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2013-09-10: Vehicle and Axle-Load Scales

This 3-day seminar will teach students how to properly inspect and test vehicle and axle-load scales, i.e., perform official examinations by properly applying all applicable NIST Handbook 44 requirements, which are outlined in NIST EPO 13. The sessions will include formal lecture, class discussion, group exercises, audio-visual presentations, and some hands-on practice.

Learning Objectives:

After this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • APPLY applicable requirements and procedures outlined in NIST EPO 13 
  • PERFORM official examinations (inspection and tests) on vehicle and axle-load scales

Technology Requirement(s):

Students should bring a calculator.

Materials & Supplies:

Notebooks and class materials will be provided.


There are no prerequisites for this seminar.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Students must be in attendance for the entire class; participate in all group activities that are planned; and achieve a score of 70 percent or higher on a final exam, which will be administered on the last day of the class. Students who do not fulfill these requirements will not receive a certificate of completion.


State and local weights and measures officials and scale service personnel.


There are no registration fees this seminar.


Richard A. Harshman,
Office of Weights and Measures,
Phone: (301) 975 - 8107
Email: richard.harshman [at] (richard[dot]harshman[at]nist[dot]gov)

Greg Gholston,
MS Department of Agriculture & Commerce,
Phone: (601) 359-1149
Email: gregg [at] (gregg[at]mdac[dot]ms[dot]gov)


NIST Office of Weights and Measures

Maine Department of Agriculture,
Quality Assurance and Regulations

Class Number: 5274

Created July 17, 2013, Updated May 13, 2016