Fighting Overweight Truck Violations

An overweight truck violation usually falls under Section NYS VTL § 385(9) of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law. Finding out that your truck load has exceeded its maximum axle weight can be costly. Fines can be as high $5,000.00. Hiring Khoury & Stern can help limit your exposure to fines and penalties. NYS VTL § 385(9) is the main enforcement statute regulating overweight trucks.

New York Fine Schedule for Overweight Vehicles

Amt Over Vehicle Wt Fine % Over Max Axle Wt Fine
1-2,000 lbs. $50 0-5% $100.00
2,001-3,000 $75 5-10% $200.oo
3,001-4,000 $100 10-15% $350.00
4,001-5,000 $200 15-20% $600.00