Why does the state of Georgia only use tandem dump trucks ??

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  1. KwBulk18

    KwBulk18 Bobtail Member

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    was considering moving to Atlanta this winter and I see they only use tandem dump trucks can somebody please explain ? And what can these vehicles gross because everyone I ask tells me different sh*+ lol please if your from Georgia or have some familiarity please fill me in ?? Thanks
     
  2. SL3406

    SL3406 Medium Load Member

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    Georgia state law doesn't recognize lift axles.
     
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    So what can the dump trucks gross in Georgia
     
  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    What CAN dump trucks gross?

    Fill it with stone and see.

    The reason I am being somewhat difficult is this is a three axle vehicle Steer = 12K one set of tandem = 34K Total 46000

    Same as a road tractor carrying a trailer.

    Now if you filled the one I used with stone? Yer easily overweight because it was a former road tractor with a frame big enough to take a box strong enough to hold and lift that stone.
     
  6. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Same reason Alaska only uses tandems, but the state ones are exempt from overload fines, don't even have to weigh. lol
     
  7. KwBulk18

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    But that’s wrong..... see I was told you can gross 64k with 20k steer axles 46 on tandems and Georgia on non interstate highways ... no disrespect but that’s why I asked for someone from Georgia who has knowledge not smart ### off subject answers that be on most these forums it just people be talking lol
     
  8. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Well in my outdated atlas georgia has NS for steer axle weight 40 thousand and change if the vehicle is under 55 feet overall length and less than 73280 gross weight. If over 55 feet the standard 34000 applies.
     
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    Ty. Im staying with 46000

    https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/publications/brdg_frm_wghts/
     
  10. KwBulk18

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    But if you look it’s a guy from Georgia who said what I was told 64k
     
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