ExpeditersOnline.com
Try Hours
Bolt Express
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Fowlerville, Michigan, USA.
    Posts
    97

    DOT restrictions on straight truck length

    Hello,

    Was hoping to get some insight from somebody in the know. I have a 2004 Ford F 650 with a 28 foot box. I am currently working for a company in Michigan doing local runs, but was doing a little searching for other freight companies in my area who are recruiting. One thing I noticed, was that almost all the companies recruiting, require a sleeper. Can anybody tell me what the regulations are, as far as maximum length of a truck. Could I squish in a narrow sleeper between the cab and box and be legal, or am I smoking dope? Please excuse my ignorance and thank you in advance to anybody who could enlighten me.

    Scott

  2. Tractor Drivers and O/Os
    Premium Transportation Logistics
    Semi Drivers Weekly Pay + Benefits Apply here for Premium Transportation Logistics LLC Company Tractor OR Owner Operator positions! https://intelliapp2.driverapponline.com/c/premiumtrans WORK WEEK BASED ON 7 DAYS AND MAY INCLUDE WEEKENDS (Home time off is generally every other weekend. May be more depending on freight volumes and where driver lives). PAY INCREASE AFTER 90 DAY PROBATIONARY PERIOD. BONUS WEEKS OFFERED AS INCENTIVES. INCREASE DEPENDENT ON PERFORMANCE REVIEW. DRIVERS ARE PAID WEEKLY VIA DIRECT DEPOSIT. EMPLOYEE STATUS (W-2) MEDICAL INSURANCE (Driver pays portion of premium. Driver eligible after probationary period). HOLIDAY PAY 401k RETIREMENT PLAN VACATION PAY PERFORMANCE REVIEW AFTER 90 DAYS, AND AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR THEREAFTER. Prefer drivers are based in the Tri-State area. To obtain additional info please call Recruiting & Safety at 419-861-3430 ext. 207. Ask for Brian.
     

  3. 1,173475,21103,8
  4. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Conroe, Tx, USA.
    Posts
    56

    RE: DOT restrictions on straight truck length

    If memory serves, most all states are at least 40' (many are 45'). Florida & N/S Carolina used to be 35' on two axles, 40' on three axles. But it's been a few years since I checked.

    Dennis

  5. 2,173476,21103,8
  6. #3
    Senior Moderator davekc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    FL & TN, USA.
    Posts
    13,706

    RE: DOT restrictions on straight truck length

    you can go to 40 ft in all states now. You can go to 45 ft in some states with three axles. Our truck is 39' and 3/4". Only been measured once and passed and that was in SC
    fleet owner
    29 years
    Panther & Load One


  7. 3,173477,21103,8
  8. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    HoneyBrook, PA
    Posts
    198

    RE: DOT restrictions on straight truck length

    Check the CA ( cab-to-axle) length before you add anything to the length of the body...
    I might be you are max'ed out on frame length...

    I'll check the Ford order guides in the office tomorrow....
    And will post the recommended lengths for various body types...

    P.S. - What model F-650...Cat or Cummins or Powerstroke ????
    Just curious...

    Thanks,

    Tazman:-)

  9. 4,173478,21103,8
  10. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
    Posts
    88

    RE: DOT restrictions on straight truck length

    If you want to add a sleeper you might have to lose the 28ft box and go for a 24ft box, that would leave you with 4 feet of frame to put a sleeper in. How do you like your F-650? I love mine so far

    2. 1999 Sterling Semis
    2000 Ford F650 24ft box truck
    7.3 Powerstroke, 6spd manual

  11. 5,173479,21103,8

Similar Threads

  1. Truck Length
    By P51bombay in forum Truck Talk
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-14-2008, 11:37 PM
  2. Cargo Can restrictions (Panther)
    By Panther2884 in forum Ask The Recruiter
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-13-2007, 11:12 AM
  3. EPA lifts restrictions on fuel
    By LDB in forum General Expediter Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-31-2005, 01:53 PM
  4. Truck length
    By RichM in forum General Expediter Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-23-2003, 01:09 PM
  5. Maximum Legal Length for a Straight Truck
    By Bearcat in forum Truck Talk
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-18-2002, 08:29 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
ExpeditersOnline.Com Copyright © 1999-2011 On Time Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
ExpeditersOnline.com © is a registered trademark of On Time Media, LLC

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2