Results 1 to 3 of 3
Like Tree6Likes
  • 2 Post By RedRollingRoadblock
  • 2 Post By fxstc07
  • 2 Post By Quad Box

Thread: A Few Pounds Overweight

  1. #1
    I Am Rocking Now

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Local Union
    81
    Employer
    Retired; OHFL
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    2,177
    Rep Power
    291

    Default A Few Pounds Overweight

    https://cdllife.com/2017/trucker-hit...pbS8K-ZcIx682Y

    Trucker hit with 85,900 pound overweight ticket

    According to the Pepin County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began on September 7 around 9:30 a.m. when officers were called to the scene of a disabled semi on U.S. Highway 10 near the Pepin/Pierce County Line west of Durand.

    The driver called for assistance that night, but the repair truck was unable to lift the disabled semi because of its weight.

    In the morning, a second repair crew came out. This crew required the assistance of a heavy duty tow truck in order to try to lift the disabled semi enough to change the tires. This attempt to lift the truck also failed.

    At this point, the weight of the truck was clearly an issue, so the tow truck driver contacted to Pepin County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office brought the Wisconsin State Patrol along to assist.
    2631 and fxstc07 like this.

  2. #2
    Retired !

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Local Union
    107
    Employer
    Retired - New Penn
    Location
    South Jersey
    Posts
    14,951
    Rep Power
    335

    Default Re: A Few Pounds Overweight

    Looks like a load I once pulled back form Texas with the first job I held.
    My dispatcher at the time told me to make a pick-up in Mesquite for items the owner of the company had purchased at a bankruptcy sale.
    When I arrived, the people loading the stuff asked where the other truck was. I told them I was it. They said it's 2 loads, at least.
    After a back and forth with dispatch, and presumably with the owner, I was told it's one load, so put it on the truck.
    I went to a local truck stop and weighed in. The scale people laughed at me when I went in to get the scale ticket.
    110,000 gross !

    Well I was then told ... get it home any way you can.
    My first taste of running scales and using every back road on the map.
    I made it home !

  3. #3
    I Am Rocking Now

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Local Union
    Retired
    Posts
    4,758
    Rep Power
    197

    Default Re: A Few Pounds Overweight

    In the late '60s into the early '70s I worked for a guy that had 14 trucks. Five 10 wheelers and 9 three axle trailers All trucks were Autocars. All big engines and all 1200x24 tires. We always carried about 138,000lbs on the semis and 100,000lbs on the ten wheelers. You had to be absolutely level to dump the trailers. Another companys semi smacked into a giant beam on the Mystic river Bridge and it knocked down the top deck. That stoped the overloading and what a difference with less weight or legal weight on those big A'cars. The company I worked for kept the trucks in a one condition and only had one minor accident in five years I was there. The amazing thing was we never got stopped for overloads. Fxstc07 jogged that into my memory with his above post.
    fxstc07 and 222lifer like this.

 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354