Need your advise with a scale ticket

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  1. jjpaez123

    jjpaez123 Bobtail Member

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    this driver has not fuel aparently and he is saying he is overweight.

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  3. Socal Xpress

    Socal Xpress Road Train Member

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    How much fuel does he have. How far is the trip?
     
  4. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    Yes, his drive axles and trailer axles are overweight.

    I suppose its possible that he could transfer that weight by sliding 5th wheel forward and tandems back... but it's hard to say without knowing where they are set now.

    Then again, it's not over by much... I guess start by sliding 5th wheel forward and see where that gets you
     
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  5. jjpaez123

    jjpaez123 Bobtail Member

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    Toughkenamon, PA I dont know how much fuel he has. : ( I though he was supposed to fuel before scaling.
     
  6. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    He’s only got room for 10 gallons, even if he gets axles legal, that won’t get him far. If he can’t get the load reworked. I would slide the trailer forward, 2 holes, if possible. Put 50 gallons of fuel in, and run with it. He’ll have about 300 lbs over on Drives, May be overlooked at the scales. He’ll have to get 40-50 gallons every 250-300 miles. It all depends on where the scales are and if they’re open. Pa. Is probably not open today. Where’s he going? California? Better get the load fixed. Ohio? Run with it. Going to take a little planning.
     
  7. jjpaez123

    jjpaez123 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you! Destination is Toughkenamon, PA
     
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  8. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    WTH? Leave the trailer alone! Slide a couple holes forward on the 5th wheel, and that will leave him pretty well balanced.
     
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  9. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Why would you not max out the trailer, if possible. That should be the first thing done, then try to slide 5th and transfer weight from drives to steers, if possible. The goal being to lighten up drives, for fuel. Hello?
     
  10. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    If you had an APU then your allowed 400 over on the drives in most states.
     
  11. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Is this a tandem van or a spread axle flat??
     
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