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Holding Shippers Accountable for Overloading Trucks

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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What to do When a Shipper Overloads You

Jul 26, 2021 8:32:07 PM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in Overloaded, OOIDA, DOT, Shipper

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The responsibility of safely transporting goods in the United States rests on the shoulders of an estimated 3.5 million truck drivers. All of those drivers are trying to maximize their loads and minimize the amount of time spent running to scales and avoiding weigh stations.

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DOT Says You are Overloaded: What's the Next Step?

Jul 26, 2021 11:32:14 AM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in Overloaded, FMCSA

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It's one of those situations: you've been driving hundreds of miles, you haven't had a chance to stop to eat, and an officer with the Department of Transportation has just handed you a citation for being overloaded. 

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The Cost of an Improperly Loaded Truck

Jul 15, 2021 11:02:49 AM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in Air Scale, Overloaded, Overweight ticket, truck scale, fines, Maintenance, FMCSA

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Drive your business to success: What to know before you take your next load.

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5 Ways Being Overloaded Cost Drivers

Jul 23, 2019 10:25:16 AM / by Mike Riegel posted in Air Scale, Overloaded, Scale ticket, BIT Air Scale, Blue Ink Tech, Blue Ink Technology, Gross vehicle weight, truck scale, fines, trucking, owner operator

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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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The True Cost of Being Overloaded

Feb 25, 2019 2:25:29 PM / by Brock Nicholson posted in Air Scale, Overloaded, Scale ticket, Overweight ticket, BIT Air Scale, Blue Ink Tech, Blue Ink Technology, Gross vehicle weight, truck scale

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In a perfect world, every truck would be filled to capacity on every run. Shippers would always have a door open when drivers arrived, and trucks would be loaded quickly and evenly every time. You’d never have to worry about things like axle-weights, and the only bears in the woods would be looking for picnic baskets.

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