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    Anyone know the length of a large tanker truck?

    You know the type that carries fuel (with rig). I need this for a cad drawing I'm doing.

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    I believe I have seen some of the trailers that are 48' long. Don't know the length of the cab though.
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    Thanks. I think that's what I have with one of my drawings. But I wanted to make sure.

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    IIRC, the ICC or some other regulating body limits over all length to something like 75' to 80' on a combined single. Longer for a b-train setup.

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    depending on the length of the tractor, 57-65 feet total.
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    I thought you could pull a 55'er behind a West Coaster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    I thought you could pull a 55'er behind a West Coaster?
    53' and max overall of the single trailer unit is 75'

    Longest tank though is actually 45' and there isn't really any reason to go longer because of weight limits.

    EDIT: Texas and some of the SW States allow a 57' trailer, but in the MW, and NW and NE, 53' is the longest trailer.
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    East coast would be different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    East coast would be different?
    That goes without saying,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    53' and max overall of the single trailer unit is 75'

    Longest tank though is actually 45' and there isn't really any reason to go longer because of weight limits.

    EDIT: Texas and some of the SW States allow a 57' trailer, but in the MW, and NW and NE, 53' is the longest trailer.
    I defer to the expert.

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    This was when Daddy was running a lot of PA firebrick to Gary ( and other places in) Indiana in an old cabover Mack

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    Just sent my bro-in-law a text message and asked him how long his tanker was. He said altogether it was about 60'...Trailer 42'.....Truck 28'

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    This place is awesome. I swear, if you don't have a clue about something just ask the All-knowing Foo brigade.

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    I think they may be 1800 feet long, or maybe 1801 feet

    impossible to measure. science is working on it tho'

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    Yep, we can cover anything from truck length to Special Relativity

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    Special Relativity... Isn't that against the law?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    Special Relativity... Isn't that against the law?
    Not in TN or AL.

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    All I know is that when I see a trailer with a 53' marking on it going through town, I pull off to the side of the road, whip out the cell phone and report it, (53's aren't allowed in town - they tend to knock down poles when they try to make the tight turns at intersections).
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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    This place is awesome. I swear, if you don't have a clue about something just ask the All-knowing Foo brigade.
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    Do you have Auto-Turn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    You know the type that carries fuel (with rig). I need this for a cad drawing I'm doing.
    Let me guess... displaying maneuverability space at a proposed gas station?
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