Shipper — Best Practices
Understand the restrictions and challenges for shippers and consignees in California and Nevada due to California's bridge law
The commercial vehicle may not exceed 80,000 GVW, the axle weight restrictions are:
When loading a container for California there are basic principles to remember.
Combination vehicles coupled together, such as a truck tractor and semi-trailer or a truck tractor, semi-trailer and trailer, are limited to 65 feet, or 75 feet, or maybe unlimited depending on route. In addition, legal trucks in California must not exceed a kingpin-to-rear-axle (KPRA) length of 40 feet. Truck lengths and routes are discussed in detail in the Caltrans fact sheet Truck Route Classifications.
The colors denote the various weights and placement within the container. The heaviest product (blue)is loaded in the nose followed by the next lightest (yellow) and then (green) finalizing with the lightest.
The load is balanced, the drive axles weight 33,519 and the tandem axle weighs 33,595. The tandems are configured for California (1st hole).