User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-25-2021, 02:00 AM
not in front yard's Avatar
Rookie
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default $987 overweigh fine (drop axle)

I was given a 4 axle tractor to transport this particular load. I forgot to drop the drop-axle on the tractor when I picked up the load. But when I went through the scales and was given the arrow to get into the left lane, I immediately dropped the drop-axle. The officer came out and said he saw me drop my axle on the ramp, and therefore I needed lift the axle and pull around for a reweigh (since I had been on the highway with the axle up). I did as he asked, and ended up with a $987 fine. I was 10,000 pounds overweight without the axle down. Is it legal of the officer to tell me weigh with my axle up even though I had dropped it well before getting to the scale?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-25-2021, 03:47 PM
Scoe's Avatar
Administrator
Site Admin
Super ModeratorSenior Board Member
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,912
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by not in front yard View Post
I was given a 4 axle tractor to transport this particular load. I forgot to drop the drop-axle on the tractor when I picked up the load. But when I went through the scales and was given the arrow to get into the left lane, I immediately dropped the drop-axle. The officer came out and said he saw me drop my axle on the ramp, and therefore I needed lift the axle and pull around for a reweigh (since I had been on the highway with the axle up). I did as he asked, and ended up with a $987 fine. I was 10,000 pounds overweight without the axle down. Is it legal of the officer to tell me weigh with my axle up even though I had dropped it well before getting to the scale?
Where did this happen?
I think you'll need a lawyer and if you don't get a lawyer then make sure to contest the ticket. Either in person via online. My best guess is you or your company will be paying a hefty fine, but they'll probable reduce the ticket some. BOL
__________________
"In trucking, 2 wrongs don't make a right but 3 lefts do!!"





Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-19-2022, 05:45 AM
evelynblack's Avatar
Rookie
Join Date: Jan 2022
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by not in front yard View Post
I was given a 4 axle tractor to transport this particular load. I forgot to drop the drop-axle on the tractor when I picked up the load. But when I went through the scales and was given the arrow to get into the left lane, I immediately dropped the drop-axle. The officer came out and said he saw me drop my axle on the ramp, and therefore I needed lift the axle and pull around for a reweigh (since I had been on the highway with the axle up). I did as he asked, and ended up with a $987 fine. I was 10,000 pounds overweight without the axle down. Is it legal of the officer to tell me weigh with my axle up even though I had dropped it well before getting to the scale?
Where did this happen?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-10-2024, 01:07 PM
RobertMazza's Avatar
Rookie
Join Date: Dec 2023
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default

Any update? Is the problem solved now?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-12-2024, 01:52 PM
JerryRichie's Avatar
Rookie
Join Date: Sep 2023
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default

I don't think he is here anymore.
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 09:15 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2024 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.