Trailer Length

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PPGER's Comment
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Just wondering what length trailers you guys haul. I know some states allow over 53' and some under.

Old School's Comment
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David, just about everybody is pulling 53' trailers.

Anchorman's Comment
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Just wondering what length trailers you guys haul. I know some states allow over 53' and some under.

As far as i'm aware, everybody here hauls the standard size box, flatbed, or pup trailer.

PPGER's Comment
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I thought so, but was wondering. The only company I've seen pulling shorter trailers is ABF.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Most of the time I pull a 48' flatbed. On bad days I'm pulling a 53' stepdeck with spread axles. They're a real drag on tight corners and backing into tight spots.

Stepdeck:

A stepdeck , also referred to as "dropdeck", is a type of flatbed trailer that has one built in step to the deck to provide the capabilities of loading higher dimensional freight on the lower deck.

RedGator's Comment
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Yup 53' reefer here. I tried one of those pups once. Couldn't back that thing for nothing lol

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pat M.'s Comment
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Nothing makes you look like a rookie more than trying to back up a short trailer. such as these jeeps so that you can hook up to the dolly when unloaded. flatbed trucker hauling cement bridge beam on a dolly

But then I normally pull one of these.... yellow John Deere excavator loaded on flatbed trailer

Most drivers will pull a box or a flat with a 41 foot kingpin setting to the axles. Unfortunately I do not have that luxury. The flatbeds and stepdecks that I occasionally pull are either 48 foot spread axles or 53 foot quad axle trailers. flatbed trailer loaded with cross-wise cement pipeflatbed trailer loaded with cross-wise cement pipe

It is all gonna depend on the company you work for. I work for a 10 truck outfit and there are times I have been hooked to 3 different trailers in the same day.

Stepdeck:

A stepdeck , also referred to as "dropdeck", is a type of flatbed trailer that has one built in step to the deck to provide the capabilities of loading higher dimensional freight on the lower deck.

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