Without tractor trailers, America would grind to a halt. From raw materials like steel to the vegetables that end up on your dinner table, the US economy is powered by trucks. However, trailer size is one of the single most important factors in the quest to haul more with each load. The length of a trailer can vary significantly, but the standard trailer width, which has a dramatic impact on what can be hauled safely, can only vary slightly. What Is the Standard Width for a Tractor Trailer? Currently, the US federal government sets regulations that dictate the minimums that... View Article
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The reason that axle legal weights are significant for commercial trucks is that both state and federal authorities are concerned about the safety of truckers, other motorists, and the roads they drive on as well. If a truck is carrying too much weight, it could well pose problems for roads which are not designed to support that much weight, and damage could occur. In addition, some bridges and overpasses might not be able to support heavier weights, so there is a genuine safety issue associated with carrying too much weight. For this reason, each state has established standards for the... View Article
With just a little experience, it is possible for you to earn a very attractive salary as a truck driver in this country and there has never been a better time to join the profession. There is a serious shortage of drivers currently and trucking companies are offering better salaries and more perks in an effort to attract new drivers. Some companies are also offering to train new candidates so they can acquire the necessary skills to become a good long-distance driver and add value to the company. Browse through the information included below to see if hauling sounds like... View Article
Colorado Department of Transportation sent this bulletin at 08/15/2017 03:02 PM MDT Due to the increased mobility and safety concerns brought about by the upcoming Solar Eclipse, The Colorado Department of Transportation has decided to restrict all over size/ over weight travel North of Highway 50 from Kansas to Utah commencing from sundown Thursday August 17th continuing through sunrise on Wednesday August 23, 2017. The OSOW Permit unit may be contacted at 303.757.9539.
A bill has been filed in the U.S. House to delay the compliance date of the federal government’s electronic logging device two years, to December 2019. The change, if enacted, would give owner-operators two additional years to switch from paper logs to an electronic logging device. The legislation was introduced Tuesday and referred to the House’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Texas Republican Rep. Brian Babin filed the ELD Extension Act of 2017. Babin’s introduction of the bill came a day after a House panel recommended that the U.S. DOT study whether a “full or targeted delay” of the mandate is... View Article