What do you full timers OTR/Other pay average per year for DOT fines

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  1. Labrador

    Labrador Light Load Member

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    What do you full timers OTR/Other pay average per year for DOT fines? (Overweight, paperwork, some other issue)

    What can a single ticket cost?
     
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  3. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    Zero is my average.
    Just run legal, or take the scenic route.
     
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  4. '88K100

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    Nothing. Take the time to appear legal. Most tickets are due to general laziness and stupidity IMO
     
  5. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    And giving dot an excuse to look further, like speeding or tailgating.
     
  6. zinita17601

    zinita17601 Road Train Member

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    I get charged by the mile,dot sends me an invoice every quarter,i put the check in the mail and done.green light at every weight station.
     
  7. 6wheeler

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    Thousands of dollars. Everything noted on the FMCSA website causes insurance rates to increase every year. If anyone trys to tell you anything different then they simply don't know how insurance works
     
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  8. Labrador

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    lol
     
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  9. Labrador

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    Glad to see most people do not seem to get pulled over and fined all that often.
     
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  10. Moose1958

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    One thing that can get VERY expensive quickly is oversize and overweight violations. I know several drivers that after making deliveries at Coke in Norfolk got dinged by VDOT for the below!

    What is now the westbound lane of the HRBT was at one time all that was there. There is NO wiggle room in that tunnel. Because I-64 is a MAJOR connection in the Hampton Roads area the VDOT is VERY tough!

    It's a bit interesting I noticed this topic. I also was asked in a private message about the HRBT a few days ago. Virginia code 46.2-1110 is tough on this! AND they are serious!

    No loaded or unloaded vehicle shall exceed a height of 13 feet, six inches. --------

    The Department of Transportation may install and use overheight vehicle optical detection systems to identify vehicles that exceed the overhead clearance of the westbound tunnel of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel on Interstate 64.-----------

    Any person who drives or attempts to drive any vehicle or combination of vehicles into or through any tunnel when the height of such vehicle, any vehicle in a combination of vehicles, or any load on any such vehicle exceeds that permitted for such tunnel, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, in addition, shall be assessed three driver demerit points. In addition, the driver of any such vehicle shall be fined $1,000, of which $1,000 shall be a mandatory minimum. For subsequent offenses, the owner of any such vehicle shall be fined $2,500, of which $2,500 shall be a mandatory minimum.

    A violation of this section shall be deemed for all purposes a moving violation.
     
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