The general gross weight limit in the United States is 80,000 pounds for a 40-foot long container. Directly following the guidelines established by the U.S. In the U.S., shippers must distribute weight evenly throughout the container, or else the container could be subject to an axle weight violation. A) 20 feet (general use) more than 44,000 pounds of cargo weight b) 20 feet (refrigerated) more than 41,500 pounds of cargo weight c) 40 feet (general use) more than 44,500 pounds of cargo weight d) 40 feet (refrigerated) more than 41,500 pounds of cargo weight e) 45 feet of cargo weight more than 41,500 pounds of cargo weight. When sending intermodal shipments to the BNSF, the sender has certain obligations to upload the content securely, as indicated in the BNSF Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide.
The law now grants the trucker, if a fine is imposed for an overweight violation due to the fact that the party issuing the container has not provided correct information or has not provided information, the right to seize the cargo to collect the amount of the fine. It is important to know how much the empty container weighs and how much it weighs when it is loaded in order to be able to use the cranes safely. The maximum weight that U.S. railroads will accept or deliver for the carriage of wagons is (including the weight of the container) 52,900 pounds (23,995 kg) in the case of a container of 20, and 67,200 pounds.
Shippers should note that, taking into account the weight of the truck, chassis and container, the maximum gross vehicle weight cannot exceed 80,000 pounds (36,287 kg), which is the basic legal limit for U.S. road transportation. UU. Container weights are divided into shipping containers, refrigerated containers, and flat zip containers.
In some places in North America, there is special equipment to legally handle overweight containers. Please note that containers loaded up to the rail cargo weight limit cannot be moved on the road, as the container will exceed 80,000 pounds.