How can you find the tare weights of a tractor trailer and its truck?

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Some companies put the tare weights on the side of their vehicles. Otherwise, could get a scale ticket, from which you'd deduct the weight of the fuel and payload. Or you'd have to contact the manufacturer's of the tractor and trailer (or a dealership may be able to provide you with this information). Typically, for a standard five axle unit, tare weight will be between 30,000 - 36,000 lbs. (approx 13,600 - 16,330 kg.).
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