TYPES OF LOADS (Continued).
Eccentric Loads. A load that has its center of gravity positioned off to one side is an eccentric
load. The degree of offset is a critical factor to the stability of the trailer. Problems encountered
may vary from leaning of the trailer, to severe leaning, instability, and/or damage or yielding of the
High Center of Gravity Loads. A load with a high center of gravity poses additional stability
concerns. Reduce speed with this type of load.
Outrigger Loads. Outriggers provide additional stability to wide-based loads. However, due to the
spacing of the outriggers, no concentrated loads are permitted on them. Some of the load, by
design, must bear on the trailer bed itself and only part of the load on the outriggers.
Divisible Loads. A load which has components that can be physically separated (such as two
pieces of equipment or vehicles) is considered a divisible load.