Pennsylvania Officials Cracking Down on Overweight Trucks

November 26, 2012

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the commonwealth's Department of Environmental Protection are intensifying efforts to stop trucks from bringing overweight loads to Pennsylvania landfills.


DEP released the followin message to landfills:

We are having problems with overweight trucks coming in from New York and New Jersey. We are working with the authorities in those states to correct this problem, and they are helping us do that.

"As DEP's part of the effort to stop overweight trucks from coming in the Commonwealth in the first place, we are reminding all of our landfill operators that they should not be accepting overweight trucks without a permit. DEP has the authority to check landfill paperwork and fine any landfill for any violations of this protocol.

The New York and New Jersey Departments of Transportation are also spreading the word and increasing enforcement.