flatbed questions pls

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Justin Sane, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    No, I believe that you've done enough harm. If he's having a tough time with a co driver, you're a straight up nightmare. Thanks a bunch!

    Anyways, Mr Sane, stateside, on a single axle (be it drive or trailer) they give you 20000/ axle. On a tandem, they give you 17000/axle or 34k. The 10'2 spread is not considered a tandem and thus gets the weight limits of a single axle, hence 40k on the spread.

    Why?

    Axle spacing. It's spreads the load out father, which in turn causes less road damage from the weight. Flatbedding has always been and always be work. Physically and mentally. It forces you to think. Some people live for it, some hate it.
     
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  3. MattaCracker

    MattaCracker Bobtail Member

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    (spread axle)
    This does not allow you to go over the gross legal limit of 80,000#. It just helps with loading heavy freight onto the trailer (placement), and having an axle more towards the center is less stress on the trailer.

    Did they explain load securement to you?
     
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  4. Chewy352

    Chewy352 Road Train Member

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    Flatbedding comes with homework. This is your new bible. Read it, learn it, love it, live it.
     

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  5. But @Chewy352
    ALot of these van drivers think it's easy to move over to flat bed Not saying the OP, He is asking questions.

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    Just slap it on the bed throw some strap over the box or pallet. Drive to receiver and yank off. No more doors.....
     
  6. Chewy352

    Chewy352 Road Train Member

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    Oh ya so easy . . . 20160707_121312.jpg
     
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    snowman_w900 Road Train Member

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    Chewy, that looks like a pain in the arse
     
  8. Chewy352

    Chewy352 Road Train Member

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    It was. Lots of lessons learned. No damage though. Broker even tried to file a claim on it but it got denied CAUSE THERE WAS NO DAMAGE. Stupid brokers.
     
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    Thats the biggest problem with car haulers. Everyone tries to file a claim so that they can get out of paying for shipping.
     
  10. SAdriver

    SAdriver Light Load Member

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    @Chewy352 I pulled alot of steel buildings wrapped up like that pipe. I found that pipe stakes help to mitigate most of the almost guaranteed failure of the wood holding the bundles together. how that would work in a covered wagon though I don't know.
     
  11. Justin Sane

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    Thx for the pic. I've never even seen something like that on the road. How does that pull uphill in the winter? You're tougher than me.

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