What's Wrong With This Picture

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Bill M.'s Comment
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There are a few trailers like this in our fleet. What do you see wrong here?

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PackRat's Comment
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Trailer markings?

Bill M.'s Comment
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For some reason, I thought this post would get more attention. It must have been too easy. lol. But yes, you are correct; 40'/41' should be swapped.

Trailer markings?

PackRat's Comment
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I've seen pictures of this erroneous marking on a few trailers, but I've never encountered it. Good catch by you. I'd be out there with a Sharpie.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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There are a few trailers like this in our fleet. What do you see wrong here?

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If I am seeing correctly, which is a little difficult in the photo, but it looks like there are indicators for how far forward to have the tandems. Tandems are well forward of the markings. Is that the issue?

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".

Bill M.'s Comment
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Hi Ryan,

Tandems positions is fine. The markings are reversed. Of a driver was scaling a load and didn't notice the marks were incorrect they might think they are over lweigjt when in fact they can move a whole foot further back.

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There are a few trailers like this in our fleet. What do you see wrong here?

0547722001671281636.jpg

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If I am seeing correctly, which is a little difficult in the photo, but it looks like there are indicators for how far forward to have the tandems. Tandems are well forward of the markings. Is that the issue?

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".

Ryan B.'s Comment
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Hi Ryan,

Tandems positions is fine. The markings are reversed. Of a driver was scaling a load and didn't notice the marks were incorrect they might think they are over lweigjt when in fact they can move a whole foot further back.

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There are a few trailers like this in our fleet. What do you see wrong here?

0547722001671281636.jpg

double-quotes-end.png

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If I am seeing correctly, which is a little difficult in the photo, but it looks like there are indicators for how far forward to have the tandems. Tandems are well forward of the markings. Is that the issue?

double-quotes-end.png

Good catch by you.

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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I’m bumping this providing this link:

Kingpin Law

This is a really good read for new drivers.

PJ's Comment
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Very important info to know and get correct, espically in the state of Florida.

G-Town's Comment
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I would also add MD, CT and at times NJ.

Very important info to know and get correct, espically in the state of Florida.

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