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  1. Catrachotrucker

    Catrachotrucker Light Load Member

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    I was at 80,240 through toll road 476 in PA, I know they check your weight to determine how much they’ll charge you. But does anybody know if they would give me a overweight ticket or would they let it go since it was not at a weigh station?
     
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  3. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    You will not get a ticket.
     
  4. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Light Load Member

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    Did you get a cat scale?
    If you are over a half tank put it on the drive and burn it down.
     
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  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Didnt know they check weight.. Thought it was by axle count
     
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  6. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    Don't worry. They won't give you a ticket. Done it more than a few times.
     
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  7. shawnhhllc

    shawnhhllc Light Load Member

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    Isn’t there a one percent variance ? I cant remember for sure. I would get my cat slip and burn as much fuel as I can.
     
  8. Catrachotrucker

    Catrachotrucker Light Load Member

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    Yup that’s exactly what I did I was over a half tank, delivered the load today with no weigh stations open on my route through I-80
     
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  9. Catrachotrucker

    Catrachotrucker Light Load Member

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    I’m not sure If they do I’ve heard that’s how they determine how much to charge on their toll roads
     
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  10. 650cat425

    650cat425 Heavy Load Member

    Pennsylvania goes by weight. You have to be quite heavy to not get on the turnpike, but I'm not sure exactly what the limit is. Also, when being weighed on portables in Pa, the allow you a 3% variance. If you're registered and legal for 80,000 lbs, you can squeak by up to 82,400. If they get you on a platform, like on I-80 at the 56mm, all bets are off.
     
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  11. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

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    I’ve gone down 476 from the top up off 81 down to the Landsdale exit at the bottom of the “toll” road at 106,000 pounds & never heard a word about it. Would have loved to see their faces when that ez pass bill came in lol
     
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