Sunday, March 30, 2008, 6:59 - Stuff
Posted by Administrator
Loads under about 20,000 Lbs are considered light. They usually make driving easier, unless you run into snow or ice where more weight gives you more traction, or high winds where it will keep you upright.
Some loads cube out (completely fill the trailer)
, some loads weigh out (reach the weight capacity, about 46,500 Lbs if very evenly loaded)
first. A load of empty apple juice bottles will cube out the trailer, but weigh in at about 3500 Lbs. Seven rolls of newsprint fill about a third of the trailer, but weigh closer to 44,432 Lbs.
Some loads, like air freight, just don't matter. They have to be run on schedule, even if the shipper has almost nothing to load. Last night I ran a load from Baltimore, MD to Hebron, KY (just south of 'natty)
. 2048 Lbs. The trailer was virtually empty.PS:
It was a very small load, just a few pallets. I know, but can't say what was on those pallets.
The trip was worthwhile for the shipper.