
Petro at exit 167, Fuel Mart at exit 168 has NO PARKING available, south of the scale, rest area at mm 179 north of the scale

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