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1936 International Scale Truck Arrives at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum

1936 International Scale Truck Arrives at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
October 30, 2008

1936 International Scale Truck
This 1936 International was built to travel around the United States and test public scales. Before 1935, the scales were not correctly monitored and the federal government wanted to start a program to check the accuracy of public scales. There were 18 trucks built for this task. Trucks where built from 1935-1937 and this is one of four built 1936.
The operator would use the truck’s crane to place fifteen 1,000-pound weights on the scale and record weather or not the scale was accurate. When the final reports were tallied at the end of the program in May 1941, it was determined that an astounding 71.2% of the scales were inaccurate and it became obvious that national standards and monitoring was needed.
This truck was in service from November 5, 1936 to May 17, 1941.

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