I guess the DOT doesn't hang around much you would have gotten a nice stay in the local jail if you ever got caught.
Now that the gov't cut back on the DOT budget for B.C. they gave the cops more power so a cop can serve you a notice of inspection if he or she pleases if they suspect something or you piss them off. So if they see your truck is overloaded they can stop you and give you some serious grief they never really could do it before but now they can. Here in B.C. any trailer that weighs over 10,000 pounds you need a CDL to pull it if you don't have the proper class of cdl you will be leaving your trailer on the side of the road and a nice fine in your pocket.