Per Axle Weighing

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Steve_HBG's Comment
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I use an app that I learned about from this site. It's truckers axle weight. It was free and it works .

That sounds like a wonderful app. What is the name of it? Also, is it for the android, iphone, or both?

Thanks!

Scott L. aka Lawdog's Comment
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Rainy -

You mention

we did a california run where the tandems needed to be on the 6th hole by law

and yet I can not find anything in CA's CDL book about this. What would be a good resource to find out what states have "unique" laws concerning sliding 5th wheel and Tandems?

~scott

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

G-Town's Comment
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Rainy -

You mention

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we did a california run where the tandems needed to be on the 6th hole by law

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and yet I can not find anything in CA's CDL book about this. What would be a good resource to find out what states have "unique" laws concerning sliding 5th wheel and Tandems?

~scott

California KPRA laws

Taken from the California DOT website

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Scott L. aka Lawdog's Comment
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Mahalo G-Town.

Jetguy's Comment
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I use an app that I learned about from this site. It's truckers axle weight. It was free and it works .

Is it- "truck axle weight? or "TRUCKERS..." Thanks

Phox's Comment
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Rainy -

You mention

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we did a california run where the tandems needed to be on the 6th hole by law

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and yet I can not find anything in CA's CDL book about this. What would be a good resource to find out what states have "unique" laws concerning sliding 5th wheel and Tandems?

~scott

gtown nailed it... more than likely the reason you can't find it is you were looking for something specific to tandem location when what you needed to know what the max allowed distance between kingpin and rear most axel.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Rob S.'s Comment
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Truckers axle weight calculator

I went to the Google app store and let auto complete do the rest.

If you search these forums for nifty apps it will come up.

Phox's Comment
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Seems to me like you could just as easily do it with your calc app that smart phone already has... you already have to get each axle weight with those apps... just have calc open and enter them one by one adding each one to previous... when you have all 3 hit = and bam... same thing. most smart phone calc apps have a history too so if you needed to know what each axle had you could see it there... soo I guess I'm not really seeing the use of the app since it's exact purpose can already be done with something already installed. or am I missing something?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Duane C.'s Comment
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Thanks guys this helps me a lot. I will be remembering and using the methods learned here. Thanks a bunch....

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