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Jun 22, 2016
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awesome
by: Christopher c

Finally able to read somthing positive from afellow trucker.good info for everybody.run legal because it is the law period.

Feb 25, 2016
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Let it be
by: Anonymous

Let it be ,

Nov 01, 2015
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I never weigh loads
by: Anonymous

I'm local run 5 loads a night I'm not putting out 50 a night and waiting to be reimbursed. Run nights n avoid the scales never been over a dot scale n I been running for a year. Hell I have pulled loads 300 miles I knew were 2000 over gross. Got money to make n no time to wait for them to do their job..

Aug 13, 2013
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Most unerstandable explaination I've read
by: Lee1950

Thank you Jimmy. I have struggled with fifth wheel adjustment for years. I got a newer truck that wasn't adjusted to the way I was used to. Then last week I had a sealed load that had weight loaded too far forward, and got a 2,200 lb. over ticket on my drives in Georgia. The trailer tandams were all forward, so that left the fifth wheel. Your artical was the best I've read on this confusing subject. It helped this old dog learn it once and for all.

Oct 14, 2012
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WEALTH OF KNOWLEGE
by: Anonymous

Thanks jimmy for sharing this wealth of knowledge

Jun 30, 2012
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TRI AXLES
by: HECTOR

The info is pretty good. I would like to add that there are various types of trailers on the road with various types of sliding pins and air or suspension systems including some trailers with more than two axles example Michigan state or heavy haulers which have what is known as a tag axle or a fixed extra axle for weight distribution.

A tag axle works with air and or hydraulicks and only works when is applied to balance extra weight. Some buses are equiped with tag axles like the old greyhound buses. Tag axles also used to help to counter balance weight in case of flat tires to get a vehicle to safety off the road when flat tires took place. Some trailers with tri axles and electric gates or no electric gate are allowed 42,000 on the trailer axle but that weight cannot exceed 80,000 LBS gross which includes steering,drives and trailer axles.

Jun 19, 2012
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weight distribution
by: Rick

Thanks Jimmy..i found youre article on weight distribution informative and helpful.
Gives me a better understanding
Rick

Dec 26, 2011
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now to get legal ?
by: Anonymous

my steer axle is 12120 my drive is 33520 my trailer is 33680 gross is 79320. how do i take off the 120 from steer ?

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