Over Length Question

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  1. MM71

    MM71 Medium Load Member

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    Probably just does the same thing all the fresno companies do ... rolls past the scale with no effs given.
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I could see the guy giving up some coin and getting an over length for that.

    But as I ask originally, how can the 40 foot from kingpin to center of back axle be circumvented?
     
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  4. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    None that I know of, but having said that I see it all the time
     
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  5. beastr123

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    By only running 48ft trailers.
     
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  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Was standard 53 foot company van.
     
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  7. InTooDeep

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    Funny this came up. Was going through Cottonwood scale yesterday by Red Bluff CA and they had dude stopped on scale. Scale guy was measuring his axles which were clearly to far back
     
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  8. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    One small correction, the Kingpin to Rear axle laws apply to all trailers over 48’ in length, not just 53’ trailers.

    There is no overall length restriction on the STAA routes in the USA.
     
  9. MM71

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    I ran an annual california oversize permit for a 3 axle RGN that had a KPRA of 45 ft ... it had to be permitted loaded or empty. Never once was asked to see the permit for kingpin rule. That is the only way I know of to get away from the 40ft rule
     
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  10. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    That's exactly what I'm wondering. If you can permit a regular dry van.
    I'm going to stop in a scale and get it from the man.
     
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  11. Dave_in_AZ

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    There were loads from Phoenix to Wilsonville that were heavy.

    Only once or twice did the dude ever load them so you were California legal, which is how the pay was figured.

    I'd always go up through the top of Nevada and go through Burns if it didn't scale.

    Youngblood made it up to Cottonwood and they popped his seal and made him rework the load right there.

    I know cause this Stooge is calling me at 0200 in the morning asking me to deliver my load 12 hours early.
     
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