Kenworth provides specs to help dump truck buyers

Truck company offers advice on choosing truck specs compatible with 2010 engine technology.


If you’re in the market for a dump truck, it’s important to do your homework. Unlike some other vocations, dump truck specifications are very regionalized. What works in one area of the country will not work in another.

Your first piece of homework: Find out what the length and weight regulations are in your state. Try to take maximum advantage of the weight laws to maximize payload. Some states, mostly in the west, require compliance with the Federal Bridge Formula; others don’t. This will have a big influence on how the axles are set up and spaced.

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