Mini-sites are designed as safe locations for portable scale operations and are strategically located on highways with an above-average volume of commercial vehicle traffic to screen vehicles that may use alternative routes to avoid CVEFs.
The site should include an area designed for truck inspections and may be randomly used by mobile road CHP enforcement officers.
Operational equipment for mini-sites is normally transported to the site. Truck traffic is directed into the site by traffic control signs and devices.
Mini-site locations are under the command of the facility CHP commander or Division Special Services Commander who has supervisory responsibility for the CHP officers using the site.