65k, 4 chains, good to go

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  1. W900AOwner

    W900AOwner Heavy Load Member

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    And you're 100% correct with that statement.
     
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  3. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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    I don’t necessarily like to argue but I am experienced at it. Ohio DOT are no different than California and I won’t waste hours arguing but I will make them do it in court. Not much is settled on the side of the road but it is in court.
     
  4. Humblepie

    Humblepie Pontificator

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    I don’t particularly want to deal with them, but I will spend all day with them to prove I’m right. Mainly because I’m tired of being treated like #### by them because I drive a truck.
     
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  5. W900AOwner

    W900AOwner Heavy Load Member

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    Very well stated. There's plenty of those biased anti-truck robe-wearing individuals around these parts for sure. They can cost you $$$ if they desire to.
     
  6. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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    Maybe, a lawyer can get past most of that. The fact is without a specific law you violated they don’t have a leg to stand on.
     
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  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    That’s one nice thing about running the same route every day like we do in the LTL business. I have a reputation down there now for having my #### together, plus never being heavy when I hit a scale.

    They do love Western Express down that way though. I always see their trucks pulled on the lot.
     
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  8. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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    Fine for a OTR driver but if you make multiple moves a day and we’ll see.
     
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  9. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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    And it’s the same here, there’s exactly one truck in our area that looks like mine and they know me. They know legal and they honestly don’t bother me but the ones who know me know I’ll see them in court.
     
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  10. johndeere4020

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    If you defend yourself maybe but a lawyer can eliminate a lot of that.
     
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  11. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    We do a lot of local moves and time spent arguing is time lost, load lost, revenue lost.
    We're not in business to make a point, we're in business to make money.
    A couple of extra chains or straps...when necessary...is cheap insurance against getting stopped and hassled.

    But...each to his own. If it works for you, in the area you haul, and keeps your local cops off your back, go for it,
     
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