Overweight Ticket Based on Truck GVWR

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  1. ginogizmo

    ginogizmo Bobtail Member

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    Ok can someone help please i have been driving for seven years the same set up, i have a 2008 dodge ram 3500 4x4 , it weights 8300 pounds my 40 foot trailler weights 5400 empty, im registerd in illinois 26,001 pound thet is a class c license,, i was goint thru mo yesterday i got pulled over at the scale the cop did scal 1 dot inspection , i passed it with no problem, i have a cat scale ticket for 24280, so im under what im register, well not to him he came out with som bs, thet my truck gvwr is 12,200, and my trailler is 20,000 , so he said i cant drive because i weig 32,200, wdf? What should i do???? Any one plese help
     
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  3. TruckerKENNY

    TruckerKENNY Bobtail Member

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    umm you can show the cat scale ticket, show (inside the door jamb) of the truck is a white sticker with the GVWR of the truck, same should apply with the trailer.
     
  4. truckon

    truckon Swamp Thing

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    they go by gvwr of truck + trailer, its really kind of stupid but they can get you on just the weight rating alone. but it is the law.
    what you need is a new vin tag for your trailer, if your truck is 12200, which I believe it is, you need the vin tag on the trailer to be 13800 gvwr.
    must manufacturers will make you a new tag with a lower gvwr for like $40, you just call them and give them the trailer vin.

    Im shocked you got away with it for 8 years, guys get put out of service for that everyday.
     
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  5. truckon

    truckon Swamp Thing

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    I do have to ask why you a running a trailer with a 20k gvwr if you can only haul 12300# legally ???
     
  6. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    License class is determined by the GVWR of the vehicle , not registered weight . You have a combination of 32,000 lbs. and the towed vehicle is ocer 10,000 lbs. GVWR . Clearly requires a Class A .
    http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration-licensing/cdl/cdl.htm
     
  7. 123456

    123456 Road Train Member

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    How can you have a 2008 dodge,

    and have drove it for 7 years ??????
     
  8. revelation1911

    revelation1911 Heavy Load Member

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    You have to have Class A cause of the trailer weight rating.
    You can run Non CDL if you like to keep from having IRP and IFTA.
    But you stilll have to have a CDL A. That one will probably be expensive and if you don't fight it could cause you problems on getting a class A CDL.
     
  9. turnanburn

    turnanburn Medium Load Member

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    What ticket did he get? Sounds like driving a CMV without a CDL. Bad ticket.

    I've often wondered how guys got away with this. Guess "they don't" is the correct answer.
     
  10. Bill104

    Bill104 <b>Pepsiholic</b>

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    Ok I also want to know how you drive a 2008 truck for the last 7 years, is my math that poor.
     
  11. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    I don't understand the truck being registered at 26,001 lbs. That extra pound requires a CDL
     
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