What would you like to do?
How can you find the tare weights of a tractor trailer and its truck?
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.).
1 person found this useful
Was this answer useful?
Thanks for the feedback!
There is no sufficient amount, I would have to say millions and millions. A company like J.B. Hunt has about 25,000 trucks, and Snider has about 45,000 trucks (which are repla…ce every so often) They are millions of company's with 100-500 trucks, who replace there trucks every so often. And millions of owner operators who own there own truck. Don't get me started on lease owner operators. ---------- The above numbers are greatly exaggerated. J.B. Hunt has a total of around 16,000 - 17,000 employees, not all of which are drivers. The number of power units they operate numbers about 13000, give or take. Schneider National operates about 14,000 power units. And the "millions" figure for small companies and owner/operators is also grossly exaggerated.
Start by dropping your trailer. You will notice there are wheels on only one end.\n. \nA trailer like that is a "semitrailer." A "full trailer" has wheels at both ends.\n. \…nThe official name is a "tractor-semitrailer," shortened to "semi."
A fully loaded 18 wheeler weighs 80,000 lbs. This is the legal weight limit in most states. The empty weight is between 42,000 for the average flatbed, and around 46,000 for t…he average van trailer, both with tractors attached. Some states allow higher weight limits. Michigan currently allows the heaviest trucks, up to 164,000 lbs, providing the unit has sufficient axles. This requires 11 axles. I drove trucks my whole life.
They go as far as they're required to..... if u are talking about range between fill ups it varies. average over the road trucks get 5 to 7 mpg and usually have dual 100 gallo…n fuel tanks, although some trucks have dual 120 gal. or 150 gal. tanks. Trucks can only use about 90% of the fuel in the tanks before sloshing lets the pickup get air so on average 180 gal. at 6mpg would get a truck 1080 miles between fill ups
Tractor trailers weigh from anywhere from 15,000lbs-20,000lbs, with tractor about 15,000lbs-20,000lbs. So about 30,000lbs-40,000lbs unloaded. They can carry about 40,000lbs 50…,000lbs. They cannot be over weight on any axle, which cannot be under 12,000lbs on steers, rear axles 34,000lbs, and on trailer axles, also have to be 34,000lbs. It can be under but not over. The max weight loaded is 80,000lbs Gross Weight. If weight is over the max on the axles or gross, the DOT can give a ticket up to $1 a pound. If the trailer has a ten foot spread axle, up to 40,000 lbs. is permitted on the trailer axles, although the federal gross weight still may not exceed 80,000 lbs.
For a Class 8 tractor trailer, between 30,000 - 36,000 lbs. This is for a standard five axle unit. Specialised units with multiple axle lowboy and beam trailers, collars, stin…gers, etc. can get much heavier.
The weight of the truck/truck trailer when it is unladen (empty) .
A 'conventional' tractor is what is known to the rest of the world as either a 'bonneted' or sometimes 'Arctic' tractor. It simply means that the hood and engine compartment p…rotrude in front of the cab, as opposed to a cab-over-engine tractor, where the engine compartment sits underneath the cab. Currently, conventional tractors are all that's available new on the North American market - the last company to manufacture and market a cabover in North America was Freightliner with the Argosy, which has been discontinued for the US market, but is still manufactured for the South American, Australian, New Zealand, and southern African markets.
When you depress the clutch pedal all the way down the clutch brake stops the input shaft from rotating. This allows the transmission to be put in gear. Never depress th…e clutch fully ( all the way to the floor) when the truck is moving in any gear. The clutch brake is about the size of a compact disc and cannot stop the input shaft when the truck is moving in gear. This will destroy the clutch brake.
For what application? "Best" is a very relative terms, and what's best for an owner-operator with years of experience won't necessarily be the best for a company which recruit…s new drivers. Among OTR owner-operators, the Peterbilt 379EXHD, Kenworth W900L, and pre-97 Western Star 4964FX have always held the most prestige, and, to a lesser extent, the International 9900ix and Lone Star. For hauling heavy loads short distances and sitework, Mack has traditionally been the name for that role, though they're not so popular for line haul. Sterling has been a popular marque for daycab applications, both with straight trucks and tractor-trailers, as their daycabs are quite spacious. For European marques, Scania and Volvo are considered the most prestigious.
Answer You call it a semi because it pulls a semi trailer. A semi is a type of trailer. A semi-trailer, as opposed to a full trailer, means it only has axles at t…he rear of the trailer and a full trailer has axles at the front and rear of the trailer. We call these in the UK "drags", as in wagon and drag, where the wagon that pulls the drag can carry a load on its own, whereas the semi-trailer truck, or tractor unit cannot carry anything without a trailer.
Straight truck is a single vehicle; i.e., there isn't a trailer in tow.
Four to nine MPG, depending on a number of factors. It's pretty much the same with any tractor trailer.
well.. roughly if it is a non-refer unit. just a dry van they are 20,000 pounds. thats how you get the formula-20k truck 20k trailor...and 40,000 load. the 80,000 pound weight… limit!
depends on tractorand what equipment is installed on it.such as size of sleeper number of axles,whether it has tool boxes, a hydraulic system,and size of fuel tanks i had… a mck tractor with hydraulic system tool box 2 tanks and a walkin mid rise sleeper.this truck with no trailer weighed 17000 pounds my kenworth about same configuration weighed 24000 pounds
Where can you find information about Volvo tractor trailer trucks and their shift pattern the rpm's used to shift and also about their power shifter?
You would do better by searching on "Allison transmissions" or Eaton transmissions" or "Fuller transmissions". Maybe "Cat motors" or "Detroit Series 60 engines". The things yo…u want to know have nothing to do with the brand of truck but with the motor and transmission and rear end. new answer the information u need is available thru Volvo dealers mack trucks are now the Volvo dealers thru out the usa they will need last 6 numbers of your vin number to know what transmission you have, to give you the right information I met a driver today who has a Volvo VN tractor with a 10-speed transmission, and asked him this. His truck uses an Eaton Fuller 10-speed manual, and the shift pattern on it is the same as any other Eaton Fuller 10 speed: reverse is up and to the left, 5th is down and to the right, and there's a two-speed rear axle with a splitter on it. He uses progressive shifting on his tractor: he shifts at 1100rpm from 1st to 2nd, 1400rpm to shift from 9th to 10th, and tries to space out the other shift points somewhat evenly. To get information about the Volvo iShift transmission, contact Volvo. As the above answer stated call a Volvo dealer with the last 6 of vin. Get them to send you the build sheet for your truck. Every truck is specified different from motor to trans to rear end gear. No 2 are exactly the same unless they were all built for the same company and at the same time using the same build sheet or spec sheet.