what the heck is an STAA truck?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Firebird, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Firebird

    Firebird Light Load Member

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    I have seen this sign along I75 in KY and wondered about it (no STAA trucks on hwy xxx).

    Then coming through Ashville NC there is a detour (they are working on a bridge). The sign now says "No STAA trucks" does that mean me? I went on the detour and there was a NC state police car in front of me and he didn't say anything, but when I get back to the yard I heard that two of our drivers who attempted to take that detour got turned around.

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  2. notarps4me

    notarps4me Road Train Member

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    Surface Transportation Assistance Act. (STAA) In 1982 it was formed to help form weight and size limits to help the roads from being tore up from trucks.
     
  3. jtrnr1951

    jtrnr1951 Road Train Member

    Good to know info !!!!!
     
  4. JimTheHut

    JimTheHut Road Train Member

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    So what kind of truck is that?
     
  5. phroziac

    phroziac Road Train Member

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    Yeah, i saw those signs too. What the hell?

    I remember when i first started out, in pa i'd see signs that said "no 102" trailers" ...im thinking, wtf?
     
  6. kwray

    kwray Medium Load Member

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    102" wide....PA has a bad habit of using unusual terminology...no 102" twins for instance (oh, you mean doubles) and what the hell is a "brake retarder" and why would you want to ###### your brakes, anyway??
     
  7. phroziac

    phroziac Road Train Member

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    for a while i thought 102" twins meant turnpike doubles.

    I went down a road once that said "no trailers over 40'" in pa once....near harrisburg. I was bobtailing so i figured...ill find out why. heheh....
     
  8. old-six-pack

    old-six-pack Heavy Load Member

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    staa is a vehicle pulling anything over 45ft long and 96" wide
     
    heyns57 Thanks this.
  9. fr0sty

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    haha; they would be too busy over here with that rule; if it ever comes out here, it would be easier for them just to wait outside ever trucking company to hand out the fines...

    man, so many size limits, Im surprised that out of all the "big" things you guys like to make, the gov just wants to keep them small :p.
     
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