Truck drivers are required to follow strict regulations related to the operation of commercial vehicles. Some of the most important of these regulations address the amount of cargo a commercial truck is allowed to carry. Weight limits are based on the number of axles on a truck and trailer, and truck drivers are required to have their trucks weighed regularly to ensure that they are in compliance with these limits. Drivers who are charged with overweight truck violations will need to understand the specific penalties they may face and how these penalties may affect their ability to continue driving a commercial vehicle.
Fines and Other Penalties for Overweight Violations
Most of the time, the amount that a driver will be fined will be based on how far their truck is over the weight limit. The fines are charged as follows:
Less than 5 percent overweight - $3 per 100 pounds over the weight limit, with no minimum fine...