Durango is this -
Can anyone put a flatbed on this??
To the OP, there were a few cases where the carrier offloaded part of the load, the other party got into an accident and all had been held liable for the accident. There was one in Ohio about 15 or so years ago where pretty much the same thing happened, and the the responsibility for the load rested with the initial carrier as decided by the jury. the Shipper claimed that they insisted that the load was properly loaded and was under the weight limit but the driver scaled the load and it was 6500lbs over the max of the truck/trailer combo. The transfer was made and the partial load went down the road without proper securement, the first driver knew it and said he knew it was dangerous but it wasn't his problem.
Now with your 22 years of experience, you know as much as I know that the Shipper doesn't in any way shape or form tell you as a driver what you can and can not do when it comes down to the safety of the load, the liability sits with the driver, there is no signing off this responsibly. If the load is overweight, and you have to remove some of the product, your responsible to the ensure there is safe transport of the load, it isn't to say 'not my problem'. This was determined by the courts and opened the door for ambulance chasing pos lawyers to make it an industry in order to cash in.
Overweight, loaded with an extra 8000lbs, what would you do?
Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Charlie42, Jan 28, 2023.
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