Contents

- 1 What are the maximum weight limits for steers drives and tandems?
- 2 How much weight can a truck axle carry?
- 3 What is the maximum weight allowed on a truck steering axle?
- 4 What is the legal weight for a 53 foot trailer?
- 5 How much weight can a 2 axle trailer carry?
- 6 How much weight can you put on a tri axle trailer?
- 7 How much weight can a 3500 axle carry?
- 8 How do you calculate weight per axle?
- 9 How much weight can a 4 axle truck carry?
- 10 How much weight are you allowed per axle on semi?
- 11 How many pallets can a 53 foot trailer hold?
- 12 How much can a 53 dry van scale?

## What are the maximum weight limits for steers drives and tandems?

Steer axle: 12,000 pounds or 6,000 pounds per tire. Drive axle tandems: 34,000 pounds or 4,250 pounds per tire. Trailer tandems: 34,000 pounds or 4,250 pounds per tire.

## How much weight can a truck axle carry?

The federal vehicle weight limits are 80,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, 20,000 pounds on a single axle, and 34,000 pounds on a tandem axle group. States, however, often have different limits.

## What is the maximum weight allowed on a truck steering axle?

The steering axle weight for a truck tractor is capped at 6,000 kg. When the interaxle spacing is less than the minimum specified in regulations, the combined axle weight for the combination is reduced by 500 kg for every 0.1 metre or portion thereof.

## What is the legal weight for a 53 foot trailer?

The legal weight for 53′ trailer in combination with a tractor-truck is 80,000 lbs. The trick is that, sometimes, after loading, even though the truck’s gross weight may be under 80,000 lbs, it may still be overweight.

## How much weight can a 2 axle trailer carry?

Maximum Legal Weight Allowed Tandem Axle (Two Axle) – 34,000 lbs.

## How much weight can you put on a tri axle trailer?

The maximum weight for a tridem axle on a municipal road is 17,000 kg and the maximum GVW is 53,500 kg. Permits may be available to achieve heavier weights. 17,000 kg for a two axle group or 23,000 kg for a three axle group.

## How much weight can a 3500 axle carry?

The carrying capacity of two 3,500 pound axles is 7,000 pounds. The axles support not only the cargo’s weight but also the weight of the trailer’s frame and body.

## How do you calculate weight per axle?

Multiply the center of gravity distance times the weight to get the moment for each component and item. Add all of the moments and divide by the wheelbase to get the weight on the rear axle. Subtract the rear axle weight from the total weight to get the front axle weight.

## How much weight can a 4 axle truck carry?

Axle Weight – the amount of weight allowed on any one axle or specific group of axles. Example: a legally dispersed 5 axle rig would have a max axle weight of 12000 lbs on steer, 34000 lbs on the drive tandem axles, 17000 lbs on the 4^{th} axle, and 17000 lbs on the 5^{th} axle.

## How much weight are you allowed per axle on semi?

General Rule. 35550. (a) The gross weight on any one axle shall not exceed 20,000 pounds, and the gross weight upon any one wheel, or wheels, supporting one end of an axle, shall not exceed 10,500 pounds.

## How many pallets can a 53 foot trailer hold?

A 53-foot trailer of this design can fit up to 756 pallets. Approximately 36 stacks x 21 pallets per stack = 756. Pallet Consultants uses the double-pinwheel method of stacking pallets most often to optimize our load capacity.

## How much can a 53 dry van scale?

The standard trailers are 48 ft. or 53 ft. in length. They carry approx 52 pallets of freight and are designed to back in to a loading dock and the freight is loaded by forklift. Maximum weight on dry vans are approx 43,000 lbs.