Too much weight

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  1. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Light Load Member

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    I know a lot of loads pay by the ton and enforcement is lacking in WTX making it tempting to squeeze that extra ton or two onto each load but this is what happens if you keep doing that for too long. Resized_20220408_152141.jpeg
    Not me or my company
     
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  3. Cat sdp

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    Guys around me put 34 tons in those every load……..
     
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  4. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Light Load Member

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    I usually do 27 tons unless it's flat rate then 25 because I don't want to be unloading for too long. At 27 tons I'm usually pretty close to the 84,000lbs gross allowed with the overweight permit. If they keep that up they're going to end up like that picture.
     
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  5. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Too much weight and prolly too fast down the lease roads, too.

    Same here when I hauled cement.

    I'm surprised 34 tons would fit in a 1040cft trailer. Or were they running 1600s?
     
  6. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Light Load Member

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    That's what I was thinking. Was just looking at my my trailer thinking "Can 34 tons even fit in this thing?" Might have to open all the hatches and do 3 drops for that load.
     
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    1040 with triaxle…..
     
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    How much of that is overweight as opposed to piss poor maintenance and rough lease roads?
     
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  9. blairandgretchen

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    I'd guess cracks would have been visible at some stage before it broke.
     
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    bumper Jack Heavy Load Member

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    One would think
     
  11. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Light Load Member

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    It's a combination of factors. However aluminum trailers do have limits. Ever seen the pictures of the big coil that fell out of the bottom of a flatbed?
     
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