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Ca requires tractor-trailer comb to be 65' long.
Truck manufactures tell me they cannot build a tractor to be able to meet the 65' length law pulling a 53' trailer...

Has there been any discussion on this...

Thank you

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I am not sure of your exact question but will answer in two ways.

1.  As far as a regulatory change....that would be California specific and I have enough trouble keeping up with the USDOT regs that I can't maintain the same level of knowledge on state regulations.

2.   As far as equipment changes from a manufacturers point of view to achieve this 65 ft number...I am not aware of them doing this.  If you stay on the National Network , you can exceed the 65 ft mark but that would be a significant restriction to get off of the main roads and go anywhere else.  

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Commercial Trucking regulations. DOT inspection information. Data Q challenges PA Traffic and Equipment Regulations Out of service criteria.

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Police Officer 1986-2011 Weighmaster 1990-2011 DOT Enforcement Certified 1999-2011 Haz-Mat Inspector 2007-2011 Class A CDL Holder CDL Instructor

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Fraternal Order of Police ( life member)

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American Association of Service Professionals Newsletter

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Harrisburg Area Community College 35th Police Academy Community College of the Air Force PA certified 3rd party CDL tester.

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A number of trucking / transportation companies in PA and NJ

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