Trucking Jobs New Driver Jobs Flatbed Jobs Tanker Jobs Refrigerated Jobs Auto Hauler Jobs
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    Bobtail Member
    Member Since
    Jun 2010
    Trucker?
    No Answer
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post

    Maximum safe cargo weight for u-haul 26' truck?

    I am not sure where, or if I can, post a question like this. I am trying to find out what the actual safe load could be for this size truck, as we have to move a large wine cellar (about 10,000 pounds) 200 miles. If the frame and tires can handle it, that would be great, but otherwise we will have to arrange for a second truck. The empty weight of the truck is 11,500 and the stated capacity on the website is 7600#.

    Does anyone know the answer?



    Thanks
    Ken K

  2. #2
    Road Train Member
    Member Since
    Nov 2008
    Location
    The Great White Northeast.
    Trucker?
    1 Year
    Age
    36
    Posts
    1,200
    Thanks
    71
    Thanked: 320 Times
    Eek. I wouldn't exceed the weight they have listed. It's hard to tell what's "safe" without knowing the exact truck. Sure, the frame and tires can take it. However, can the brakes? Will you be able to stop that truck quickly if you need to? Will you be able to control it on hills? I wouldn't chance it.

  3. #3
    Medium Load Member Jimbo60's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2009
    Location
    High desert CA
    Trucker?
    Trucking Industry
    Age
    54
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    294
    Thanked: 428 Times
    Quote Originally Posted by kdkrone View Post
    I am not sure where, or if I can, post a question like this. I am trying to find out what the actual safe load could be for this size truck, as we have to move a large wine cellar (about 10,000 pounds) 200 miles. If the frame and tires can handle it, that would be great, but otherwise we will have to arrange for a second truck. The empty weight of the truck is 11,500 and the stated capacity on the website is 7600#.

    Does anyone know the answer?

    Thanks
    Ken K

    Ken...... there's your answer. The safe capacity is what the truck is rated for.

    Sure it may actually be more but...... not a good idea to exceed the rating.


    ........ Jim

  4. #4
    Trucker Forum STAFF Allow Me.'s Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2009
    Location
    San Marcos, Ca./Rancho Mirage, Ca.
    Trucker?
    32 Years
    Age
    68
    Posts
    7,355
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked: 4,433 Times
    Yeah, plus they have vacuum brakes only, not air. Get 2 trucks and load forward only, keep the weight from past the back axle to a minimum.

  5. #5
    Bobtail Member
    Member Since
    Jun 2010
    Trucker?
    No Answer
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    Good point about the brakes! I had only been thinking about tires and frame. I will do the rest of the load in a trailer with brakes or in a second truck.

    Thanks guys.

    Ken K

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to kdkrone For This Useful Post:


  7. #6
    Road Train Member
    Member Since
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Standing in the corner, timed out
    Trucker?
    No Answer
    Posts
    3,462
    Thanks
    2,167
    Thanked: 1,208 Times
    Thanks for being safe !!!!!!!

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to jtrnr1951 For This Useful Post:


  9. #7
    Banned or Retired
    Member Since
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Bath,PA
    Trucker?
    35 Years
    Age
    59
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked: 9 Times
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: Gross Combination Weight Rating

    350. (a) "Gross vehicle weight rating" (GVWR) means the weight specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a single vehicle.

    (b) Gross combination weight rating (GCWR) means the weight specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a combination or articulated vehicle. In the absence of a weight specified by the manufacturer, GCWR shall be determined by adding the GVWR of the power unit and the total unladen weight of the towed units and any load thereon.
    So if you know the (GVWR) subtract the empty weight from it . This puts you in the ballpark if the truck is licensed to haul it.

  10. #8
    Road Train Member phroziac's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Gary, IN
    Trucker?
    3 Years
    Age
    28
    Posts
    3,139
    Thanks
    125
    Thanked: 476 Times
    Actually its not a matter of licensing. Its a matter of weight rating.

    Licensing is dealt with by the state. The rating is the rating. The licensed weight can be found on the registration..and is probably higher than the GVWR from the manufacturer.

    Most states do not require a uhaul to go to a weigh station. In those states, the cops wouldn't care even if the bumper is dragging on the ground... States with weigh stations that say "all trucks enter", they have to enter. I dont remember which one but one state requires all rental cars to stop too. But states that say commercial vehicles enter, ....nope. Not if its just your personal belongings inside. Trucks over X tons? Depends on what you weigh.


    Go to michigan. You'll find a LOT of semi tractors way beyond the combination weight rating from the manufacturer...since the weight limit in michigan is 160,000......

    It wont be long before someone comes on here saying that he needs an MC# and DOT# and a class B to drive a uhaul.

  11. #9
    Road Train Member phroziac's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Gary, IN
    Trucker?
    3 Years
    Age
    28
    Posts
    3,139
    Thanks
    125
    Thanked: 476 Times
    Quote Originally Posted by Allow Me. View Post
    Yeah, plus they have vacuum brakes only, not air. Get 2 trucks and load forward only, keep the weight from past the back axle to a minimum.
    Honestly, thats something that works PERFECTLY when you're moving your personal belongings...tvs and motorcycles in front, mattresses behind the axle...

    Vacuum brakes? Are you talking about hydraulic brakes with a vacuum brake booster like a car? Cause i thought uhauls had regular car brakes...

  12. #10
    Trucker Forum STAFF Allow Me.'s Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2009
    Location
    San Marcos, Ca./Rancho Mirage, Ca.
    Trucker?
    32 Years
    Age
    68
    Posts
    7,355
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked: 4,433 Times
    Yeah, they do have "regular car brakes". I call them Vacuum, but I suppose hydraulic is correct. U-hauls are rated under 26001 lbs, which keeps them out of the CMV category. Ca. for instance, say all rental trucks must stop at scales.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •