Missing front 2 tires on trailer, company says I can pull it?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Txklaw, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. Txklaw

    Txklaw Bobtail Member

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    Im missing the front four tires on my trailer tandems. Have all reat tires. The tandems were chained up by mechanics after removing the tires. The company says I can drive like this to finish delivering my load of 73k. Still new to trucking around a yearish, but I dont know if this is legal. Thanks for help.
     
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  3. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    Uhhh... What??? Like, they fell off??? Four of them!?
     
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  4. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Ummm chances are dang near 100% that you're overloaded on the remaining trailer axle. I think (keyword being "think" lol) that you'd be ok if you were still within legal weight limits and applicable bridge laws.
     
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  7. Txklaw

    Txklaw Bobtail Member

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    The outside left blew, but the tandem bent enough to pit the ourside right tire sticking outside of the trailer abot 5 to 10 degress. Company had the mechsnics temove all fpur tires and chain up the tandems
     
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  8. mud23609

    mud23609 Medium Load Member

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    If you were empty or light, sure but at 73k I can guarantee your going to be way overweight on one or more axel groups only running 4 axels. I would tell them to fix it now or pound sand. Plenty of jobs out there.
     
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  9. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    You can drive like that only if the trailer is not loaded. There is no way that is legal at 73k
     
  10. Txklaw

    Txklaw Bobtail Member

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    Thats what im.thinking. i was at 32k on the rear tandems with 8 good tires. But the company says i can drive like this.
     
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  11. mud23609

    mud23609 Medium Load Member

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    Ps. Even if they fix it. Find a new job and quit when you get back to the yard.
     
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