TORONTO, Can.–Big Truck Guide.com has launched a new service this month for shippers. The launch of a paid membership area on Big Truck Guide provides access to detailed information on gross weights, payload estimates, axle weights, and dimensions for 27 commonly used truck types across all US states and Canadian provinces. Shippers can check the state/province in which they operate and choose the most optimal truck for their load. Carriers and truck drivers can ensure compliance and look for above average weight allowances to satisfy shippers.
According to the Big Truck Guide creators, well informed carriers and shippers in many states already utilize trucks that are much heavier than 80,000 lbs, and have trailers longer than 53’. Payloads of 50,000 lbs or more are possible today, with current regulations. The problem has always been that carriers may know some regulations that allow them to operate at heavier payloads and with longer trailers, but no one has ever been able to easily query all legal sizes, said the release.
With Big Truck Guide, shippers and carriers can easily identify the 28 states in the US that have weight limits over 80,000 lbs for trucks with a tri-axle trailer. Or if there is a need to operate turnpike double combinations, shippers and carriers can quickly reference all states where turnpike doubles are permitted and the payloads available to operate in each state.
Big Truck Guide has created a proprietary database that is available to query using online tools for only $19 per month. The Sample Detailed Truck Information tool shows all gross weights, axle weights, and dimensions across every state and province. The Gross Weight by Truck Type tool gives a quick comparison of the greatest allowable weight for each truck type in each state, and maps these possibilities. Shippers and carriers are now able to easily find out what trucks are available, how much weight can be loaded on them, and maximize the use of their equipment, the release said.
Julia Kuzeljevich is Editor of Canadian Shipper. She has been writing about transportation and logistics issues since 1999. All posts by Julia Kuzeljevich