Axle Weight Question

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NeeklODN's Comment
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Yeah I had a load of 26 palletized steel coils all different weights. I was 13,500 on steers, 30,000 on drives, and 38,000 on spread axle. My first time picking up this kind of load and the guy asks ME how I want it loaded 🤣. I guess I was pretty close. And big Scott, we normally get to bypass too. I haven't been weighed once in my three weeks on the road.

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You guess...81,500 pounds? You are overweight on your steers and overall. Did you take it on the road like that?

You are livin’ on the edge.

Oh heck no. I brought that load back to the shipper. Spent 10 minutes and took one pallet off the front end that weighed 2400 I think. Guess I should have said that. Not risking getting a ticket to save time lol.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

PackRat's Comment
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Posting this for those drivers that may not be aware. Some states have fines of $5 PER POUND for any overweight loads (80,001) without a permit. 1500 X $5 = $7500. Know your weight. If in doubt, there is no doubt. Have a nice day!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tractor Man's Comment
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. I was 13,500 on steers, 30,000 on drives, and 38,000 on spread axle.

Aside from the overweight aspect. You shouldn't be 1,500 over on your steers with only 30,000 on your drives. Do you have a fixed 5th wheel? If it is adjustable, I would start by moving it back at least 3 if not 4 notches. Just my .02

NeeklODN's Comment
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. I was 13,500 on steers, 30,000 on drives, and 38,000 on spread axle.

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Aside from the overweight aspect. You shouldn't be 1,500 over on your steers with only 30,000 on your drives. Do you have a fixed 5th wheel? If it is adjustable, I would start by moving it back at least 3 if not 4 notches. Just my .02

fifth wheel is fixed

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