Hi guys .I'm on my 4th week alone finally.I went through 2 and a half months at commercial saftey college taking the tractor trailer internship , passed my road test and got my class 1 with a manual transmission. I Completed 8 weeks of inelternship with the company I'm working for , that consisted of driving 5 days a week with a coach/ instructor sitting in the passenger seat while doing P & D.
now I'm on the road this my 4th week.So far so good .
There was slot of things I learned along the way .I would say even more things that I didn't learn as it seems there's much more that you learn as you go ,and some that I forgot lol.
I find it difficult to get any questions answered while working, so I hoped maybe I might find a few veteran drivers on here that might not kind answering the odd question I have . I know alot of guys that are new or newer don't seem to like taking advice or even admitting that they don't know the answer to something . I'm not that way , I'm all ears . I like hearing from you fellas ,whether it's critiszm (good or bad ) a good story or a Dirty joke lol.
One thing I was wondering is do you only slide the bogies or the 5th wheel when your over the legal weight on whatever axles are over weight .
Or is there other tell tale signs that they should be slid ahead or back .
I ask because I was heavy last night , and there was alot of weight on the drives and it was extremely floaty in the front end.and I don't know what's normal when it comes to handling and being heavy like that .
And when I ask someone about how much weight you can have on each section of the truck I've gotten a bunch of half assed aswers and nothing definitive .I don't know If these guys really are unsure or just #### me around kind of thing .
Anyway I appreciate any help or advice
Which province are you in and do you do cross border / inter-provincial?
Steers = 12125 Lbs
Drives / Boogies = 37478 on tandems / 52910 on tridems
There is an APU exemption of 496lbs if you have a WORKING APU
MB and SK only allow 50706lbs on a 10 ft spread tridem expect for some major highways
USA weights differ but I can supply those if you need.