Q: Why do some trailers have axles close together and some have them spread apart? A: By law, 2 axles close together can carry 34,000 lbs. and 2 axles spread apart (must exceed 10') can carry 40,000 lbs. legally.
Q: What are overweight permits? A: These permits allow a truck and trailer combination to carry weights in excess of the legal limt = 80,000 lbs. There are annual permits and per trip permits. Certain permits are also needed if you are over height (13'6") or over width (8'6").
Q: Why do some equipment low bed trailers have a "foot" and some don't? A: The "foot" refers to a ground bearing, hydraulic piston that supports the weight of the gooseneck while detaching. A trailer without a "foot" is referred to as a Non-ground bearing gooseneck. This type gets its support from a hydraulic cylinder that bears down on the tractor frame instead of the ground.
Q: What is FET? A: FET is the Federal Excise Tax. This is a 12% tax imposed by the Federal Government on the purchase of a truck or trailer. It is collected by the dealer at the time of sale and paid to the government.