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Arkansas Oversize and Overweight Fines and Penalties

Any operator found violating the provisions of this subchapter or any owner, principal, employer, lessor, lessee, agent, or officer of any firm or corporation who permits an operator to violate these provisions shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon first conviction, an offender shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100). For a second conviction within one (1) year, an offender shall be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred dollars ($200). For a third conviction and each successive conviction within one (1) year, an offender shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500). Overweight one thousand pounds (1,000 lbs.) or less, a minimum penalty of ten dollars ($10) or a maximum penalty of twenty dollars ($20). Overweight more than one thousand pounds (1,000 lbs.) and not more than two thousand pounds (2,000 lbs.), a minimum penalty of one cent (1) per pound of excess weight or a maximum penalty of three cents (3) per pound of excess weight. Overweight more than two thousand pounds (2,000 lbs.) and not more than three thousand pounds (3,000 lbs.), a minimum penalty of two cents (2) per pound of excess weight or a maximum penalty of four cents (4) per pound of excess weight. Overweight more than three thousand pounds (3,000 lbs.) and not more than four thousand pounds (4,000 lbs.), a minimum penalty of three cents (3) per pound of excess weight or a maximum penalty of five cents (5) per pound for each pound of excess weight.

WEIGHT

FINE

0 – 1,000 lbs

Min. Penalty $10 max $20

1,000 – 2,000 lbs

1 – 3 cents per pound of excess weight

2,000 – 3,000 lbs

2 – 4 cents per pound of excess weight

3,000 – 4,000 lbs

3 – 5 cents per pound of excess weight

https://www.arkansashighways.com/highway_police/map21/Size_Weight.pdf

https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/policy/rpt_congress/truck_sw_laws/app_a.htm#al

https://www.arkansashighways.com/highway_police/map21/Size_Weight.pdf

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