Trucking in North America vs around the world

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  1. spsauerland

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    Yes we do.
     
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  3. Cat sdp

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    Years ago 114K for me almost daily in the winter

    10,500 gals #2 fuel……
     
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  4. 98989

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    2x 20ft can easily close to 170k on 7axles
     
  5. daf105paccar

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    165 000 lbs on 6 axles.
    Truck trailer combo.


    It caused a fight between me and my boss.
    He was not my boss for much longer.
     
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  6. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    186 000lbs.
    7 axles.
    See them daily.
    A lot off nightriding.
    And a lot off detours.
     
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  7. 98989

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    Tank containers? Each 35t?
     
  8. daf105paccar

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    No
    Regular 20 footer boxes.
    Loaded in bulk with cheap rice.
    The rice is milled into animal feed.
    You have to end dump(tipper style) those boxes to unload them.

    But those same trucks have loaded 2 tanker 20 footers in the past.

    But the fuel and maintenance budget is about double compared to a legal running semi doing the same work.
    Their profit is time.
    They can gross much more in a working day.
     
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  9. spsauerland

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    Family hauled grain and steel growing up, so we stretched weight laws a time or two. Most we ever saw overloaded was tandem axle roll-off 30 yd garbage truck hauling off rotten corn. He was little over 120,000lb on three axles. If you are going to haul heavy, might as doing it fully illegal like this guy did close to me last year.Troopers say truck was 96,300 pounds overweight
     
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  10. JBT

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    On the pictures in the link it doesn't look that bad. He has 7 axles to spread the 70 tons of load on. Brakes and tires should not be that overladed.
     
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  11. 98989

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    once when you think you have seen everything and you find out videos of chinese trucks with 330k lbs on 4axles....that is unbelievable
     
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