Tandems too far forward?

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  1. aramil248

    aramil248 Heavy Load Member

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    So my roommate who is a ex trucker told me that once a dot officer claimed his tandems was too far forward. Is that even a thing? I know in state like California and Connecticut you can't have them far back but never heard of forward
     
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  3. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    California,Michigan,Florida,Pennsylvania,Rhode Island & Maryland are real sticklers for bridge law compliance(California is the worst of them all). Once in awhile so is Connecticut & Illinois.
     
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    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    the reason for this is, so not to have too much weight is on a short wheel span. need to spread it out for older bridges.
     
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    pete159 Light Load Member

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    California is extraordinarily picky about this however I've driven through Michigan hundreds of times and tons of scales and never had an issue with my axles being all the way forward or all the way back. In fact right now I'm driving with my axles all the way forward hopefully I won't have a problem when I hit Michigan soon
     
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  7. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Ive heard Maryland doesn't like them too far up either(van trailers). Its also a matter of when states want to enforce it.... I know FL/CT usually do. I rarely go to either state. My kingpin roughly 55ft(fixed axle) I usually run NC/SC/TN/GA/VA..... TN is the only state I know to watch out or go around scales.
     
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    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Yeah I went through Michigan last wednesday..... I went around the scale but I should've known the don't have a KP minimum/maximum law
     
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