Stupid question about a no truck sign that I saw

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  1. Thrasher28

    Thrasher28 Bobtail Member

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    Was making my way across Indiana state highways today and saw a no truck sign with a sign next to it showing weigh limits for the road that said no trucks. 38T for straight trucks and 40T for standard 5 axle semi truck. Usually it’s something small like “7T weight limit” so there’s no question. Wasn’t going that direction, so it didn’t affect me, but was curious what that means for future reference. No thru trucks, but if you have to go through here, here’s the weight limits? Or does it mean no trucks outside of these posted weight limits, but feel free if you fit the weights? Or is it just no trucks at all due to some city ordinance and they just failed to take down the weight limit sign? Was in rural, farmland Indiana so I wasn’t sure if they were just trying to discourage grain trucks and farm equipment grossing 130k, or what was up.
     
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  3. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    40T is 80,000 lbs - you’re good to go on 5 axles.
     
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  4. Thrasher28

    Thrasher28 Bobtail Member

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    Gotcha. Didn’t know if the black, red, and white no truck symbol sign or the weight limit sign next to it carried more weight on what’s legal or not.
     
  5. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    Local planners had heads up #####.
     
  6. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Road Train Member

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    Thrasher28,

    NOT A "stupid question".
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    Only Way It Cud Have Been A "stupid question", if One Ignored The Signage (say of LOWER weights) and Wandered Along The route THEN Got Nailed and posted grievance @ TTR to receive standard issue remarks.
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    WELL DONE!!
     
  7. Another Canadian driver

    Another Canadian driver Heavy Load Member

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    80000lbs are 36T.
     
  8. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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  9. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Is that with the Canadian exchange rate applied?
     
  10. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    It's meant to discourage overweight trucks on that route. You will see similar signs in KY for coal trucks. Usually the signs indicate it's a route that is known/used by overweight trucks.
     
  11. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Our tons are 2,000 pounds just like God wanted. I don't know how many furlongs or fortnights it equals
     
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