Any suggestions would be helpful. I have a strange load on my trailer, seemingly stuck there for now. Freight was supposed to be “wrapped sheets of metals”. Got to pickup and they started loading sheets one by one. 97 sheets and 4 hours later, all on. I asked a few times for confirmation on the weight. Everyone said “yep, weights correct, you’re all good.” Headed off to a weigh station 20 miles down and could feel the weight was way off. So, it puts me 800” overweight. Called the shipper, he said “just bring it, I’ll pay any tickets or tires blown”. Righhhtt..Broker who set it up says “shippers problem, not mine.” Rate con from the broker outlines the weight and number of sheets, and it is 12000lbs off. It’s valuable freight, so I’m curious why they don’t hire a forklift to come out half on a different truck and get their freight delivered. I’m sure this has happened many times, a first for me where I’m not legal to move due to the weight error. Any suggestions?
Overweight, loaded with an extra 8000lbs, what would you do?
Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Charlie42, Jan 28, 2023.
Page 1 of 8
Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds
Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.
Concorde Road Train Member
- Jun 29, 2016
Are you currently oos at a weight station for being overweight?
Your post is imo..confusingSiinman, snowwy, Opendeckin and 5 others Thank this.
Professor No-Name Road Train Member
Never rely on what shipper says weight is. When in doubt scale at a cat scale. I would even go so far as to say if you have to then go around any state dot scales if need be to get to a cat scale. Dot will not accept any excuse you have for not being legal, so get it legal or make em rework the load if ya can't.Vampire, The Railsplitter, Charlie42 and 1 other person Thank this.
Jubal Early Times Road Train Member
So you’re 800 pounds over gross? I don’t see a problem.High Stepper, Opus, Oxbow and 3 others Thank this.
800 pounds and you want them to truck a forklift to you to offload it on to another truck? I'm sure the broker and the shipper will get right on that LMAO. Heck the Pope may even step in to help!
Seriously just run the load. The overweight fine is the cost of doing businessCatmando, Phoenix Heavy Haul, Opendeckin and 4 others Thank this.
800 pounds is a dilligaf as far as I’m concerned,Opus, Oxbow, Opendeckin and 5 others Thank this.
dptrucker Road Train Member
- May 14, 2012
they might have put him oos.
I know Maryland just sends a ticket for overweight. Unless you're over 100k gross. Then you're made to remove the extra, and they will send you a ticket.
High Stepper, LameMule, AModelCat and 12 others Thank this.
TripleSix God of Roads
Rideandrepair, The Railsplitter and Charlie42 Thank this.
- Apr 10, 2009
Page 1 of 8