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Truckers Reminded of Weight Restrictions
Overweight Load Violations Can Mean Hefty Fines
The Following article is from the WDEA April 19, 2019 Newsletter:
It’s that time of year when rain events will cause county and
township road supervisors to impose weight restrictions on roads, and unwary
violators could face huge fines.
Such a case occurred this week when a fuel truck delivery driver
crossed into another county where a 12,000-pound-per-axle weight limit had been
imposed because overnight rain had saturated the road. The vehicle, which was
carrying 3,000 gallons of fuel, was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy and initially
faced a fine of $9,200. However, after learning the driver was from an
adjoining county and unaware that restrictions had been imposed that morning,
the overweight penalty was not enforced.
The incident serves as a reminder to truckers of the notification
procedures, and the obligation of local road superintendents to alert the
public that the restrictions have been put in place. Counties that are members
of the LoadPass Permit System can notify trucking
companies through LoadPass, which offers text alerts and email notifications to
those who sign up to be notified. Counties that impose restrictions are
obligated to post notice on the county’s website, and many will also issue
notifications through social media. If truckers have any doubts, they can check
the list of restrictions on
the LoadPass site, or contact the county highway department or sheriff’s
The restrictions apply to overweight vehicles in all industrial
classes including farmers and ranchers who may be hauling equipment,
fertilizer, livestock, grain or other commodities.
Click here to see a table
showing the fee schedule for overweight violations.
Please check back for updated information
Please use the following to stay up to date with any additional restrictions.
You can also go to this site to sign up for email and/or text
notifications for not only McKenzie county, but Williams, Billings, Dunn,
Mountrail, and other participating counties.
Curt Huus, Engineering Director
Office: 701-444-2420 ext: 4
Layton Northrop, Road Superintendent
Dan Vander Vorste - Right of Way (ROW) Project Manager
Cindy Glover, McKenzie County Permitting Specialist
Dawn Tschetter, McKenzie County Permitting Specialist
The North Dakota Department of Transportation
will give information on State Road Restrictions and 511 Information.
For assistance filling out an overweight/oversize permit, please visit ndenergy.org or call 701-566-5576. For questions on routes, or other information please call 701-444-7427. Thank you!