Overweight ticket

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by pavrom, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. pavrom

    pavrom Heavy Load Member

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    Is overweight ticket affecting safety score ?
    On the confirmation the weight stated 44-46k , truck scales empty 32k . Driver was getting loaded literally at the field with pallets with sand . After loading driver asked the loader about weight and bol . Loader said around 40k , no bol - make one yourself . Origin was around KC , destination Cummings ga . Around saint Louis he was going through scales and his weight was 84.5k . Who's fault it is - i mean my overlooking or driver ? I asked the driver how come he didn't feel that he is heavy - his answer was the truck pulls so strong and good that he didn't feel it .
    I suggested him to go though scale at the nearest truckstop next time if he is not sure about his weight . Just want to hear some advices or opinions .
     
  2. pavrom

    pavrom Heavy Load Member

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  3. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    Get an air pressure weight gauge. I have one for the fith wheel. 84k I would feel it. You could have scaled for 12 bucks.
     
  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Always the responsibility of the driver to scale out. It takes 5 minutes and u can do it on ur phone nowadays. There is not many places where u will hit a coop before a cat scale or atleast a cat scale in the area. Me personally i think it should be on the shipper in a perfect world but as drivers we all know its our responisibility
     
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  5. Mattmanstroked

    Mattmanstroked Light Load Member

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    I would have stopped at the first scales I could find and weighed. Sand is heavy especially wet sand.
     
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  6. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    And there is a #### ton of scales in kansas city
     
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  7. Snake Farmer

    Snake Farmer Light Load Member

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    Wow, you were to cheap to buy a load gauge, so you ended up getting busted. That's a good deal

    Maybe if youd get the right equipment and get better drivers youd have an extra $1100 in your pocket right now
     
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  8. pavrom

    pavrom Heavy Load Member

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    When i was driving i was feeling all the time when i am heavy .... First time overweight ticket . Wanted to know how to handle it right way . Kinda high dollar damage if it has to come from his pocket - dont have any issues with him yet . He is hardworking family guy.
     
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  9. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    You are lucky driver did not get poped in MO. or trailer would have been unloaded at coops before driver been allowed to leave?
     
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  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    We all are hardworking family men , but there is no reason for being to lazy to scale something out. There is #### near a scale on every corner in KC
     
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