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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Currently waiting of an ABF driver to bring us another set of doubles because the set we have, with out OTR truck, weight 85340 lbs. Yep. Just a little over weight. So I sit in a scale house waiting to swap out double sets so we can get to Atlanta.

Over weight ticket is $703.00. The scale house put Werner's name on the ticket since it's their truck. And there are no CSA points attached to the ticket so all is good.

It's good to be a company driver. In the end ABF will end up paying the ticket since they are the ones that screwed up the load this bad. Bit it's all good.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I thought you were done running outlaw!?

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Michael S.'s Comment
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Guyjax; shouldn't you be able to gross somewhere between 92 and 106K with doubles , or does bridge lower the overall with respect to the number of axles?

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I thought you were done running outlaw!?

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Law? What law? Lol

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Guyjax; shouldn't you be able to gross somewhere between 92 and 106K with doubles , or does bridge lower the overall with respect to the number of axles?

Unless you have a permit you are still governed by a gross of 80k. No matter if doubles or triples.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Guyjax; shouldn't you be able to gross somewhere between 92 and 106K with doubles , or does bridge lower the overall with respect to the number of axles?

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Unless you have a permit you are still governed by a gross of 80k. No matter if doubles or triples.

In most states but not all.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Guyjax; shouldn't you be able to gross somewhere between 92 and 106K with doubles , or does bridge lower the overall with respect to the number of axles?

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Unless you have a permit you are still governed by a gross of 80k. No matter if doubles or triples.

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In most states but not all.

This is true Pat but we don't mention anything north of I80. Or for the matter talk about the northwest except behind closed doors. smile.gif

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Pat M.'s Comment
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That's funny because we do the same thing only it is anything east of the Mississippi, South of I80 or west of Arizona. Although we do talk about putting up a fence on the western boundary of Arizona.

Snappy's Comment
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That's funny because we do the same thing only it is anything east of the Mississippi, South of I80 or west of Arizona. Although we do talk about putting up a fence on the western boundary of Arizona.

That's fine by me, I escaped into Oregon, not Arizona. ;)

Errol V.'s Comment
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Although we do talk about putting up a fence on the western boundary of Arizona.

A fence, too? You already have a moat between Arizona and California!

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