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85 shaftments is about nine-tenths as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, it's 0.88540 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 1.1290 times that amount.
(a.k.a. semi-trailer truck, a.k.a. semi, a.k.a. tractor-trailer, a.k.a. truck and trailer, a.k.a. eighteen-wheeler, a.k.a. big rig, a.k.a. Mack truck, a.k.a. transport, a.k.a. lorry, a.k.a. artic; for box truck; United States Federal length limits)
According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 96 shaftments (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
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