Bridge weight vs registration

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  1. Sukyslim

    Sukyslim Bobtail Member

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    I got a roll off straight truck that is 35 feet long with 3 axels. 1st to 2ed axel is 21 feet. 4 feet axel 2 to axel 3. Total of 25 feet from axel 1 to axel 3. The truck is registered for 66k. Every rental company has them at 66k. Bridge formula say 54k. How is this the case? Is there an exception or am i reading it all wrong?
     
  2. singlescrewshaker

    singlescrewshaker Heavy Load Member

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  3. Sukyslim

    Sukyslim Bobtail Member

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    No permit
     
  4. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Three axles?

    Steers, and tandems?

    Hendrickson - Bridge Laws

    Go to the bottom of that page, straight truck formula is there.
     
  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    They can tag it for whatever they want. Unless there’s an exception in Texas law for that type of truck like MD has for dump trucks, you’re subject to the bridge table.
     
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  6. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    Look at the state rules too, I know NJ has 10 wheel dumps licensed for way over federal bridge formula but the contractor has to move them, job to job MT but they can haul that way on the roads around the job site...

    do your research.
     
  7. Sukyslim

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