Overweight on drive axle ticket after a crash

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  1. Kw97

    Kw97 Bobtail Member

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    Is it legal to get an overweight ticket on axles after a crash ? I recieved a ticket for being overweight on my drive axles and i was hauling rock so theres no telling of the load shifted at the time of the crash . Has this happened to any of yall?
     
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Why would it not be legal? Your correct that it may have shifted, but unless you have proof you were legal like a scale ticket there is no way to know. Also, did you pull it after the wreck? Even a short distance? If so the citation may be for that and not before the wreck.

    Of course that also depends on how bad the wreck was and how hard a breaking occurred before hand. If it was a 5mph fender bender in a parking lot it's unlikely to move. If you rolled over a couple times, yea an over weight citation would be hard on the officer to justify.
     
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  5. Bill51

    Bill51 Heavy Load Member

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    Suspension load gauge.
     
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  6. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Yeah, they like to pile on stuff when someone messed up...
    :)
    If funny how "crashed into" and "crashed into" can have two separate meanings not to mention a "crash".
     
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  7. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    And when was the last time it was calibrated by a certified tech? I'm talking legal here, which requires proof. Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't. But without proof there is no way to know (legally).
     
  8. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Rocks are pretty heavy, and I would not think they would shift that much after a minor crash.
    Minor, because anything very serious would leave the truck as a pile of rubble.

    I would love to see a scale ticket picture of the pre-crash load.
     
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  9. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    If he rolled over a couple times he would not still be driving.
     
  10. D.Tibbitt

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    The rocks may be heavy but they will kill you in a hard break just like anything will if its on a flatbed. I guess it depends what type of rock to. I assumed hes talking about a dump truck and a load of gravel
     
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    I guess he wasn't all that worried about it. He hasn't been back.
     
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