Top Reasons to avoid overloading Commercial Vehicles



The costs associated with transporting goods across the country continue to rise.  For some carriers or customers, this may increase the desire to maximize load size in order to reduce the overall cost.  However, this may increase the temptation to overload.


Aside from the risk of having your vehicle put out of service and being fined for overloading, you might have other issues to deal with even before you reach the weigh station.


Overloading can have bad effects on steering, suspension, braking, and speed control.


Overloading can void your vehicle warranty.


Overloaded vehicles will require increased stopping distances.


Brakes can fail when they are forced to work too hard.


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