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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.

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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").

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Q: Why can't you fill a liquid tank trailer to the brim?
A: Many liquids hauled over the road expand and contract with the changing temperatures both inside and outside of the vessel.

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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.

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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.

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Q: What is a drive away company?
A: This is typically a trucking company that supplies trucks and drivers only. They can only transport empty trailers (new or used) from one point to another.

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Q: What trailer dealership repeatedly goes out of its way to provide quality equipment  to better serve its customers?
A: Just Trailers, Inc.

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