Heaviest Weight You've Hauled...?

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Jeremy C.'s Comment
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This is probably more of a topic for us noob's, but you trucking veterans are free to chime in when you get done chuckling (or scratching your head.)

So, my current load is the heaviest I've done (or probably will do for awhile.)

Coming in at 76,680 with about 200 gallons of fuel on board...

Steer Axle: 11,480
Drive Axle: 32,280
Trailer Axle: 32,920

That's really skirting our 80,000 # limit. And just seems like a healthy load! Maybe this is more what the norm is, but some of the new people that started CRST around the same time as me have all seen loads of 30,000 # or less, so far. And so had I until yesterday's pick-up.

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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You still had plenty of room. Lol

Yesterday, I weighed in at 79,760 in our yard got called in to the scale but got the green light to pass.

JuiceBox's Comment
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86k permitted load and a few overweight if ran with full tanks. Running 3/8 of fuel can be tedious and unpleasant.

Heavy C's Comment
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I've only ever hauled local and have never been to a cat scale. That being said we have a rough weight for our trailers. The heaviest was a load of water at 45k. Normally my grocery loads are are around 35k

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

Big T's Comment
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I'm usually grossing between 77 and 79k. When I'm not you can almost bet I'm headed through WY during a wind storm lol.

When I did heavy haul van in the northwest I would gross out in the 102 to 104k range.

Rob S.'s Comment
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We're permitted to 105,500. Every trip is in the 95k to 98k range. I screwed up once and loaded myself to about 112,000. I had some explaining to do for that one. The DOT didn't catch me and I absolutely didn't intend to do it.

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.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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79950 lol

beer load was 46k pounds!! i burned off some fuel then was good.

G-Town's Comment
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Every time I have a water backhaul from Nestle or Niagara, gross weight is always over 79,000 lbs. Tons of fun!

Chris M's Comment
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I picked up a load of lumber, 2x6's in Washington. I had 3 bundles of 18ft on the front of the trailer, another bundle of 18ft, plus 3 bundles of 16ft on the rear. I hit their scale and was at 80,840 gross. So they replaced the 18ft bundle that was on the rear, with a bundle of 16ft. So I had the 3 18ft bundles on the front, and 4 16ft bundles on the rear. Scaled again and this is where I was (phone didn't like taking a picture of the electronic sign)

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Exactly 80,000 gross lol. I had to cross a DOT scale to get on the interstate , before I could ever get to a cat scale. I was holding my breath, and the DOT scale showed 79,980. Big relief!

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.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

Army 's Comment
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LOL, I bet the people running the scale were like, this guy is lucky lol..

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