What's the speed limit for a 26 straight truck in California ?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by EZ-VVV, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. EZ-VVV

    EZ-VVV Bobtail Member

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    I know that truck shouldn't go over 55mph in Cali,
    but does it counts the class C trucks too ?
    (I have a class A but tomorrow need to drive a class C straight truck...)

    Thanks
     
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  3. Truck Driver

    Truck Driver Medium Load Member

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    It depends, as I understand it, on how many axles you have on the ground. A two axle straight truck, with no trailer, should be legal for whatever the higher posted limit is be it 65 or whatever. A three axle straight truck is limited to 55 unless he lifts one of those axles off the road. It don't matter how long your truck is. Even cars pulling a little U-Haul trailer are limited to 55. Three axle Busses are exempt.
     
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  5. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Yeah, in Ca. it's axles that determine it. A single screw bobtail/straight truck can do the speed limit and any lane, just like the 4 wheelers. A twin screw bobtail/straight truck is slow lane and 55 max. Busses are exempt.
     
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  6. SoCalDave63

    SoCalDave63 Bobtail Member

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    In the los angeles area seen a 3 axle tractor bobtailing in the # 2 lane of 4 lanes. Told him on the cb big ticket in that lane, replied it's legal to bobtail in that lane, call cal dot. I did and to my sunrise it is legal. But forgot to ask about speed limit
     
  7. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill

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    California likes to make things complicated.
     
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  8. SHO-TYME

    SHO-TYME Road Train Member

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    Unless the bus is pulling a trailer, then it's 55.
     
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  10. Scuby

    Scuby Heavy Load Member

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    SoCalBob usually when there 4 or more lanes in Calif. the right 2 are legal for T/T. If you look at the overpasses sometimes you'll see a sign that says trucks ok and this means its legal for T/T's to be there. EZ-VVV its any Commerical truck over 10k is limited to 55. In reality CHP tends to leave a truck alone at 60mph as long as they are not doing something stupid. I've seen CHP pass trucks doing 65 and do nothing in the rural areas of Cali,once again as long as they aren't dong anything stupid. This also comes down to the individual CHP officer as well. Most are ok,but you might get that is in a bad mood for whatever reason and decides to get picky.
     
  11. double yellow

    double yellow Road Train Member

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    Was told by chp at the cottonwood scales on I5 that bobtails can do 70 even with 3 axles.
     
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