Hello, This is my second post but my first thread. I've been reading and looking a lot around here but never really felt I've have anything to input. I'm the head grounds keeper at a small school dist. here in westen wa. My question is this: are you breaking the law if you go past your trucks factory stamped GVWR? we have a '78 Chev duelly with a 12' faltbed dump, the GVWR is 9,000. But it also says front GVW 3,700 and rear 7,000 which is 10,700? We have it lic. for I think 12,000 but the bus mech. here says we are breaking the law and has repainted 9,000 on the side of the truck. The probem here is the truck weighs like 7,000 empty. I often run 5,000 of load in this thing with no problem at all. It seems to stop and handle it fine. Thanks Wayne BTW I love this site you guys are great.