How much weight can you put on a semi trailer?
A semi-truck hooked up to an empty trailer weighs around 35,000 pounds. The weight maximum for a semi-truck with a loaded trailer legally allowed in the United States is 80,000 pounds.
What is the heaviest load a semi truck can carry?
Big rigs are limited by federal regulation to a maximum loaded weight of 80,000 pounds including cargo, so the actual amount of cargo a big rig can carry really depends on the type and weight of the truck when empty.
How much weight can you put on a 48 foot trailer?
You can expect to move 46,000-48,000 pounds using 48 and 53-foot flatbed trailers.