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That's a big load!

The driver was stopped in Orillia and had to unload before continuing
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2019 overloaded truck
This vehicle is so overloaded it was pulled over by police. Courtesy OPP.

OPP acted quickly when they saw this truck on a road near Orillia Thursday.

"7,200 lbs overloaded – vehicle loses stability and ability to steer or brake in an emergency," said the police message on Twitter.

The driver was stopped in Orillia and had to unload before continuing.

The Ministry of Transportation says several formulas are used to determine the maximum allowable gross weight. These include calculating the sum of the weights allowed on each axle, the registered gross vehicle weight or the weight prescribed in regulations under the Highway Traffic Act.

Once these weights have been determined, the lower figure of these is the maximum gross allowable weight.

Drivers, operators, and shippers are all responsible for the weight of the commercial vehicle, and any may be charged with an offence.

"Know your vehicle limits," advise the OPP.




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