40 pounds over on trailer axles do you return to shipper to get re-adjusted .. again?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Trygg, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. Trygg

    Trygg Light Load Member

    Feb 11, 2014
    The West
    Scenario is this. It's been an all day affair of getting weighed and reweighed. Going back to the shipper to get the load adjusted and they say just slide the fifth wheel forward. Slid forward doesn't do sh** for the trailer axles. Go back and get weighed, same issues. Tandems are slid back to the max they can go to be legal. Went back to shipper again, this time they finally adjusted the load. Went back and got reweighed, now I'm only 40 pounds over on trailer. Once again, I'm at the max of everything that I can adjust, only way to fix... a measly 40 pounds is to go back to the wonderful shipper... again. They're tired of seeing me, I'm tired of seeing them, 6 miles to scale and 6 miles back is getting ridiculous. I know everyone by name now.... My trainer says to go back and get it adjusted, I'm thinking yea, you go ##### do it then. He's been in the sleeper for over 26 hours now!!

    What's the verdict? Do you lose your license, and get a bazillion kagillion dollar fine from dot if you're just 40 pounds over weight on one axle??? Or does my trainer have his head waayyy to far up his #####? I'm soooo tired....:biggrin_2553:
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  3. Cowmobile

    Cowmobile Medium Load Member

    May 9, 2011
    The hammer lane....
    I'd roll with it, but, I'm sure all the safety officers, and by the book Billy's on here will tell you other wise..
  4. AL_Dutch

    AL_Dutch Bobtail Member

    Jun 30, 2013
    Hit the brakes a couple a times hard enough to make load shift forward enough to move 40 pounds....:biggrin_25525:
  5. 8thnote

    8thnote Road Train Member

    Aug 12, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    Run it. You'll be fine. I seriously doubt you'd get hasseled for 40 lbs. and even if you did, it would be a very very small fine. Overweight tickets do not carry any points on CSA, so that is not a concern.
  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Sounds like one of those ceramic tile loads.
  7. 2009GMC

    2009GMC Light Load Member

    Jan 19, 2011
    I would go with it and wouldn't sweat it. I've ran with way more than that.
  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Run it. That ain't worth losing a minutes sleep over.
  9. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    You are sweating 40 freakin pounds???
    Fly young driver fly put that B#@ch in the wind and go
  10. Boardhauler

    Boardhauler Road Train Member

    Dec 21, 2008
    Ballin' in it for Shakey
    CA gives you a 200 pound scale tolerance & I believe that's by statute. I would never worry about 40 pounds in any state.
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  11. Ebola Guy

    Ebola Guy Heavy Load Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Manitowoc, WI
    Throw that trainer out, that should get you 250 - 300 lbs to play with.

    Just kidding, of course.
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