Maine 5 Axle Semi Truck Size and Weight Limits



Maine: 5 Axle Semi Truck

semi truck tractor trailer

Gross Weight Limits

Ruleset Jurisdication Permit Required? Estimated Gross *
ME Law - Under 73,280 lbs Interstate No 73,280 lbs
ME Law - Over 73,280 lbs Interstate No 80,000 lbs
ME General Law General Law Network No 80,000 lbs

* This is an estimate as it does not include bridge and tire compliance.


Axle Weight Limits

Ruleset: ME Law - Under 73,280 lbs

Jurisdication: Interstate

Axle Group Tire Type Axle Spread Axle Weight Limit
Steer AxleSingle 22,000 lbs
Tandem DrivesDuals48 - 96 in 34,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals48 - 96 in 34,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals96 - 108 in 38,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals108 - 120 in 39,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals120 - 121 in 40,000 lbs

Ruleset: ME Law - Over 73,280 lbs

Jurisdication: Interstate

Axle Group Tire Type Axle Spread Axle Weight Limit
Steer AxleSingle 20,000 lbs
Tandem DrivesDuals48 - 96 in 34,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals48 - 96 in 34,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals96 - 108 in 38,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals108 - 120 in 39,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals120 - 121 in 40,000 lbs

Ruleset: ME General Law

Jurisdication: General Law Network

Axle Group Tire Type Axle Spread Axle Weight Limit
Steer AxleSingle 22,400 lbs
Tandem DrivesDuals48 - 96 in 38,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals48 - 96 in 38,000 lbs

Dimension Restrictions

InterstateGeneral Law NetworkNon-53' Network
Dimension NameMinMaxMinMaxMinMax
Overall Height14' 0" Max - Truck may only be 13'6", but load can add 6"
Overall LengthNo Limit74' 0" Max - 69' if trailer is 48' or less
Overall Width8' 6"
Front OverhangNone Specified
Rear Overhang4' 0"
Semi-Trailer Length53' 0" 48' 0"
Semi-Trailer Wheelbase
- Kingpin to Center of Rear Axle
43' 0"
Semi-Trailer Kingpin Setback3' 6" Max - Applies to trailers 48'-53'
Effective Rear Overhang35% of Trailer Wheelbase Max.

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