Ugh derated trailer..

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by Xray4, Jul 2, 2021.

  1. 24kHotshot

    24kHotshot Medium Load Member

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    Dot doesn't enforce the gcwr from the factory. They add up vins, make sure you're not over on any axles (they don't seem to know what the rear axle rating on a 3500 is) and not over tire ratings.
     
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  3. 24kHotshot

    24kHotshot Medium Load Member

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    The trailer manufacturers are accounting the weight transfered to your truck and adding it to their gross I think
     
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  4. Xray4

    Xray4 Light Load Member

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    This is accurate. There is no GCVWR printed on pickup vin plates. By state statutes definition the gross combined vehicle weight rating is the computed some of both manufacturer gross weight rating off the sticker. And that is the max. Obviously we all know you still have to deal with your gross or rather declared gross, registered weight and Axle ratings and tire ratings.

    Anyway I wasn't planning on having this discussion revolve around the nuances of how many factors decide to make their ratings. I have a trailer that I thought could have been rated higher but according to what you guys are saying, maybe it was actually rated this low from the factory.
     
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  5. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    Interesting. I wonder why Big Tex and some of the others won't go over 25,9k on the trailers like mine. I double-checked on their website and there doesn't seem to be an option to get one of their tailers rated higher. They have a 30k trailer but it's using 2x 15k axles.
     
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  7. Xray4

    Xray4 Light Load Member

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    To bring some closure to this topic:

    I spoke with a regulatory/spec specialist at Lamar and was told if I send them a copy of the trailer registration showing the trailer GVWR of 25k, they will send me a new sticker with that gross weight listed. I am still waiting on the trailer, but when I have it, I will register it with that declared GVWR and send it to Lamar. I'll update this thread when that happens. I'm not too worried that it will be that much trouble to do this as I could declare any GVWR for my last truck and trailer that I registered, and no one ever asked to see the vehicles or stickers themselves.
     
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