Feature article: Watch your weight
Since you can’t increase the weight on the drive axle, all of the additional weight would have to go to the trailer’s three axles. “That means the load will end up in the rear of the trailer,” Hill says. “You can’t take an evenly distributed load, increase it and expect all of the weight to fall on the tridem axle. People who are moving loads away from the front of the trailer will have to move them farther from the front.