Troopers catch trucker hauling tree cutter without permit at night

The truck, trailer, and driver were all taken out of service, New Hampshire troopers say.

New Hampshire State Police say that they placed a truck driver out of service this week after uncovering numerous violations during a traffic stop.

Troopers say that the traffic stop happened on March 5 in Lincoln.

From New Hampshire State Police:

On March 5th, at approximately 1920 hours, #Trooper Raymond who is assigned to the Motor Carrier Enforcement Unit in #TroopG stopped an oversized load. This load was being moved illegally without an oversize permit and during the hours of darkness, on Route 112 in Lincoln.

The tree cutter being moved was over 130 inches in width, exceeding the maximum width allowed by law of 102 inches. The entire unit weighted 126,900 pounds, exceeding the maximum weight allowed by law of 80,000 pounds. The tractor was placed out of service for for the passenger side steer axle having loose u-bolts. The trailer was placed out for an inoperative left turn signal and insufficient aggregate working load limit.

Additionally, the driver was placed out-of-service for driving a commercial motor vehicle after working more than 12 hours in a day and not documenting his time in a log book or electronic logging device.

Please follow the rules of the road as #NHSP strives to keep #NHroadways safe for all motorists. #SafetyFirst

On March 5th, at approximately 1920 hours, #Trooper Raymond who is assigned to the Motor Carrier Enforcement Unit in…

Posted by New Hampshire State Police on Thursday, March 5, 2020