I am doing some research, and was hoping someone could provide me with information.
I know that the legal weight limit for trucks is 80,000 pounds, but was wondering what the typical empty weight of a truck and trailer was.
This relates to trash being shipped to a landfill. I know that the trailers that were used were 65 and 75 cubic yards in size. If someone can provide me with the weight (or weight range) of a typical truck and the typical empty weight of a 65-75 cubic yard trailer, it would be greatly appreciated.
Also if their are any references I could look to, that would helpful as well.
Empty Weight of Truck and Trailer?
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Well it would very..
A light truck with a sleeper would be around 18,000-18,500Lbs
Some get around 19,000-21,000
Tractor with trailer will be around 31,000-37,000Lbs
Typical weight that can be hauled is 42,000-46,000Lbs
As I said it really depend on the type/model of truck and its options
The brand of Trailer and if it is a reefer (refrigerated).. Trailer weight varies a lot from manufacturer to manufacture...
Flat bed has a much lighter Trl so they can carry in the 50Lbs on their Trl
Day cabs (no sleeper) and only have single axles can carry in the 50's as wellLast edited: May 29, 2008
I can't put links because they are advertising sites... so you will need to look them up..
I just scaled my tractor and empty trailer yesterday, before I loaded, and again after. Before I loaded, my 2007 Peterbilt 387, and an empty 53' standard, great dane trailer weighed in at 34,020. I was on the truck and I weigh about 220, so that should give you a rough idea.baezlogistics Thanks this.
Yup, Your best bet would be to have the equipment that will be used weighed. It will be done the first time it is unloaded anyway, and every time. For that type of operation I typically see day cabs with Steel trailers, and in many areas are straight trucks with roll off trailers.
No company will bill for things like this without giving the Tare weight of the unit used.
I routinely could carry 46K in the late 90's with my 2000 C120 and 70 inch cndo pulling a 53 foot reefer full tanks and everything I carried on it. I did drive some liter trucks however. I had a 98 C120 58 inch midroof tha could carry 48K with the same trailers. I however drove what I called the superlightweight in the mid 90's a 88 T600a fleet 315 Aluminum frame 60in sleeper anything and everything that could be Aluminum it was on that sucker. I had one time we had a shiopper call and they needed a max weight to Philly boss had some old 40 footer 12 foot high trailers I was told grab one weigh before and then go load. Tare for that trip was 27500 on full tank sucker only had one.
Back in the early 90's JB Hunt and Schneider would use lightwieght International cabovers in their fleets with 48' and 53' trailers. The paper mills loved these companies because they could legally haul 48,500 lbs of payload. Of course most carriers now a days do not use cabovers but they are still out there. I believe International discontinued its North American production of cabovers but Freightliner still offers one.
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