Taking My 1st Load To California

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Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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As long as my trailer tandem splits the 40 foot Mark I'm good right? Assuming the weight is legal.

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".

Daniel B.'s Comment
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The center of the last axle has to be before the 40' mark. So 39.5' is legal, but 40.5' is not.

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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The center of the last axle has to be before the 40' mark. So 39.5' is legal, but 40.5' is not.

Ok. Thanks.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Where in CA are you going to?

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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Where in CA are you going to?

Riverside

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Where in CA are you going to?

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Riverside

Make time for traffic. I'm going to Bakersfield myself then to TX so I'll be driving past Riverside tomorrow.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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We're in Modesto right now, drop in an hour then pick up in Stockton and head toward Phoenix. Like Daniel said, leave time for traffic but surprisingly, cagers out here will let you over more than other states. The run up and down I-5 gets a bit boring after half a dozen trips both ways but the scenery is impressive. Btw, Grapevine is a nice run but as far as challenge, I think Mt Shasta and Siskiyou are higher on the level of difficulty.

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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As far as traffic, I usually decide what time I should leave based on mileage, then leave at least one hour sooner.

Maverick (Tom H).'s Comment
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Where in CA are you going to?

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Riverside

Nice that is where I was born and raised

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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The center of the last axle has to be before the 40' mark. So 39.5' is legal, but 40.5' is not.

However, you're more likely to get popped for being overweight at the 40' mark than being legal weight at 40.5'. Unless the scalemaster has a serious weed up his ass and is physically measuring everybody's axle lengths, being one hole past 40' isn't going to trip any kind of red flags.

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