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    Default straight truck question...

    I am currently driving a Freightliner s/t straight truck with a tag axle. I would like to know how much weight needs to be loaded before I have to drop them???

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    Every truck is different and depends on your weight empty
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    you said tag axle so I assume the lift axle is behind the drive axle...correct?

    Now take your truck (empty) and have it weighed to see how much weight is needed to max out your GVWR (I'm thinking 32k) that amount will determine when
    you must drop your axle.

    Keep in mind that if you have a Tag axle and not a pusher axle you must keep the biggest part of the weight towards the rear of the box because
    you won't be able to decrease the weight on your steers if you put too much weight on the front.
    Be careful out there!



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