Scaling Woes with a 2013 Freightliner (Cascadia?)

Discussion in 'Swift' started by HorizonRider74, Sep 14, 2014.

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  1. HorizonRider74

    HorizonRider74 Light Load Member

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    Always has to be at least one troll trying to point out all they know over everyone else. Tow, thanks again for the help, this is the first trailer I've had that dropped like that with the brakes set. The really sad part of all this is, that at least 5 people within Swift, and including one from act never thought of this. I tried and tried to tell them it was something with the truck, but every single one of them up to the FM insisted that it could be fixed by the shipper adjusting the load.
     
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  3. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    There is no steer axle limit on the interstate. Only the 20K single axle limit. Off the big road things are different in each state.


    The reason for not setting all the brakes on the scale is it avoids putting lateral loads on the platforms, which can cause inaccuracies. There is no need for brakes on scales unless the wind is howling, they are level and the truck isn't going anywhere after you have stopped it.


    And I shouldn't mention it in here, but y'all need to get in the habit of setting only the tractor brakes unless you are parked on a significant slope, especially with winter coming. You should know your truck well enough to know if you have spring brakes on one or two axles; with only one you need to take care when parking on slopes to ensure sufficient hold, but 2 axles of park brakes will hold a fully loaded truck on any reasonable grade. You can thank me when you go the whole winter without a trailer brake hanging up after parking with wet drums.
     
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  4. freightlinerman

    freightlinerman Road Train Member

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    How are you going to call people a troll when you don't know that you have air ride suspension? Just admit it, you never pretripped your trailer. You probably just kicked the tires and checked the lights. You did not pretrip your trailer, and then when someone is giving collective criticism you call them trolls. I see how this works.

    Side note, I will have to look into purchasing a new Atlas. I've only had problems being over 12k in a Pro Star, its a heavy pig of a truck. I don't know how they even stay in business...
     
  5. HorizonRider74

    HorizonRider74 Light Load Member

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    It sure would be nice if a moderator would put the "no trolls allowed," sign back up and luck the thread since this was resolved over 12 hours ago.
     
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  6. tow614

    tow614 Road Train Member

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    I see no jeed to debate the issue of axle weights....

    you can run any weight you want...after all its only illegal when you get caught...

    i do know that the state of louisiana has issued citations to a few of our trucks for being over the 12000 limit on I20 at the scale house...

    perhaps we should have some of you go down there and educate them on their laws...
     
  7. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

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    Ours are spec'd differently then. You can spec it for different axles.
     
  8. freightlinerman

    freightlinerman Road Train Member

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    A lot of these scale folk are clue less. You just have to read some of the posts, "The inspector gave me a ticket because he/she said there was too much play in my tandem holes," or, "I had to move the air lines on a brand new trailer with zip ties because he/she said they were to close to the drum."

    If your truck says 12k, and you're 12,300, then they could cite you for being over the manufacturers weight limit. It is 34,000 and not a pound over on the drive or trailer. I bet most assume that the typical steer axle is 12k, so they give the ticket and most drivers accept it. The Pro Star, with a fuel tank and bob tail its 11,900 with aluminum wheels. Imagine if those were steel, you'd already be over weight before you even got a trailer!!!

    Finally to the OP, it doesn't matter when this thread was 'resolved.' This is a public forum, its evident you don't like what is being said and you can't admit you didn't pretrip the trailer. Don't get upset when people give you their own two cents. We don't shut things down or moderate them because you can't take the heat. Live and learn. PRE TRIP your vehicle, LEARN your vehicle, KNOW your vehicle! :)
     
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    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    From the Feds...

    From Louisiana...


    Perhaps y'all should learn not to just to pay tickets. Just sayin'
     
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    Not a bad idea.
     
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