Petitioner’s non-compliance with permit warranted static scale reading and subsequent fine for exceeding single-axle weight limit.

Topic: Overweight Trucks, Decided by: Judge Teate 
Docket Number: 1405544 , Decision Date: September 25, 2013 
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The Department of Public Safety correctly assessed a fine against a transport company where its vehicle exceeded the single-axle limit by over a thousand pounds. Because Petitioner’s driver was operating on a route not authorized by its single-trip permit, the weigh station inspector could elect to weigh the truck on a static scale that registers the weight of each individual axle, even though he had already determined that the vehicle was within the interstate gross allowable weight limits.

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