Overweight on drive axle ticket after a crash

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  1. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    He's been back as per his profile, just likely nothing to add.
     
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  3. LtlAnonymous

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    My thought was just that the cop probably had a problem with him. That seems like a pile-on ticket.
     
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  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    And maybe not even him. Could be the officer is tired if the company as a whole. Assuming it's a local gravel hauler of course.
     
  5. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    A good point.
     
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  6. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    Let me guess your pulling a set of double bottom dumps with a 3 axle tractor.
     
  7. Powder Joints

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    Post your load weight ticket and well make a better guess.
     
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  8. okiedokie

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    Yd(gravel)=1.25 tons or so. In a hard brake I could see moving a couple of yards in certain trailer(s). If the right conditions existed/skid marks,ect. You might be able to beat the violation. Of course most pits scale the truck for product revenue.
     
  9. AModelCat

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    How was it weighed? Did you continue your trip after the crash and cross the scales? Did they pull out the portables?
     
  10. Fatty McFart

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    Rocks will move. Sometimes when our rock loads are peaking we'll do a brake check to level the load out... Sand is a lot harder to move. Of course, I doubt they would move enough to change your axle weight
     
  11. Fatty McFart

    Fatty McFart Bobtail Member

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    What kind of truck are your hauling rock with? Was it just a straight dump truck or trailer? I haul aggregate materials in a variety of trucks and I've never had my front axle overweight without the whole truck being over. If you're in a truck with drop axles or booster axle you have to adjust the pressure to even out the weight. I'll usually lift the box to level the load anyway. I can't see the load shifting enough to change your axle weight much.
     
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