What type of truck for this heavy load?

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  1. LSAgentOZR

    LSAgentOZR Road Train Member

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    If all dimensions are legal, you still can't put it all on one truck due to it being over gross. States won't permit it to be hauled on one truck if the pieces are broken down and can be moved on two trucks without having to permit it.
     
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  3. bviper

    bviper Bobtail Member

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    That is what I was asking.

    Regarding a 25,000lb truck, would that be an Al trailer to get the weight down? Do any of these trucks have bag pressures per axle to estimate weight per axle? We have a good rigging crew there that will be able to get this all dialed in if it can work.

    Actually, just looking at the numbers, that puts this load right at 80K. I hear what you are saying now. Hell, a little fuel can put you over. There has to be a margin in there? You can't just get a little extra on a permit huh?

    I guess I might have to look closer at a gooseneck and I can take 15K of the load BUT I sure like the insurance of a pro trucker. This is not a load I want screwed up...
     
  4. hi beam

    hi beam Light Load Member

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    Put the most weight on one flatbed, 45/48,000.. Send the rest on a hotshot truck, or maybe use LTL freight for
    the rest of the load.. Might be able to save over ordering two flatbed trucks..
     
  5. bviper

    bviper Bobtail Member

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    I don't even know what a "hot shot" is.... Problem is we have to schedule the pickup and these people are a PAIN so if we don't get it all, we have to schedule again and I really need to be there for the entire operation to ensure things are done right by the riggers.
     
  6. LSAgentOZR

    LSAgentOZR Road Train Member

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    A "hot shot" is a term given to something like a Ford F-550 pulling a 36' gooseneck trailer. It's all doable. I'll help you any way I can if you can just get me the dims.
     
  7. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Could ship the heavy pieces as full truck load then the leftover as a partial LTL to avoid paying full truck load rate on the 2nd shipment.
     
  8. bviper

    bviper Bobtail Member

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    All things I need to think about. I need to load it all in one shot and we will have to rent a massive forklift that will cost hundreds per day so need to get this done quick and right. Not our first rodeo here but bigger than we have done in the past.
     
  9. IH Truck Guy

    IH Truck Guy Road Train Member

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    Then I guess you bid the job way too cheap..... Sorry......................
     
  10. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    I don't think I've ever seen a 25000 lb flatbed tractor trailer. The lightest ones I know of normally scale in at 29000, plus change. Its why I said you're going to need two flatbeds. Sounds like you're still determined to put all of that on one truck. That means you are going to have to find someone to bootleg that load to Kansas.

    The bigger companies wont even think about bootlegging. So, you will probably have to find a guy local to your area. The reward will have to outweigh the risk...so a dumb driver who only knows part of the risk would want $5 a mile or better (scenic route miles, not the miles you have listed).

    EDIT Just saw the part about how you can take 15000lbs off. That would be cool...just about any flat could pull it then.
     
  11. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Road Train Member

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    It's creative load management. "How bad do you want it"?
     
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