Border Patrol Checkpoint

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  1. t3mirkan

    t3mirkan Bobtail Member

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    Hi, everyone! I'm currently hauling a CAT escavator my gross weight is 86k and change lbs and I'm a little oversize on the sides. Got permits for everything. And I have to cross border latrol checkpoint in Texas on I-10 Eastbound. I wonder how do they go about oversize/overweight loads. I know the drill with dry van or reefer, they just ask me about my citizenship and I would go about my day. Wonder if this is any different for oversize/overweight since I'm new for the open deck? Been in trucking for 11 years now. Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Shouldn’t be any different than before..
     
  4. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Unless the cab of the unit has some illegals hiding in it that snuck in when you weren't looking, it shouldn't be any different than any other vehicle.
     
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  5. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    You will be fine. You are not the first oversize load to pass through the checkpoint. They know what to do.
     
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  6. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    “Are you a US Citizen?”

    “Yep.”

    “Have a good day.”
     
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  7. LTLTRUCKDRIVER

    LTLTRUCKDRIVER Light Load Member

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    As long as the dog doesn't alert on anything shouldn't be a problem....
     
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  8. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

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    Are you alone in the truck?



    Except for the voices in my head, yes.




    Well, I can't check their citizenship. Have a nice day.




    Actual conversation, one boring day.
     
  9. JolliRoger

    JolliRoger Road Train Member

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    Running team, coming back from CA, co driver experienced, said lets eat in Juarez. We crossed, ate, started back.
    Coming onto US end, he says: I'll do the talking... Me cherry to borders thought: "Fine"...
    So he steps ahead and says: "How ya doing to the gendarme... Gendarme nods and looks at me. I stop and look at him...
    After a moment he says: "Say something." I replied : "Something". He said " Go ahead".
    Back then all they wanted was to hear your American voice. Early 58..
     
  10. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Shouldn’t have said anything.

    Later on after you sit a while you can talk, if they ask why, say “He told me to to say another word or I’d be walking.”
     
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  11. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    I take it your not actually crossing the US/ Mexico border and its just the usual US border patrol checking for illegals? on the I -10. Their job is to check for illegals so you should be fine after they've allowed the sniffer dogs to check your truck.
     
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