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Answered 2008-01-18 13:21:12

the weight a semi can haul depends on the empty weight of the semi subtract the empty weight from 80thousand pounds. eg ; 80.000 minus empty weight 21.000 equals 59.000 pounds in this instance the cargo that could be legally hauled is 59000 pounds total semi weight which includes all tarps, straps ,equipment and load equal 80.000 pounds

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