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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central Virginia
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In VA, there are no 'points' assessed against your driving record - or I would have lost my driving privileges years ago. Being too heavy is not a moving violation - at least it was that way the last time I went through the I-95 scale in Dumfries, VA.
The most I have been delayed by an overweight citation has been about fifteen or twenty minutes - except once when my company had forgotten to pay an old fine and my company-owned truck was "impounded" until the boss man paid it with a credit card. That was fun!
In this state, getting a ticket for being overweight results in a 'Virginia Overweight Citation' and it is made out against the company - rather than the driver. As a driver, I merely "accept service" for the ticket and the truck's owner (company) is responsible for going to court or paying the fine. Now, it may be set up differently in other states; I don't know. Seeing as to how VA is a commonwealth (Latin for 'communist') state, they probably just want the money. LOL!
I hope they don't change this rule, however, as I don't want ANY points on my driving record (especially for someone else's mistake).
P.S. I was in a truck running empty and I got "pulled" for a random inspection. They did a Level One check and then put a green 'CVSA' sticker on the right-hand side of the windshield -- probably to alert troopers that I am OK if I happen to go through there again soon.
~ Trucker by trade ~
2008 Sterling Acterra 3-axle straight truck (240-hp Cummins ISC)
2006 International 8600 tractor (350-hp Cummins ISM)
"If I passed you on the right, you're in the wrong lane!"
Last edited by JK23112; 01-23-2010 at 05:42 AM.