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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I am going to start a new thread just for trailers, but I need a few more pictures.

I can contribute…

I’d rather start a thread on daycabs though.

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I am going to start a new thread just for trailers, but I need a few more pictures.

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You GUYS! thank-you-2.gif

Luv both! Threads AND y'all! I'll text some pix, or email.

Let me know. Tysm!!

~Anne~

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BK, you must be thinking sailboat fuel~!

Countryside trailers calls this a 'tri axle,' but I'm thinking from AndHe's pics/post (MAN, Crossett is BAD ARSKE, Kudos!) the axle NEAREST to the 5th wheel may inDEED be a tag axle.

And yessir, this indeed is an LPG tank, as well. Sheesh, I don't even have my CDL yet, and I'm reaching for the stars, haha!

I've always LOVED the 'tank life' .. but then again, that's all I trained in. I sure loved the added visibility, between the rear window in the daycab, and the 'non square/obtrusive' box following, haha!

In your picture, the tag is the rear axle, all our trailers have the tag in front of the axle group, either two and a lift axle or three and the lift. All our tags are steerable too, which can take a minute to get used to. Seven total axles (truck and trailer) are all we can do in NY.

Running over the border, that's where the trailers get interesting. The six axle tankers are a group of four with either two lifts in front, or one in front and one behind. Rare to see in lp, most of them and the gas guys run b's and super b's. You'll see the super single tanks in the asphalt rack-I'm sure you can figure out why those guys don't usually run a tag trailer.smile.gif

The big lp trailers can get interesting to drive, great in the winter because they're so heavy empty. But we only have a couple that are baffled. No big deal with propane, since they are built to max out weight when the tank is 90% full of propane. But hauling butane, which is heavier--that surge in a smooth bore only 70% full with a gvw of 117k pounds will get you real smooth real quick.

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.

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.

Lift Axle:

An air-powered axle that may be raised or lowered to the ground to provide greater load-carrying capacity or to comply with axle weight requirements

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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BK, you must be thinking sailboat fuel~!

Countryside trailers calls this a 'tri axle,' but I'm thinking from AndHe's pics/post (MAN, Crossett is BAD ARSKE, Kudos!) the axle NEAREST to the 5th wheel may inDEED be a tag axle.

And yessir, this indeed is an LPG tank, as well. Sheesh, I don't even have my CDL yet, and I'm reaching for the stars, haha!

I've always LOVED the 'tank life' .. but then again, that's all I trained in. I sure loved the added visibility, between the rear window in the daycab, and the 'non square/obtrusive' box following, haha!

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In your picture, the tag is the rear axle, all our trailers have the tag in front of the axle group, either two and a lift axle or three and the lift. All our tags are steerable too, which can take a minute to get used to. Seven total axles (truck and trailer) are all we can do in NY.

Running over the border, that's where the trailers get interesting. The six axle tankers are a group of four with either two lifts in front, or one in front and one behind. Rare to see in lp, most of them and the gas guys run b's and super b's. You'll see the super single tanks in the asphalt rack-I'm sure you can figure out why those guys don't usually run a tag trailer.smile.gif

The big lp trailers can get interesting to drive, great in the winter because they're so heavy empty. But we only have a couple that are baffled. No big deal with propane, since they are built to max out weight when the tank is 90% full of propane. But hauling butane, which is heavier--that surge in a smooth bore only 70% full with a gvw of 117k pounds will get you real smooth real quick.

Thanks SO much, man. Love this learning within!

Haha, YEP on the 'singles' for the asphalt!! That's about all the part I 'do know!'

Thanks for all the additional intel; wow....I'm wanting more! Do you load? Unload? Steerable tag axles similar to a steerable jeep/dolly on a heavy haul load, then...but without the extra 'person' steering? You're tasked with it ALL?

I've GOTTA ask. . . manual or auto? Curious is all!!

Thanks, man. They actually HAVE a yard near us! I'll never get up to 'that' echelon, but ... Tom is a bit on the hunt lately, email in my profile!

~ Anne ~

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.

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.

Lift Axle:

An air-powered axle that may be raised or lowered to the ground to provide greater load-carrying capacity or to comply with axle weight requirements

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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