Overweight ticket

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

  1. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

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    I have a factory installed suspension gauge on my tractor that is always right on the money and also have digital scales on tractor and the trailer. I bought these AppWeigh sensors recently because they are dirt cheap and install in minutes. You need to calibrate them first and always need to be on level ground to get an accurate reading. If your driver keeps the same tractor and trailer you can put them on both. The app on the smart phone is free. There may be other options that are better, but these are easy. I suggest you weigh each load for a while until you are confident these work correctly.
     
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  3. Ridgeline

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    Lighten up ... my god the driver needs to learn how to deal with this crap, most don't get that you don't leave without confirming what's being put on the truck or at least scaling.

    As for the score, don't worry about it, I don't think it would matter, just take steps to prevent it going forward.

    If you make an investment in on board scales, get a good one.
     
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  4. Powder Joints

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    It's the drivers fault, you always scale loads that close to Legal Gross, plus if you don't know super sacks weight about 2500 lbs each varies some depending on the size of the sand, 60 sand weights out different than 12 or 16 sand would.
    If you took over driving the load from another driver who for what ever reasons did not weight it including the axle weights, than the fault continues to you.
    Sand is dense is it is going to be heavy.
    probably would load 2,1,2,1,22 type pattern to axle out. just a guess from lot's of loads.
     
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  5. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Road Train Member

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    We have a company policy, scale anything over 30k so we can adjust tandems accordingly. Company pays for it. Policy saved me from going down the road with a GVW of 84k once, and proved to me that I suck at estimating where to set my tandems more times than I care to admit.
     
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    12 bucks is a cheap alternative. I have wanted to skip it before on loads I thought I knew, and was very glad to be able to send the ticket to CAT, and if there wrong they do pay you back.
     
  7. Milr72

    Milr72 Medium Load Member

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    I think you should be able to voice your opinion without sounding like a 16 year old bully.
     
  8. Snake Farmer

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    Are you referring to your own comment then?

    I'll be honest, I really dont give a #### what you think, but you are entitled to think it no matter how much of a crybaby it makes you look like.
     
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  9. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    Overweights were taken off the CSA 'score' list years ago.
     
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  10. shatteredsquare

    shatteredsquare Road Train Member

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    they do that? what if it's an overweight tanker?
     
  11. shatteredsquare

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    that's good to know
     
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