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Old 08-14-2019, 07:49 AM   #101
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Starting the last week in June of this year the Florida Highway Patrol started weighing pickup trucks that appeared to be overloaded.

The following information came from a company that test scales for accuracy.

The FHP would pull over a pickup that looked overloaded. Dispatch would run the VIN and provide the officer with the manufacturers weight ratings.

If the pickup was less than 10 percent or less over weight they issued a ticked. If greater than 10 percent they required the trailer to be towed buy a wrecker service.

The ones that got cute and called a friend with a bigger truck resulted in the friend being request to produce their DOT documents as a commercial vehicle.

Now no one is laughing

Phil
That is really nothing new my friend. We used to pull over unsafe looking PU trucks all the time back in the 80's and 90's. You know, the ones going down the interstate loaded with aggregate or whatever with their bumpers 2" off the pavement. We would escort them to the nearest scale and usually write them for overweight on registration plus an unsafe equipment citation. They were not allowed to continue until made safe.[/QUOTE]


Apparently there is no significant change in Florida enforcement policy, at least for RVers. I can find no conversations on any other RV sites regarding this. And you would expect it to light up RV forums if it was a problem.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:51 AM   #102
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That is really nothing new my friend. We used to pull over unsafe looking PU trucks all the time back in the 80's and 90's. You know, the ones going down the interstate loaded with aggregate or whatever with their bumpers 2" off the pavement. We would escort them to the nearest scale and usually write them for overweight on registration plus an unsafe equipment citation. They were not allowed to continue until made safe.

Apparently there is no significant change in Florida enforcement policy, at least for RVers. I can find no conversations on any other RV sites regarding this. And you would expect it to light up RV forums if it was a problem.[/QUOTE]

Same in PA. A neighbor and I went and cut firewood. I had a 3/4 GMC and he a half ton Chevy. I was more heavily loaded but a trooper pulled him over. He gave the neighbor a choice, move the truck even 1 foot and get a ticket or unload 1/2 on the spot. That was in the early 90s.
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