Every trucking operator knows just how important it is to meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, including requirements for Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). Too much weight could mean your trailer receives a ticket for creating an unsafe driving environment for other drivers on the road. All trailers have a maximum amount of weight they can physically haul, and that amount may be significantly different from the amount they can legally haul without facing repercussions if pulled over.
It is important to understand trailer ratings and ensure you have suitable commercial tires for your trailer. Consider the following:
Every vehicle has a limit to the amount of weight it can tow. This is best communicated by the manufacturer. Many factors contribute to maintaining proper safety on the roadways, including knowing these weight limitations and ensuring that they are calculated for every load before a truck and trailer leave the property.
While safety is of the utmost importance, knowing following these weight parameters and figures also helps ensure that product gets where it needs to go without overstressing the vehicle and leading to breakdowns, as well as early wear and tear.
STTC offers 24/7 emergency road service to help you get back on your route when you do have a failure. Count on us to help you keep the best commercial tires on your vehicle at all times. Call us now at 610-954-8473 or contact us online to get the help you need.
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