Who is wayne... jk I was referring to most of our tractors out here, are 2 axle. we have 3- 3 axle tractors. Normally being used due to being autos, and newest vehicles so they are hardly ever available. So the 66000 lbs is all you can carry on a 51 series and a 2 axle tractor. With that same tractor, 80,000 lbs is what you can haul on a set. 92,000 is what all combined axles on a 2 axle tractor and a set of pups can handle, although the gross weight isn't legal, and i guess, shouldn't have put that in hindsight, sorry.Excuse me there, Wayne. I mentioned day cab, and forgot the word tandem. I will add your post about 92,000, 80,000, and 66,000 makes no sense.
Then the whole forum is pointless and it’s obvious that no one on corporate level cares but the point of the forum is to have open discussions about various topics and ideas wether it makes any difference or not.
It's been answered several times, it's just going over your head or in one ear and out the other.We're talking a lot about weight lately:
You know, and i know that in LTL we cube out before we weigh out. We rarely get up to 80,000 a night. Not even close.
Or maybe i'm missing something? Maybe this is just a division one (northeast) thing?
Remember, the question is mostly for niteliner runs where you go from your terminal to a hub and then come directly back to your terminal. Although, i think this question could apply to ALL road operations.
Question STILL remains unanswered.
If it makes you feel any better, Estes does their NiteLiner operations like this for the most part. They call them “Hub Drivers” and most of them take vans to a mini break at night on tandem axle trucks and leave back to their home domicile with a van as well. There are some that run single axles and pups but the majority run vans for the simplistic reasons we have discussed earlier.
i'll take 3 min hook to a van and back in bed 1-2hrs sooner over stupid any night.If you hook em' right it's $50 extra bucks a night.. Stupid pays well....