There are several layers of federal and state laws and regulations that govern the trucking and transportation industry which often cause substantial compliance problems with individual truck drivers as well as transport companies. Violations of the laws and regulations can carry with them stringent penalties and substantial fines. Of all the penalties, none is more financially devastating than an overweight citation. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, truckers and transport companies face substantial fines for traveling on the Commonwealth's roads with overweight vehicles. A Virginia overweight citation is issued when a carrier is operating a vehicle on Virginia highways and the vehicle's weight exceeds the statutory weight limits pursuant to Code of Virginia §46.2-1133. To view the Virginia Size, Weight, and Equipment Manuel click http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/pdf/dmv109.pdf
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, when a truck is cited for being overweight the matter is tried as a civil case in which the local City Attorney or Commonwealth Attorney will seek to collect the statutorily determined fine, often totaling thousands of dollars. If you or your company has been issued an overweight citation or hauling violation be sure to contest the citation by following the instructions on the citation or visit the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles website
Attorney Stephen P. Pfeiffer has defended transportation companies and drivers across the Commonwealth of Virginia from the harsh penalties of overweight citations and hauling violations. In addition to his legal experience and knowledge, Mr. Pfeiffer grew up in a small town working at Warehouse and Transportation Company and is familiar with the transportation industry and its nuances.
When faced with this overweight citation or hauling violation you need a law firm experienced in working in the transportation industry and trying these specific cases. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our firm and request to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.