320lbs overweight on drives, run it?

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  1. Moneyhungrytrucker

    Moneyhungrytrucker Light Load Member

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    320lbs overweight on drives, run it? I already slide the tandems as far forward towards the tractor as they will go.
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    if u got an apu ur already legal... thats about 40 gallons of fuel, regardless.
     
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  4. WHY NOT

    WHY NOT Light Load Member

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    pretty sure it would have to be more than that to get a ticket anyways. Then again i haul bulk and rarely axle out just right so im pretty used to it, I just tend to avoid certain places.
     
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  5. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Where are you? Most places I would run with it. Or, if you know how, you can use a 4" strap to slide the rear most skid back to the doors and use a load lock to keep it from sliding back forward. Takes about 15 mins if you know what your doing.
     
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    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Run it. You burn the fuel and you will be legal. Fuel is a little over 7lbs a gallon. Depending on outside temperature as much as 7.5. Always round up to 8lbs per gallon to be safe. I doubt DOT would write you for 320 over
     
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  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Run it. That’s not worth sweating.

    Worry about that when it’s more than 1000 lbs.
     
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  8. Moneyhungrytrucker

    Moneyhungrytrucker Light Load Member

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    I am in Indiana, I should have scaled it near the shipper, but I knew I was well under 80,000 gross, I didn't think it would be a problem. Got 400 miles down the road and scaled it only to find out its 320lbs overweight on drives, and cant slide the tandems forward towards the tractor anymore. I normally always scale, this time I got lazy, I made a mistake, next time I am scaling near the shipper.
     
  9. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Just run it... Had you done the same thing but were over 1K then you could you a stap to slide a skid or 2 back to the doors and thus would solve the problem... While leaving the tandems allbthebway forward
     
  10. Moneyhungrytrucker

    Moneyhungrytrucker Light Load Member

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    I pretty much did run it most of the way already .... LOL .... I guess I am just worried about hitting a weight station now.
     
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    Moneyhungrytrucker Light Load Member

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    No APU
     
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