Freddy wrote:U-Haul understates their capacity so they won't be liable if something goes wrong. "You said I could haul 8,000 pounds, I had 7,998 in it and blew a tire as I back into my yard. It swerved and crushed my red wagon, I want a new red wagon and seven million dollars for pain & suffering".
I don't know what the policies are at U-Haul but I'm doubtful they are going to be renting trailers with higher capacities than what they are stating. Simply put it costs more money. I've said it before keep with whatever they are registered at. The trailer itself maybe fine for that weight but you only need a single point of failure such as a tire that is not rated for the weight. As the weight rating for tires increase so does the cost, U-Haul isn't going to be putting $150 tires on a trailer that only needs $100 tires.
The other thing is if you get stopped by DOT the fine is going to be quite a bit if you are grossly overloaded.
Hollyfeld wrote:I'm curious if those trucking companies will deliver smaller loads around 5-6 tons?
You'll need to hook up with a coal dealer for weights like that. A coal dealer can make it feasible for smaller weights because they can split the load.