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Jmorris

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Bet he's over the 65' length!

That is why he has no bed and no smart or other car. He is still a "truck tractor" and not a "truck". A truck tractor has no length max and can haul a 59 ft trailer (in Texas and commercial vehicles on the Federal Interstate system) but a truck and trailer combo can only be 65ft (again, in Texas). Once you put a load carrying bed on a truck tractor it becomes a truck.

 

Vehicle Type Length Limit

Single Motor Vehicle 45 feet

Truck-tractor Unlimited

Semitrailer, of two-vehicle combination 59 feet

Two- or Three-Vehicle combination other than truck-tractor & semitrailer 65 feet

Each trailer or semitrailer of a twin-trailer combination 28.5 feet

Traditional boat/auto transporter combination 65 feet

Commercial truck & stinger-steered semitrailer transporting autos/boats 75 feet

Front overhang 3 feet

Rear overhang 4 feet

 

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That is why he has no bed and no smart or other car. He is still a "truck tractor" and not a "truck". A truck tractor has no length max and can haul a 59 ft trailer (in Texas and commercial vehicles on the Federal Interstate system) but a truck and trailer combo can only be 65ft (again, in Texas). Once you put a load carrying bed on a truck tractor it becomes a truck.

 

Vehicle Type Length Limit

Single Motor Vehicle 45 feet

Truck-tractor Unlimited

Semitrailer, of two-vehicle combination 59 feet

Two- or Three-Vehicle combination other than truck-tractor & semitrailer 65 feet

Each trailer or semitrailer of a twin-trailer combination 28.5 feet

Traditional boat/auto transporter combination 65 feet

Commercial truck & stinger-steered semitrailer transporting autos/boats 75 feet

Front overhang 3 feet

Rear overhang 4 feet

 

Downloadable brochure with pictures

Is the 59 foot trailer length a recent modification? I thought it was 53 ft, that is the lomgest i have seen printed on a trailer, and what i rembered from the cdl book a few years ago.

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