Oversized load

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by elvy, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Don't forget to sign the permits.
     
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  2. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Funny you mention that. I do not remember ever signing a permit and have never had the subject brought up.
     
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  3. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Colorado likes to look for that kind of stuff. :)
     
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  4. frito bandito

    frito bandito Light Load Member

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    Just know, per the permit, your speed is limited to 55MPH in AZ. Just saying.
     
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  5. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Here it just depends on the load, a little 9'2" load would be posted speed, but I haul some with a 45 max speed on them. There are times that the dot will check our logs on the return trip to make sure we logged it at the permitted speed. lol
     
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  6. SidewaysBentHalo

    SidewaysBentHalo Medium Load Member

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    Or to have the red ink pen. Think it was Alabama that wanted that signature in blood red.
     
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  7. Humblepie

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    Still do
     
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  8. Rooster1291979

    Rooster1291979 Road Train Member

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    Someone once told me it was to see if the driver really read the permit. Seems pointless.
     
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  9. SidewaysBentHalo

    SidewaysBentHalo Medium Load Member

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    Well thats one way to look at it. I happened to get permit checked about 15 or so miles from my drop by Alabama's finest. I beat him to the punch and said i know its signed in black however i tried to find a red pen along the route when i stopped at the truck stops and didn't find one. Pretty much cut me loose right after he read it.
     
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  10. MartinFromBC

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    It is fairly common to have speed restrictions anywhere when overweight or over size. I regularly get restricted to 80 kms/hr, or 90 kms/hr, depending on the hwy I will be on, and my load. Maximum speed limit signs are irrelevant for me frequently.
     
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