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53' Trailer Axle settings

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Where on the web can you get a list of the bridge laws for 53' trailers? 48 states have 48 different laws .

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Just look in any Rand McNally motor carrier's road atlas. Find all the info on just about anyting right thier at your finger tips inside your car.

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DO NOT RELY ON RAND MCNALLY FOR 53' TRAILER KING PIN SETTING INFORMATION!!
They are often times very sloppy about updating the information. Bridge law seems to be/ is an area of law that is in a constant state of flux. As far as the Internet--that, sounds like a job for 'Ol Blue USA.
Several states make available to commercial drivers, STAA routing maps which also contain bride law info. (BTW, these maps are always worth your taking the time to obtain a copy-- if, they are available.) These maps, and/or speaking with scalehouse personnel are your best bet for accurate, up-to-date information.

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Normally, if it's a Tandem 53', You need 41' from the King Pin to the senter of the tandems. I tridem needs 41' from King Pin to the center of center axle.

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In Canada it's that simple?
Here in these United States the "States" are all over the map (no pun intended) on 53' trailer king pin law. Anything from 40' maximum spacing from kingpin to center of rear axle (California)--to, 40'6 plus or minus 6" as measured from kingpin to center of the rearmost axle (Michigan), (i.e., there are only three (3) legal pin settings when in Michigan with a 53' when equipped with a rear tandem)--to, "you can run them any where you choose as long as you don't exceed the Federal weight and size limits (various). Still other States take their measurements from the king pin to the center of the rear axle group etc. It's wacky.

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Well it will do in a pinch, will get you very close to where you need to be. And close is good enough until you get the right info. Its not enforced that much, sure they could give you ticket if thats what they are pulling cars around back for an inspection.
If your in a state like CA and you got em slid up all the way to the front or all the way to the back, they are going to get ya, but if its real close not a problem.

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That's why you see a 41' Marking in large letters at the 41 foot mark from the pin.
They can tell at a glance from inside if you're close or not.

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In CA the law is 40 ft for kingpin to center of rear axel. You can have them slid all the way up, this is not illegal. If you are stretched out more than 40 ft, then you are illegal and will get fined and depending on your attitude, you may be forced to take the load to a warehouse near the scale to have the load moved around.
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Thanks for the help.
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