Towing and weigh stations
Posted 25 March 2006 - 10:44 AM
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Posted 25 March 2006 - 10:58 AM
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Posted 25 March 2006 - 11:32 AM
another interesting thing - my daughter told me of a friend who was passing thru NC towing her own personal horse trailer and was given a ticket because she did not have a CDL license. i cannot believe that one. every farmer in the state could be ticketed if this is true. but our state gestapo is among the best.
i should add that when i was transporting RV's commerically we were supposed to stop at weight stations, but no one that i knew did. we took our name plates off the door and unless you could see the 'transporter' tags on the trailer you could not tell if we were private or commerical.
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Posted 25 March 2006 - 01:52 PM
Theodore Roosevelt 1907
Posted 25 March 2006 - 04:15 PM
If your rear tires look like they are underinflated, check the air pressure and move as much heavy cargo as far forward as possible to change the flat tire look. The younger diesel bears can be very aggressive and they could ruin your vacation, especially if they insist on searching your vehicle or just weigh you.
Larry(FedAgent), what should our response be if an officer asks to do a search of truck and/ or TC? Usually there has to be probable cause, but as Homeland (In)Security grows in strength and our rights fade away, I am not sure if that is necessary anymore. My fear would be for an officer to plant 'something'. Does anyone have any past experience with the above?
Posted 25 March 2006 - 04:36 PM
We also have check stops, not just for impaired drivers, but for vehicles that are not mechanically sound. They pull over every commerical vehicle and have mechanics right there that crawl underneath the truck, check brakes, tires, also under the hood for any defects. There are many tow trucks sitting there with them and many rigs get a ride on the back of the tow trucks back to their shops with heavy fines. I like to think that this is a way to keep our highways safer, but who knows if it helps or not. I would imagine once the police are set up, the warning call goes out over their CBs to all other truckers in the area, not to go that way. The check stops are usually set up just before you exit the city.
Posted 25 March 2006 - 04:47 PM
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Posted 25 March 2006 - 05:43 PM
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 01:24 PM
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 06:58 PM
This is always an interesting topic. Good to see this old thread revived...
In NJ any diesel powered vehicle over 9999# even if for private use must run commercial plates, however, if under 15,000# no CDL is required.
Being a truck camper (with no trailer) registered at 12,300# and usually <barely> under my registered weight... I typically blow right past the state scales in the NJ/PA/NY area.
Am I setting myself up for an expensive ticket...?
Just thinking out loud here,
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