Australian trucker sets new 'road train' weight record

| Friday, March 17, 2006

Have you ever been stopped for being overweight?

Recently, an Australian trucker exceeded his weight limit by almost 3 million pounds.

However, 70-year-old John Atkinson didn’t get in trouble. He was competing in the “Guinness Book of World Records” competition for pulling the most trailers.

Atkinson won top honors by hitching his Mack Titan up to 113 loaded trailers and pulling them just longer than the length of a football field.

The total weight was 2,865,980 pounds.

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