As an example: come spring, the law dictates that certain roads around the counties are reassigned to a lower weight-per-axle rating.
Throughout the year, we would load heavy and I would haul 125 bbls on a two axle 130 barrel tanker-trailer. This was about 12,000 pounds over the legal limit, but they were short hauls and earned $162 per load to the company; $1.30 per bbl.
Come spring, when frost laws came into effect, I could only load about 70 barrels, to be legal, earning $90 per load. And legal we would remain, as the deputies and troopers we’re out far more.