|Solving a Customer’s Bridge Formula Issue
For most material haulers, getting the absolute most legal material is an everyday struggle. With stiffer D.O.T regulations across the country, material haulers cannot haul the same amount of material as they use to be able to. Some of that is because of enforcement of the Federal and State weight restrictions. Mostly it is due to using outdated hauling equipment and practices.
One incident the team at Ace helped solve for a now satisfied customer is as follows:
This customer was unhappy with the legal payload they were able to achieve with existing hauling equipment. This customer was operating a 33′ Tri-Axle Roll Off Trailer. Below is an example of the trailer. This customer was able to reach 78,000 GVW in lieu of the 80,000 GVW that they had wanted. Now 2,000 lbs. may not seem like a lot, but with an average of 4 hauls per day, that quickly adds up to 4 tons that this customer was missing out on PER DAY.
|Customers Existing Roll Off Trailer (33′ Overall Length)The key factor in the Federal Bridge Formula is the distance between the Kingpin and the Rear Axle Center (290″ or 24′ 2“). With this tri-axle 33′ trailer, the customer was hauling a max 78,000 GVW.
|One last thing. Due to the way our ACE Roll off Trailers are designed, the trailers actually shrink in overall length when loading and unloading containers. This feature helped this customer pick up additional accounts that their roll off trucks and other roll off trailers could not access.