Need your advise with a scale ticket

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  1. CosmoK12

    CosmoK12 Light Load Member

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    Lol good luck proving that. There’s absolutely no correlation between the 2.
    That would be like say it’s the truckers fault because had he started his day an hour later the Tesla would not have crashed into him.
     
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  3. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    Detroit's output to my Data Star is dead accurate for fuel burn. I depend on it far more than the fuel gauge. I know in the past, some manufacturers systems were as unreliable as you point out. But Detroit has it figured out.

    As long as I fuel in the same place, so the slope at the island is the same, it's within a gallon over a tank of fuel.
     
  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    This is easy.

    Never load in Laredo. Especially going to The Commonwealth.
     
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  5. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    Read the link I posted.

    Werner driver did nothing wrong, in fact every investigator said there was nothing he could have done to avoid the accident once the pick up crossed the median.

    Yet Werner got hit with a $90 million judgement. Now imagine Werner had an overweight scale ticket - the lawyers would have had a field day.
     
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  6. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    Move 5th wheel 1 notch forward and go. Simple.
    Of course, the driver has already left Laredo and will probably deliver today or tomorrow, so the solutions are moot.
    And to those who are worried about getting a $90 million dollar lawsuit for being 100 # over on a trailer axle, well best see if your local McDonald's is hiring. You sound to afraid to leave out the front gate.
    Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda.
     
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  7. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    You compared on paper cause last i knew there is no fuel burn meter built into any truck,its all a guess from what the trucks ecu edtamates..
     
  8. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    Do you mean the ECU that’s controlling how much fuel is being injected into the engine? I’d say it has a pretty good idea on what’s being burned.
     
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  9. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    It seems like the driver thought he was stuck because he was over on drives and tandems and seemed unaware of how to fix it. Obviously in this case it's only 100 or 200 lbs., no big deal. But clearly he needs a little advice on how to transfer weight. Next time it might be 1 or 2 thousand over, and now he will know how to fix it.
     
  10. CosmoK12

    CosmoK12 Light Load Member

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    This doesn’t prove anything, you can use one case and say that’s how every case will turn out.
    The fact is the burden of proof would be on the Tesla driver to explain and prove how the extra 100 pounds was the reason for the crash rather than their inattentiveness.
     
  11. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Or the blame could be the tesla software.

    Apparently it's not perfect.
     
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