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DOT 8800 pounds

i got pulled over pulln a empty trailer. made me unhook the trailer. used mobile scales and said my truck weighs 8805 with me in it. im 255. my truck is a 2001 7.3 4 door short bed with a empty bed. i call bull#### i have a 9000 plate but i have a ticket for 275 bucks now. my 2004 4 door 6.0 longbed weighs 7400. fukn queers. got pulled over cuz they said i was unloaded and there was straps on the trailer so i was usen it to make money,i was going to pick up some wood from lowes.pricks!

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Did you know that there is federal 3% grace weight law ? Meaning your allowed 3% times the gvwr for a full tank of fuel. Explain that your tank was empty when you loaded . You filled up after you loaded. It's under Section 387.303 of the Motor Carrier Act of 1980. Fight it , you'll win .
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guess im dumb. been a truck driver for 8 years and have yet 2 hear that law. the state boy was lookn 2 make a ticket not be a cop. he seen my cd player had a flip up screen and wanted 2 give me a ticket for obstruction of view also. diks!

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Thats why there are courts . Go gett em .
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I weighed my truck on our company scales, full of fuel and just me in it, bed was empty 7,500# even. Ex cab, short bed.


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Re: DOT 8800 pounds

Fight it,

when were the scales last certified?

my 02 extended cab long bed with a full tank, right up the filler neck ~40 gallons was 7800 i believe and thats including me, tool box full of tools, toolbox in the bed with 15 gallons fuel, chains, oil, filters, etc.

and is'nt your trucks GVRW 9900lbs?

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Re: DOT 8800 pounds

my '02 with me and half a tank of fuel was 7,450. It's a supercab shortbox...

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Re: DOT 8800 pounds

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my '02 with me and half a tank of fuel was 7,450. It's a supercab shortbox...
My '02 CC/SWB with about the same amount of fuel is usually ~7,600-ish...
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what blows my mind is the explanation for making money because of the straps...

no one up here questions stuff like that. i had camp trailer tags on my 20' flatbed trailer, and that had a rack for steel, welder and cable.
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Re: DOT 8800 pounds

Here's the deal: You can written-up for any reason, ANY REASON!!! I can't stress that enough. Dirty headlights, dirty window, ugly car whatever!

The prik is counting on you paying the ticket VS going to court and wasting a days wages.

Depending on the court fighting it might not work, the slow econ is decreasing dismissals and they aren't going to stop spending your $ for 5 guys to hold 1 shovel so...

See if you can get ahold of the county attorney and have some of it reduced to save some points. I doubt they'll throw it out but getting it reduced might help.

Next time 1 of those local cop charities calls and asks for a donation do it! put the sticker where it can be seen buy a cop close enough to read your plate and unless you run somebody over you'll never get another ticket. Pay now or pay later! Ask me how I know.

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