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Ohio troopers catch log truck running 40,000 pounds overweight

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) recently stopped a truck hauling logs for being “visibly overweight.”

On Friday, May 26, OSHP took to Facebook to call out a trucker for a major weight violation.

“Troopers from the Ironton Post stopped a commercial truck for being visibly overweight. The truck weighed nearly 120,000 lbs! 40,000 lbs over the allowable weight. Since 2018, there have been over 92,000 commercial related crashes on Ohio roadways,” troopers said.

Ohio does grant permits that allow for trucks over 80,000 pounds.

State police in Connecticut discovered a similar violation on Wednesday when they pulled over a truck on I-95 and discovered that the vehicle weighed 117,600 pounds – 37,600 pounds over the weight allowed without a permit.

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