A question never answered about Bobtailing on No Truck roads

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  1. OOwannaBE

    OOwannaBE Medium Load Member

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    Just to be safe I don't go on roads that have a "No Truck" sign even when it is mainly due to tight curves or steep grades which are not a problem for bobtails. So do "No Truck" signs apply to bobtails too? The times I did go on roads with a No Truck sign are in the south that I am familiar with in non-residential areas while bobtailing. The police on the side of the road dont even look in my direction so not sure if it is allowed or not. One could argue that the No Truck symbol has a trailer attached which may not apply to a bobtail.
     
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  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    No trucks means no trucks and I can tell you from practical experience that bob tail or not, you can get a ticket with one of them barney fifes.
     
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    Depends on if the cop is in a bad mood or not. I would venture to say 'no trucks' means anything over a one ton.
     
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    OOwannaBE Medium Load Member

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    Yeah I don't go on No Truck roads in cities like NYC they probably will shoot me on sight. In the south they got 4 wheelers bigger than bobtails.
     
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  6. CJndaTruck

    CJndaTruck Road Train Member

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    No truck signs usually have a GVW along with it. Say 5 ton. Bobtail is still rated at 80000 lbs (standard class 8). Now a local cop may not know better. But you can get a ticket for it.
     
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  8. Cheap Weenie

    Cheap Weenie Light Load Member

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    Have you seen how much some of those truck route tickets cost? Don't do it!
     
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  9. Steel Dragon

    Steel Dragon Road Train Member

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    I park at home, sign says no trucks,5 ton weight limit.
    Thats the only time I violate the law.
     
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  10. Bakari742

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    You are right, I do go on 'No Truck' road too when I'm bobtailing in an area that I'm familiar with. But I think the sign applies to even bobtails, the reason could be because of low clearance or weigh limits. Some small town roads can't handle 9+ tons of weight. Have I done it? Yes. Can the cops cite you for being in a 'No truck' road? Yes.
     
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    An empty bobtail is still going to be 10500-11500 pounds on the steer axle. Many no truck routes are weight limited to the point you'd be several thousand pounds overweight on the steers.
     
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