10 Facts About Trucks…Brought to You By A Queens Garbage Removal Team

Because why not?

Rubbish Removal

1)    The legal weight for an 18-wheel truck is 80,000 pounds (40 tons).*

2)    The average 18-wheeler is 70 to 80 feet long.*

3)    The length of time needed to stop an 18-wheeler is 40% greater than that of an automobile.*

4)    Eighteen-wheelers only have 10 brakes, not 18.*

5)    Eighteen-wheelers cost anywhere from $80,000 to $120,000.*

6)    “Bobtailing” is a term used to describe a situation when an 18-wheeler is driving without the trailer attached.*

7)    A man named Robert T. Mawhinney first conceived the dump truck in St. John, New Brunswick, in 1920, when he attached a dump box to a flat bed.**

8)    A typical U.S. dump truck has one front axle and one or more rear axles, which usually have dual wheels on each side.**

9)    If a truck is going 55 miles per hour, it must travel twice the length of a football field before it would be able to stop.***

10)  The slang term for a tow truck is a “draggin’ wagon.”***

 

 

*thetruckersreport.com

**absoluteastronomy.com

***funtrivia.com

 

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~ by DiMolaBros1956 on January 23, 2012.

One Response to “10 Facts About Trucks…Brought to You By A Queens Garbage Removal Team”

  1. Keep on trucking, Nick!

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