is an overweight ticket a moving violation?

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  1. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Pennies. Part of business.
     
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    1985 Dad was busted around Romulus Mi. K100 with a 40' trailer 3x9' spread on Ohio plates and no permits. 6 Axle and only 5 recognizable. 153k payload, 5 grand and 3 days in jail. Truck, trailer, and coils impounded, cash bond. Mom and 3 boys in the Bonney wagon went to bail him out. Paid the tow yard cash to reload it. He gave his word to deliver it. That he did.
     
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    Last check I think I have 5 or 6 of them on my record, Colorado records them as "Overweight axles", since they are zero point non-moving, after 10 yrs I can submit to try and have them removed

    Many years ago, we did these loads of plate steel from Midwest, Wyo., they were cutting up empty oil storage tanks and shipping the scrap to China. We were loading them in a 20' container on a 3 axle chassis, the onsite scale wasn't big enough for us to scale as a full length vehicle, so he had to do split weights, which are not legal. Somehow, in counting his fingers and toes, he miscalculated my weight. I had this nice new Mack, 450 hp motor, pulled like the dickens, I got loaded, stretched the chassis out, looked at my suspension gauge (which I wasn't sure how to read yet), figured I was legal and hopped on I-25. The whole way back, I was like "something is wrong with this truck, I have no power on the hills". Got to the scale at Ft. Collins, red light on pre-pass, roll across the scale, they pulled me in. Made me back up, they closed the scale, had me axle it again, and each time I had to wait till the scale settled. 103,400 lbs. Ended shortening the chassis up, parking it to the side of the scale where it sat for 4 days, the customer had to come down with a reach lift and a trailer and unload enough to make it legal. The ticket was $7,500, I had to post a $500 bond upfront cash/credit before they would let me leave.
     
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  5. TripleSix

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    Bootlegging an OSOW? Yessir, you can end up in jail. We had a guy go off route for a bootycall in Illinois. He got arrested and had to post bond for a $70000 fine. Another friend of mine got caught in Baltimore trying to sneak to the port. Arrested and a $16000 fine.

    It’s not about being dangerous. They are insuring that the bootlegger shows up to court.
     
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  6. snowlauncher

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    These are probably the same places where junkies are allowed to shoot up or smoke crack on the steps of the courthouse, police station or city hall without so much as a misdemeanor citation...
     
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    TripleSix God of Roads

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    Smoking crack won’t knock a bridge down or collapse a road.
     
  8. Cowboyrich

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    Give my stepson some crack and a rubber hammer he'll take out Grand Coulee dam looking for the next fix.

    Dipshot would probably start at the bottom!
     
  9. snowlauncher

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    I don't know why I'm questioning the issue. Everything on the internet is true, plus truckers NEVER embellish on their stories.
     
  10. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    I've never been arrested, but have posted cash bond in MI. More than once.

    If you don't like the answers, why ask the question?
     
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