trucks, especially this time of year--when the frost beneath road surfaces
is thawing--cause damage to Hoosier roadways, the Indiana State Police said.
Which is prompting
the ISP’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division to target overweight
Two more have been
impounded, police said.
police, at 9:57 a.m. Tuesday Trooper Nedal Nabhan stopped Brian D. Dykhouse,
60, of Gary, on U.S. Highway 20 near Old Hobart Road in Portage, after the
two steel coils on his Dykhouse’s flatbed appeared to be “pinching” the
A portable scale
was dispatched to the scene, which showed the load to be overweight by
53,350 pounds, more than 60 percent heavier than the maximum load of 80,000
pounds, police said.
Dykhouse was issued
citations for overweight load and log-book violations, he was placed out of
service, and his rig was impounded, police said.
The semi was owned
by Haddad International Transport Inc. of Dearborn, Mich.
A second semi-flat
bed owned by Haddad International was stopped by Nabhan on Friday and was
also found to be overweight by 49,100 pounds, police said. Trucker Carl M.
Devault, 62, Whitehouse, Ohio, was cited and the rig impounded, police said.