You didn't say where your truck was ticketed, I'm guessing Quebec. I'm uncertain as to when Quebec implemented their 244 law but as stated the $160 permit makes it legal (gov't & large companies B. S.) make these types of rulings.I believe that the inspector took a measuring tape and had our driver help.
The wheelbase is indicated on the sticker on the inside of the door and it is 250 inches.
Anyway it is too long.
I have several plans of defence; the main one being that we went through a thorough inspection back in 2008 at the same scale where dimensions are clearly checked off and the vehicle combination passed.
Of course we were governed by the 2004 rules, not they new 2010 ruling , that all government bodies omitted advising us of.
Secondly, the mandate of the regulations covering weights and dimensions transport in Quebec are there to protect the safety of those on the road and infrastructures.
How does one achieve this goal of increased safety by issuing a special permit for $160.00, without doing anything else whatsoever I will let the prosecuting attorney explain!