Gross weights

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by RollinThunderVet, May 15, 2019.

  1. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Light Load Member

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    Just want to make sure I have this right...
    Out here on the eastern side i can only load 44k to keep under 80k.
    I'm heading to Seattle now, and they allow up to 105k gross. So if i run a WA to WA load i can legally run at 87k? (13,200 + 34,000 + 40,000) since i can split my rear...?
     
  2. gokiddogo

    gokiddogo Road Train Member

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    Take a look at your cab card... how much does it say for weight beside WA?
    Otherwise if you are legal for bridge law and axle laws... go for it. Assuming WA isn't one of those states that requires intrastate authority.
     
  3. uncleal13

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    Need a four axle truck and three or four axle trailer. For 105,000
     
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  4. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Light Load Member

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    Obviously... my question wasnt can I run 105k.
    It was in states that allow over 80k without permits, do I have to go by the cab card or just axle weight limits.....
     
  5. gokiddogo

    gokiddogo Road Train Member

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    Both...
    So in theory you could do 20k steer 34 drives and 20+20 on your spread, if your steer axle and tires were rated for it and somehow balance the weight like that..
    For interstate limits at least. If it's less for steer axle for state routes then 12-34-20/20=86k..
     
  6. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Light Load Member

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    That's what I was hoping...
    I've got 13,200 front so I'm hoping I can be legal running up to 87,200. WA, ID, MT, all have a 105k max, so it'll be nice to be able to run a heavier load than what is allowed back home..
     
  7. Cat sdp

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    Gotta believe you need overweight permits (annual) from each state ......
     
  8. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    You need to see what your registered weights are.
    Take a look at cab card, it should list your max gross for each state.
    If your on 5 axles, even with a spread, bet it’s 80k.
     
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  9. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Light Load Member

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    Not according to each states DOT websites.
    Like WA, max legal gross is 105k, providing you are good on your axle weight limits then you dont need a permit until you hit 105,001 lbs.
    I'm going to be stopping and verifying with the scale houses on my way to Seattle.
     
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  10. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Light Load Member

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    That's the only problem I see that could screw it up. I'm going to be redoing my cab weights when I renew my registration this year
     
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