Heads Up: Bridge Law Enforcement

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Lilbit, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Lilbit

    Lilbit Road Train Member

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    It's time to start paying attention to the Bridge Laws in the states. The states are apparently starting to actually enforce these.

    My hubby got a ticket a few weeks back for being 10 inches over in the state of Florida. In Tennessee this morning, a driver's axle distance was being measured at a scale house. Guess they are not getting enough revenue from the other stuff.
     
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  3. old-school

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    knoxville got me a few months back. He was cool about though i was three inchs from a ticket and he looked at me and says today is your lucky day. oh i was empty thought that it did not matter but it does.
     
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    Louisiana is one of them.

    The Virginia scales on 64 have numbers on the side for them to check as well.
     
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  5. old-school

    old-school Light Load Member

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    so does the bland va. scales on I77.
     
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  6. Lilbit

    Lilbit Road Train Member

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    Florida is 41 feet, but they will allow you to be over axle on the trailer tandems . . . that's direct from the guy that got my hubby.
     
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    I am medicineman Medium Load Member

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    I have told MANY guys about this over the past few months.
    Seems they think it's ok to run around with a 53 stretched out to the back.

    TN will get your attention for sure.
    That "paper cup" sitting on the curb beside scale is not there by accident.......
     
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  8. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

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    Florida has historically allowed drivers to go up to 40k on the tandems. Although not many people are aware of it.

    Works great, until you go across the state line.

    Not worth it in my book, except to get to a CAT within the state.
     
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  9. Lilbit

    Lilbit Road Train Member

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    A lot of drivers are also unaware that Florida even has a bridge law! :biggrin_2559:

    Everyone my hubby has mentioned it to has responded with 'Florida has a bridge law???'.

    Depending on how heavy you are and how it's loaded, you will be over axle at 41' though. If I remember right, the allow 44K on the tail. I'd have to double check that number with my hubby though. He rolls into Florida at almost 80K a lot of the time.
     
  10. blackw900

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    I love my spread axle.....
     
  11. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

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    Could be 44k on the tail. I've always assumed (cause I was told) 40k. Things change, and folks don't send me the memo's then it's ALL my fault. :biggrin_25512:

    However, gross weight is still 80k unless permitted heavier.
     
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