Changing Lanes

March 2013

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Special Hauls Talbert Manufacturing Introduces New 40-Ton Lightweight With Superloads in Mind CHANGING LANES Talbert Manufacturing, a leader in the heavy-haul and specially built trailer industry, introduces its 40Ton Lightweight Trailer. The trailer can be customized for customers who need to remain below the superload weight limit in states with 120,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) restrictions. Each state has separate laws surrounding superloads. Generally, once a truck reaches superload status, route surveys and engineering reviews are required on roads and bridges to ensure the superload can travel the desired route without causing a hazard. Even after the permit is issued, 34 special hauls 0113 cl.indd 1 there are further restrictions regarding when the load can move, usually on weekdays during daylight hours. Further, a permit is commonly valid for one trip only. Given these rules, the need for escorts and the cost of permits, most operators strive to stay below superload level for all the states through which a load will travel. The 40-Ton Lightweight trailer can be designed for the transport of excavators, small to mid-sized dozers and other construction equipment, and it weighs just over 18,000 pounds. When paired with a truck, the unit can transport MARCH 2013 // WWW.CHANGINGLANESDIGITAL.COM 2/5/13 9:44 AM

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