Where non-CDL drivers are concerned, the vehicle of choice used to be a single rear wheel truck. As of late, however, things have changed. Why is that? The economy has taken a bit of a dip lately and that means that the full loads versus partial loads climate has changed as well. Partials weren’t a big part of the industry a couple of years ago, and full loads paid well. Lately, however, partials are more common.
In fact, there are more partially loaded trucks out there today than there have been in a long time. That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t some good paying, worthwhile loads out there. They do exist.
How you load a truck can have everything to do with how profitable your run is. So, making sure that you are loading your truck/trailer for the most profitable run is always recommended.
What Is a Dually Truck?
As referred to above, single rear wheel trucks used to be the go-to vehicle for non-CDL drivers. But with more width and road contact for greater traction, balance, and stability while driving, there’s a new kid in town. Sporting two rear wheels on each side, this type of heavy-duty truck can be referred to as a “dually” or DRW. With stability being increased, safety goes right along with it. Payload weights are distributed more evenly, and that equates to better stability – particularly when hauling trailers. These trucks are thought, as well, to be more capable overall compared to single wheel trucks.
If you’re planning to haul in excess of 3500 pounds – and, in reverse, maintain a good safety margin – it makes sense to go with a dually truck. Here are additional reasons to choose a dually for your non-CDL needs.
If you start loading up a trailer with a little too much weight, you’re going to have a problem with the DOT. If a single rear wheel truck even looks like it’s hauling a heavy or overloaded trailer, the authorities may well start taking a closer look at the weight you’re hauling. But because a dually can haul so much more, they’re frequently overlooked.
With a dually truck, you have a better chance of being compliant when you’re towing bigger loads.
CDL to Non-CDL
Go from CDL to non-CDL effortlessly. Should you or your drivers choose to eventually get your CDL license, you won’t necessarily have to change vehicles. Because these vehicles are compatible with both CDL and non-CDL loads, there is no need to spend money on a new truck to haul heavy trailers/loads.
As mentioned earlier, stability is a major factor where the choice to go with dually trucks is concerned. Try driving a single rear wheel vehicle with 7000 pounds in it and see what happens. The squirmy feeling and instability are unmistakable.
There may well be more dually trucks available for purchase, lease, and rent right now than ever before. This can make a difference when you’re pushed for time and need a truck right now.
Because you can haul more with a dually, you will have the option of loading your trailer to its maximum capacity, safely. A fuller/bigger load means more money.
Count on Mickey For Your Truck’s Needs
For your dually trucks, or whatever trucks make up your fleet, you can rely on Mickey Genuine Parts for parts and service.
If you are ordering parts, as long as we receive your order by 2 PM Eastern Standard Time, we can begin the shipping process the very same day. Should you choose to have your fleet serviced by one of our knowledgeable technicians, we have certified service centers located throughout the United States for your convenience. There is likely one near you or on your route.