Overweight Truck

Overweight Truck

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:59 pm

I don't know why it isn't in the news in the valley. But it is in Binghamton.

Another oversize truck is ticketed in Bradford County.

Pennsylvania State Police stopped the truck on Route 6 in North Towanda, hauling an excavator.

Police say the load was more than a foot wider than permitted, and nearly 100,000 pounds overweight.

The driver was arraigned on traffic violations exceeding $31,000. He and his employer, Latona Trucking out of Pittston, pleaded guilty to the violations.




http://www.wbng.com/news/local/84580127.html
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Re: Overweight Truck

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:05 pm

OUCH!
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Re: Overweight Truck

PostBy: Brian On: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:49 pm

Rendell at work.
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Re: Overweight Truck

PostBy: ken On: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:28 pm

I think his total weight was 100,000 pounds or near that. At 80,000 lbs in USA , it's more like he was around 20,000 over. At $1.50 pound , makes about $31,000. No excavator weighs that much , that could fit on a lowboy.
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Re: Overweight Truck

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:01 pm

Could maybe have been the rig+load that much over the limit of the road he was on.
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Re: Overweight Truck

PostBy: ken On: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:22 pm

I don't know state route limits. 6 is a US route though.
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Re: Overweight Truck

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:43 am

Most of rt. 6 as far as the parts that I know in Western Pa. is a two lane blacktop winding road with some parts where it is shared with other routes 4 lane. Six & 6N were the more or less original east to west route thru the northern counties and it goes thru all the county seats of those counties. In my area with 90 above & 80 below its kind of been forgotten & not well maintained, used mostly for local deliveries.
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Re: Overweight Truck

PostBy: oros35 On: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:42 am

This happens all the time. You'd be surprised how often people get away with it. For the cost of the permits, they probably saved over $31K the last 10 times they pulled it ilegely.
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Re: Overweight Truck

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:15 am

ken wrote:I think his total weight was 100,000 pounds or near that. At 80,000 lbs in USA , it's more like he was around 20,000 over. At $1.50 pound , makes about $31,000. No excavator weighs that much , that could fit on a lowboy.
A D-11 has a shipping weight of 246,000 lbs. Without the blade!
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Re: Overweight Truck

PostBy: ken On: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:59 am

Thats a dozer."These machines are so big that they have to be broken down for shipment to most sites. Some are shipped in the United States by flat railcars, with just blade and frame removed. Others are broken down into several units for transport by multiple tractor trailers". Man I would love to play with that for awhile. :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF-c5Tn- ... mbedded#-- Don't think this one will fit on a truck. :shock:
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Re: Overweight Truck

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:03 pm

Not to get away from this subject but on my drive down 79 yesterday I saw a legal truck with escort hauling a windmill blade. Never really saw one up close before it was a special made trailer I don`t believe for the weight but more for length, its hard to believe that wind can get those blades turning. I hope that it was made in the U.S..
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Re: Overweight Truck

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:09 pm

samhill wrote:Not to get away from this subject but on my drive down 79 yesterday I saw a legal truck with escort hauling a windmill blade. Never really saw one up close before it was a special made trailer I don`t believe for the weight but more for length, its hard to believe that wind can get those blades turning. I hope that it was made in the U.S..
They make them in Fairless Hills, Pa. near my house. they send them south. They sit at the Delaware, Maryland state line until night. then they let them go.
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Re: Overweight Truck

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:19 pm

This is a problem for lighter trucks also, not just the Mega loads. I saw a Canadian tri-axle trailer dump trailer pulled by a sleeper Pete that had a legal permit for 99,000 lbs hauling Black Beauty sandblasting mix all over New England. He has to maintain proportional weights for the axle array, and the company loading the truck had to readjust the last few dumps to make the axles conform to the permit. I thought 80K was the max also, as did the dispatch girl who refused to load the truck without a copy of his permits and a call from his dispatcher. It was all legal, and makes you wonder how much it costs extra. The driver told me the new permit fees would break even after only 6 loads and he does 175 loads a year......legally! If you think the DOT guys aren't out there looking for you, think again. Keep it legal or close to legal and keep the rig in good shape too!

Ouch on a 31K fine. Bet that will be appealed and settled for small money and a slap on the wrist.

PS: We saw the blades for NH own wind generators come in by rail, then the last 22 miles in an escort convoy. 120 blades makes cornering tough...but they did the route 27 times and not a thing was disturbed. They are in Lempster, NH and the first ones here. Cool to watch the crane setting the blade on the mast..240 in the air. Big Grove rig .....
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Re: Overweight Truck

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:44 pm

whistlenut wrote:This is a problem for lighter trucks also, not just the Mega loads. I saw a Canadian tri-axle trailer dump trailer pulled by a sleeper Pete that had a legal permit for 99,000 lbs hauling Black Beauty sandblasting mix all over New England. He has to maintain proportional weights for the axle array, and the company loading the truck had to readjust the last few dumps to make the axles conform to the permit. I thought 80K was the max also, as did the dispatch girl who refused to load the truck without a copy of his permits and a call from his dispatcher. It was all legal, and makes you wonder how much it costs extra. The driver told me the new permit fees would break even after only 6 loads and he does 175 loads a year......legally! If you think the DOT guys aren't out there looking for you, think again. Keep it legal or close to legal and keep the rig in good shape too!

Ouch on a 31K fine. Bet that will be appealed and settled for small money and a slap on the wrist.

PS: We saw the blades for NH own wind generators come in by rail, then the last 22 miles in an escort convoy. 120 blades makes cornering tough...but they did the route 27 times and not a thing was disturbed. They are in Lempster, NH and the first ones here. Cool to watch the crane setting the blade on the mast..240 in the air. Big Grove rig .....
Somebody correct me if I am wrong. There is a special permit within Ma, Ri., and N.H. that will allow 105,000 on 5 axles. Also I have seen with my own eyes loads coming out of Maine to N.H. with 120.000# of wood chips on 6 axles.
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Re: Overweight Truck

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:04 pm

You may be correct on the 105K, but I've not seen a permit for that weight. I know the petroleum tankers are 'quite heavy' pulling the 11,000 gal tankers. I have seen a certain Canadian fuel purveyor running the 11K 4 axle(one is a blow down) on super singles. I am not making any comment, just an observation. If it's legal, and the truck pulling it is legal and safe, I'm OK with it.....all I ever want t know is how well does it stop at the top weight limit. Tri-axles at 100K give you something to think about, especially if you have a trailer and a 20 ton excavator on the trailer........
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