DOES PA has a new law about gross weight

DOES PA has a new law about gross weight

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:35 pm

hi seen a couple of post that there is a post in here about a new law on gross weight for PA ???? can not find that post anyone know anything at all ????
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Re: DOES PA has a new law about gross weight

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:21 pm

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Re: DOES PA has a new law about gross weight

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:29 pm

Isn't a new law necessarily, just more strict enforcement of the current law.
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Re: DOES PA has a new law about gross weight

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:16 am

ok good thing i got the dump trailer :D may have to make 4 runs instead of 3 :roll:
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Re: DOES PA has a new law about gross weight

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:30 am

the latest regulations by our wonderful state of P.A. that states no vehicle can leave a certified weighmasters scale with anything over the maximum gross weight of any vehicle, since the majority of sales at his location were pickups and small trucks it does not justify selling 7 or 8 hundred pounds of coal to remaain legal on weight.


I'm confused. Does this new weight law stipulate that if a majority of a companies current business falls at about 800 lbs., then that becomes the limit of what the company can sell in the future? That makes no sense at all, as it would destroy any potential for corporate growth, and I'm sure it's just a total misunderstanding of the new weight law on my part.
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Re: DOES PA has a new law about gross weight

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:36 am

They don't want people hauling loads beyond the registered cap capacity of the vehicle, period. That location served mostly homeowners, and when everyone couldn't bring home 3000 lbs in their F150 anymore, the sales declined even more...at least that's how I read it.
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Re: DOES PA has a new law about gross weight

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:40 am

Rob R. wrote:They don't want people hauling loads beyond the registered cap capacity of the vehicle, period. That location served mostly homeowners, and when everyone couldn't bring home 3000 lbs in their F150 anymore, the sales declined even more...at least that's how I read it.


Well, that makes much more sense! Thanks!!!
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Re: DOES PA has a new law about gross weight

PostBy: gaw On: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:16 am

It sounds as though they are changing enforcement strategy and putting a lot of responsibility on the weighmaster. They can no longer knowingly let you leave their premises with an overload. I can imagine if they would and you get stopped and show the cops your scale receipt they will be paying the weighmaster a visit and if you should get in an accident how many minutes until the slip and falls look to extort money from the folks who let you leave their place with an unsafe overload.

I have heard reports for several years about potato chip plants that will not pay for more than a legal load of potatoes. If a truck shows up overloaded looking to make a few extra bucks, too bad you just hauled the extra for free.

Gross weight laws have not changed.
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Re: DOES PA has a new law about gross weight

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:10 am

Years ago when my Dad was selling Mack trucks in the coal region. One of
his customers got a visit from the local police. They said they weren't concerned
about the trucks being overloaded, but try not to pile the coal so high that it
spills out when they make a turn in town. And it would be nice if at least half
their truck had inspection stickers and plates. Things have changed a bit.
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Re: DOES PA has a new law about gross weight

PostBy: bustedwing On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:42 pm

Changed for the worse.
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Re: DOES PA has a new law about gross weight

PostBy: Dennis On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:16 am

Rob R. wrote:They don't want people hauling loads beyond the registered cap capacity of the vehicle, period. That location served mostly homeowners, and when everyone couldn't bring home 3000 lbs in their F150 anymore, the sales declined even more...at least that's how I read it.

bustedwing wrote:Changed for the worse.


I think it's a very good law,they are saving lives in the long run
Vehicles are designed and enginered for specific weights for loads and braking capacities.When there is an accident for overloaded vehicle, the owner,operater of that vehicle,owner of quarry,loader and weighmaster is all liable for contributating to the accident.
They were many of times I unloaded stones from the dumptruck,it's not worth a $500.00 fine and $2.00 per pound.And while the truck is stoped,there is usually a Pa.D.O.T. officer inspecting the truck and that fine is usually even more money.
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Re: DOES PA has a new law about gross weight

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:38 pm

Dennis wrote:
Rob R. wrote:They don't want people hauling loads beyond the registered cap capacity of the vehicle, period. That location served mostly homeowners, and when everyone couldn't bring home 3000 lbs in their F150 anymore, the sales declined even more...at least that's how I read it.

bustedwing wrote:Changed for the worse.


I think it's a very good law,they are saving lives in the long run
Vehicles are designed and enginered for specific weights for loads and braking capacities.When there is an accident for overloaded vehicle, the owner,operater of that vehicle,owner of quarry,loader and weighmaster is all liable for contributating to the accident.
They were many of times I unloaded stones from the dumptruck,it's not worth a $500.00 fine and $2.00 per pound.And while the truck is stoped,there is usually a Pa.D.O.T. officer inspecting the truck and that fine is usually even more money.


2x on this seen guys hauling 1 ton a harbor freight trailer going out of the yard tires on rims and all

jeff
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