Over Length Question

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  1. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    A guy just went by in a super sleeper with a 53 dry van with his tandems set at like 42 feet.

    I'm in California.

    I didn't have time to flag him down.

    This guy obviously didn't get that truck by being a moron.

    Is there a way to circumvent Californian's 40 foot law?
    Can he buy a permit?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Rontonio

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    no way to circumvent the kingpin law in California by permit unless the axles are fixed and you bring an oversized load justifying the trailer dimensions (think lowboy trailer with long well). You can then get a permit to leave the state empty legally.

    if the trailer was a 48’ obviously the 40’ doesn’t apply.
     
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  4. Rontonio

    Rontonio Road Train Member

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    So, after pondering this over my Cracker Barrel breakfast,

    it would be possible to load a non divisible load requiring the protection of a 53’ trailer and have it distribute weight such that you would need to run the axles farther back than 40’. This would require oversize permits but I guess would be technically possible. But never seen it actually done.
     
  5. Dave_in_AZ

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    Standard 53 Landstar van, pulling hazmat.
     
  6. Dave_in_AZ

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    Cracker Barrel woo hoo. We had fuel island at The Petro.
     
  7. Rontonio

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    well

    I have been in the shop for 3 weeks waiting on warranty parts. So, I am at home enjoying the windy AZ coolness and ….
    Cracker Barrel
     
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  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    You know the old saying-

    "Can't make no money sitting at the cracker barrel."
     
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  9. Rontonio

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    can’t get no oil pressure with no oil pump or rod bearings….
     
  10. Dave_in_AZ

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    Sounds like driver abuse.
     
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  11. Rontonio

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    probably
     
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