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Big rig that bypassed scales was 103,000 pounds overweight without permit, Connecticut troopers say


Connecticut State Police (CSP) placed a commercial vehicle hauling an oversized load out of service and issued a large fine after multiple permit and size violations were discovered.

At 7 a.m. on July 10, CSP was conducting commercial vehicle enforcement on I-84 in the Danbury area, according to a news release.

Troopers spotted a truck hauling an oversized load “bypassing the Danbury scale along I-84 eastbound by traveling the secondary roads in the area.”

CSP initiated a traffic stop and found “numerous oversize load permit violations.”

Police say that the New York-based trucking company did not have a Connecticut Department of Transportation oversize permit.

When CSP troopers weighed the truck using portable scales, the gross weight was determined to be 183,300 pounds, 103,300 pounds over the allowed weight without a permit.

Additionally, CSP said that six out of the eight axles were not in compliance with the maximum allowed statute weight of 18,000 pounds per axle.

Other violations uncovered were over-height, over-length and over-width without a permit.

The trucking company was issued fines totaling $39,101.00.

The truck was placed out of service.


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