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Overloaded trucker told Georgia cops that he didn’t think anyone ‘would be around to stop him’


With the 72 hour Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Roadcheck inspection campaign underway, the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) stopped a log truck driver with an overweight load — and a lot of honesty.

In a May 18 social media post, Georgia DPS explained, “Just a bit Heavy. This driver knew he was overloaded; he told the officer he didn’t think any Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) would be around to stop him.

Georgia DPS also shared a photo of the truck driver’s overweight assessment citation showing a fine of $2,305 issued to the driver.

During International Roadcheck taking place May 17 — 19 in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, nearly 15 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute for the 72 hour period.


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