Pennsylvania 5 Axle Semi Truck Size and Weight Limits



Pennsylvania: 5 Axle Semi Truck

semi truck tractor trailer

Gross Weight Limits

Ruleset Jurisdiction Permit Required? Estimated Gross *
PA Under 73,280 Law Interstate and Designated No 73,280 lbs
PA Under 73,280 Law Non - Interstate and Access Roads No 73,280 lbs
US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs

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


Axle Weight Limits

Ruleset: PA Under 73,280 Law

Jurisdiction: Interstate and Designated

Axle Group Tire Type Axle Spread Axle Weight Limit
Steer AxleSingle 20,000 lbs
Tandem DrivesDuals40 - 72 in 34,000 lbs
Tandem DrivesDuals72 - 96 in 34,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals40 - 72 in 34,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals72 - 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: PA Under 73,280 Law

Jurisdiction: Non - Interstate and Access Roads

Axle Group Tire Type Axle Spread Axle Weight Limit
Steer AxleSingle 20,000 lbs
Tandem DrivesDuals40 - 72 in 34,000 lbs
Tandem DrivesDuals72 - 96 in 34,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals40 - 72 in 34,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals72 - 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: US Federal

Jurisdiction: Interstate and Designated

Axle Group Tire Type Axle Spread Axle Weight Limit
Steer AxleSingle 20,000 lbs
Tandem DrivesDuals40 - 72 in 34,000 lbs
Tandem DrivesDuals72 - 96 in 34,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals40 - 72 in 34,000 lbs
Trailer TandemDuals72 - 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

Dimension Restrictions

Interstate and DesignatedNon - Interstate and Access Roads
Dimension NameMinMaxMinMax
Overall Height13' 6"
Overall LengthNo Limit
Overall Width8' 6" 8' 0"
Front Overhang3' 0"
Rear Overhang6' 0" Max - Over 4' requires red flag/light.
Semi-Trailer Length53' 0"
Semi-Trailer Wheelbase
- Kingpin to Center of Axles
41' 0"

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