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What You Need to Know About Obtaining an Overweight Permit

Oct 28, 2022 2:37:27 PM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in Overloaded, Gross vehicle weight, Fines


What is the maximum axle weight for trucks?

By federal regulations, a load is overweight when it is: 

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Holding Shippers Accountable for Coercion when Overloading Your Truck

Jul 30, 2021 1:08:31 PM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in Overloaded, Scale ticket, Gross vehicle weight, FMCSA, DOT, Shipper

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Carriers have a tough job seeing freight makes it to destination without incident. Getting loaded at the shipper is one stop along the way that should be seamless. So what happens when a driver knows they have been overloaded by the shipper and there's an attempt to get the driver on the road anyway? 

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Tips to Maximize Your Trucks Fuel Economy

Jul 2, 2021 2:26:42 PM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in Tires, Safety, Gross vehicle weight, ELDs, Fuel, Maintenance, Fleet, Owner Operator


Maximizing Your Fuel Economy Brings Peace of Mind 

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Can ELDs help companies stay in business?

Oct 3, 2019 4:33:32 PM / by Mike Riegel posted in Gross vehicle weight, Truck Scale, ELDs


The ELD mandate has caused a huge shift in how carriers and drivers must operate. Without the use of editing paper logbooks the trucking industry has identified many of the interruptions that prevent trucks from moving. Trucks that don't move don't make money and trucks that don't make money put carriers out of business.

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5 Ways Being Overloaded Cost Drivers

Jul 23, 2019 10:25:16 AM / by Mike Riegel posted in Overloaded, Scale ticket, Blue Ink Tech, Gross vehicle weight, Truck Scale, Fines, Trucking, Owner Operator


If you have been driving a truck for any amount of time then you have probably found yourself overloaded at some point. Shippers are moving more cargo faster than ever and many times it is the driver that has to deal with the consequences. With weight limits and road restrictions it's hard for drivers to know how much they are actually hauling. Trying to figure out how much a truck weighs is a job itself. Mechanical pressure gauges read different from trailer to trailer and trying to remember calibrations is almost impossible. If a driver finds out they are overweight the whole day can be wasted trying to fix the issue. Below are some of the cost that are hidden when being overloaded.

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