We own several dump trucks. Recently one was stopped and given a ticket for being overwieght on an axle. The total truck load weight was not overweight, but the load of stone shifted and when DOT put the truck on the portable scales, one axle was over.
The ticket was in the driver's name, not our company so if it is not paid, who is penalized? Will it come back on us, due to our plate number, or on the driver's license number? It was not a moving violation.
aAso, what would be the best way to fight this ticket, due to the fact that the driver has no control over the stone moving on sharp turns or hills? Since the total tons was not overweight, would that factor into the evidence?
Thanks for any info?