A Learn From My Mistake Moment

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Jeremy's Comment
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So i delivered a load to orlando then went on to have a couple days of fun in the sun and catch a bunch of florida wildlife in its own wild habitat which is super cool for a northerner by the way but thats not my mistake my mistake was this broker set up my load out of boca raton picking up green beans and peppers i was a last minute pickup for this “hot load” to jersey they are desperate to get there green beans sooo they got me loaded up by 9pm i was last truck they were leaving even before i was sooo there were no scales real close i could get to to get fixed back there before they were all gone so i took the bol at value to actually be 40,320 which i found out when i hit scales by daytona was def not the case and i am 81,500 and will now be paying overweight fines out of pocket when i should have scaled spent the night and been waiting for them in the morning to correct my weight so now im gonna run on fumes with many fuel stops all the way up the coast and hope for the best. Anyway my mistake thatll cost me The moral of the story being always scale out no matter what the circumstances are

Jeremy's Comment
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And for the record no excuses not passing the buck this was 100% my fault i know the produce shippers down here pack every single ounce they can on a trailer due to getting paid by the pound

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The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Sometimes we have to take a calculated risk...............this one bit you. It sucks, but you owned it. Move on and don't dwell on it. If that is the worst thing that happened to you today, You're in good shape. Thanks for the reminder to all of us. I remember a couple of years ago, one of the members on this forum, Gladhand, got hit with a fine at the scales in Illinois I believe. He wasn't over gross, but, it was a kingpin distance violation. I think his fine was close to $2000.00!!!! Hope yours wasn't that drastic.

Army 's Comment
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So lemme ask 2 questions, could you travel when "lets say" scales might normally be closed, and secondly, I am assuming the fines are tied to how much you are overweight?

Jeremy's Comment
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Well to answer the first yes you can but the scales in florida are ALWAYS open and yes it a 76$ fine 5 cents per pound

Tractor Man's Comment
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$76.00 beats the hell out of $2000.00

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Army 's Comment
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Right but I am not mistaken, are you fined everytime you scale?

Jeremy's Comment
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You are good for 24 hours at any in the state you get the fine in but i have to go to nj so im at risk in every state thats why im gonna run my tanks low

Army 's Comment
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Good Luck, thanks for sharing.

RealDiehl's Comment
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This wouldn't be a problem if trucks had cloaking devices. Best of luck to you running the gauntlet to NJ.

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