ga overweight ticket question

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by panhandlepat, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    i got a msg on q'comm a minute ago:
    patrick, Ga overweight fine 133 $$ ....etc...

    i didnt get pulled in and told i was over!
    my questions are
    1 could there be some confusion on ga's or usa's end
    2 do they not pull you around back if you aren't over by much
    3 my student missed an open scale last week, dont remember where, could this be a fine for driving by an open scale
  2. 379 Peterbilt

    379 Peterbilt Medium Load Member

    Nov 12, 2005
    Do you remember what you weighed at that time, roughly? It's been 12 years since I got an overweight ticket in Ga. Back then it was 1 penny per pound. 1500 pounds over cost me $15.

    Now, as with everything under the sun, the cost has risen

    Zero to 1,000 pounds overweight is 0.8 cents per pound

    Plus 1.5 cents per pound next 2,000 pounds overweight.

    Plus three cents per pound next 2,000 pounds overweight.

    Plus four cents per pound next 3,000 pounds overweight.

    Plus five cents per pound for all excess weight over 8,000 pounds

    Unsure about getting a ticket for blowing the chickenhouse, then getting an OVERWEIGHT ticket. I'd think the ticket would say what the weight was. I can't wait to see how this turns out. I'm curious now.

    BTW, what exact chickenhouse did your student blow?
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  3. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    it was a week or 2 ago so neither of us can remember where it was he ran by the coop.
    i didnt get pulled in and written a ticket so i don't know weight.
    i'm wondering if what USA is calling an "overweight" ticket is actually from them zapping him with camera for blowing scale.
  4. bbkeo

    bbkeo Light Load Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    winston salem nc
    I would call USA on monday and ask them about it. If you got a ticket you would know.
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  5. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    thats what i'm thinkin', i want time/date so i can verify it with my log book. LOL
  6. crazy35752

    crazy35752 Light Load Member

    May 23, 2006
    georgia charges fives cents a pound now, but if they give you the green light to go dont see how they could give you a ticket plus I would want proof first
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  7. Ken Worth

    Ken Worth Medium Load Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Great Plains
    If you're overweight, they'd tell you to park and come in with your paperwork,wouldn't they? They might even give you a free inspection to go with it?
  8. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    you would think:biggrin_25525:
  9. Lurchgs

    Lurchgs Road Train Member

    Feb 13, 2008
    Denver, CO
    yeah, but then... this is Georgia y'all are talking about.
  10. Lugnut1968

    Lugnut1968 Light Load Member

    Mar 19, 2008
    Newnan Ga

    I know of one driver (reliable guy) that got a heavy ticket in about the same manner. When he looked into it he found out the prepass system was sufficient enough proof to give him a heavy ticket after he blew by the scales. The only difference was he actually had the red light and not the green and they tacked on additional fees for bypassing on red. Maybe Ga is starting a pilot program for auto issuing heavy tickets via the prepass system. Heck, thats where it is all heading anyway. George Orwell had it right years ago... Big Brother rules the roost.
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