What is a very concerning thought is that every day we are on the road facing or passing rigs that are overweight and therefore unsafe. They could cause us to be in pile-ups as they pass us, yet they have made every excuse why it is O.K. for their set-up to be on the road.
It is unconscionable to knowingly exceed safe weight limits.
Sorry about that, but in NY the legal weight is specified in section 385 of the Vehicle and Traffic law which says I can go to 22,400 pounds per axle. Don't think I'm going to be anywhere near that.
Um, how does NY know what YOUR axle is rated for? You do realize section 385 refers to the maximum legal weights PERMITTED on NY roads, right? It has nothing to do with a vehicle's RATING.
That code has absolutely ZERO to do with YOUR truck and how much IT can legally carry.
That would be like saying your license allows you to drive a vehicle that's up to 30,000lb GCWR and then making the leap that your truck is capable of hauling 30,000 GCWR simply because of that. Try again.
Federal US DOT regs state that no tires or axles shall be loaded beyond their ratings. That is pretty specific and applies to any trucks driving on federal highways. You do intend to drive on interstate highways, right?
Your 250 is within its tow rating. 12500 is the conventional
weight fifth wheel weight is a little over 15000. You need to check how much more pin weight it will have to make sure you dont go over gvw of 10000 and your rear axle weight though.
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