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5 Axle Semi Truck

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Table of Gross Weights by State

State Name Ruleset Jurisdiction Permit Required? Estimated Gross *
Alabama US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Alaska AK Law Designated No 82,875 lbs
Alberta AB Provincial Law Primary No 87,082 lbs
Arizona US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Arkansas US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Atlantic Provinces (Canada) Eastern Canada MOU Primary No 91,492 lbs
British Columbia BC Provincial Law Primary No 95,019 lbs
California US Federal STAA Green and Blue Routes No 80,000 lbs
Colorado US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Colorado CO Law Non-Interstate Routes No 85,000 lbs
Connecticut CT Under 73,000 law Interstate and Design. CT Routes 1-399, 450, 476, 508, 693, 695 No 73,000 lbs
Connecticut CT Over 73,000 law Interstate and Design. CT Routes 1-399, 450, 476, 508, 693, 695 No 80,000 lbs
Delaware US Federal Interstate No 80,000 lbs
Delaware DE Law Non-Interstate Routes No 80,000 lbs
Florida US Federal Interstate No 80,000 lbs
Florida FL Law State Roads and Turnpike Yes 88,000 lbs
Georgia US Federal Interstate and NHS No 80,000 lbs
Georgia GA Law State Roads (Other than Interstate or NHS) No 80,000 lbs
Georgia GA Law Under 73,280 Interstate Interstate and NHS No 73,280 lbs
Hawaii US Federal Interstate No 80,000 lbs
Hawaii HI Law State Roads No 88,000 lbs
Idaho US Federal National Network No 80,000 lbs
Idaho ID Law National Network Yes 85,500 lbs
Idaho ID Law Designated Secondary Highways Yes 85,500 lbs
Illinois US Federal Class I and II Highways No 80,000 lbs
Indiana US Federal Interstate No 80,000 lbs
Indiana IN Law (Under 73,280 lbs) All Highways Except Heavy Duty Highways No 73,280 lbs
Indiana IN Toll Rules Toll Road No 85,500 lbs
Iowa US Federal Interstate and State Routes No 80,000 lbs
Kansas US Federal Interstate No 80,000 lbs
Kansas KS State Law Non-Interstate Highways No 85,500 lbs
Kentucky US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Kentucky KY State Law Non-Designated Highways No 36,000 lbs
Louisiana US Federal Interstate No 80,000 lbs
Louisiana LA Law Non-Interstate No 80,000 lbs
Maine ME Law - Under 73,280 lbs Interstate No 73,280 lbs
Maine ME General Law General Law Network No 80,000 lbs
Maine ME Law - Over 73,280 lbs Interstate No 80,000 lbs
Manitoba MB Provincial Law Primary No 88,185 lbs
Manitoba MB Secondary Highways Law Secondary Highways No 83,776 lbs
Maryland US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Maryland MD Law Under 73,000 lbs Interstate and Designated No 73,000 lbs
Maryland MD Law Under 73,000 lbs Non-State Highways No 73,000 lbs
Massachusetts US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Michigan US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Michigan MI Law Interstate and Designated No 88,000 lbs
Minnesota US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Mississippi US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Missouri US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Missouri US Federal Non-Interstate No 80,000 lbs
Missouri MO Commercial Zones Commercial Zones No 112,000 lbs
Montana US Federal Designated Routes No 80,000 lbs
Montana MT Law - Short All NN Routes except US 87 from mile 79.3 to 82.5 Yes 99,870 lbs
Montana MT Law - Long All NN Routes except US 87 from mile 79.3 to 82.5 Yes 99,870 lbs
Nebraska US Federal Interstate No 80,000 lbs
Nebraska NE Law State Designated Highways No 85,500 lbs
Nebraska NE Interstate Permit Interstate Yes 85,500 lbs
Nevada US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Nevada NV Shorter Overweight Vehicle (SOV) LCV Routes (Includes permitted vehicles over 80,000 lbs) Yes 85,500 lbs
New Hampshire US Federal Interstate and Defense Highways No 80,000 lbs
New Hampshire NH Over Weight Registration Interstates and Designated State Highways Yes 84,000 lbs
New Jersey US Federal Interstate and 102" / Twin Trailer network No 80,000 lbs
New Mexico NM Law Interstate and Designated No 81,900 lbs
New York US Federal Qualifying and Access Highways No 80,000 lbs
New York NY State Law State and Designated Highways No 80,000 lbs
New York NY Type 1A - F1 Permit Qualifying and Access Highways Yes 102,000 lbs
North Carolina US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
North Dakota US Federal Interstate No 80,000 lbs
North Dakota ND Non-Designated Other State Highways not otherwise designated No 80,000 lbs
North Dakota ND Law - 75 feet 75' and 105,500 lbs network No 85,500 lbs
North Dakota ND Law - 95 Feet 95' and 105,500 lbs networks No 85,500 lbs
North Dakota ND - Interstate with Permit Interstate Yes 85,500 lbs
Ohio US Federal Interstate No 80,000 lbs
Ohio OH Turnpike Ohio Turnpike Commission Roads No 90,000 lbs
Ohio OH Non-Interstate Law Non-Interstate No 80,000 lbs
Ohio OH Bridge Compliant Local Non-Interstate No 70,500 lbs
Oklahoma US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Oklahoma OK State Law State Roads Yes 84,000 lbs
Ontario ON Provincial Law Primary No 101,192 lbs
Oregon US Federal Group 1 Routes (Interstates and Major Roads) No 80,000 lbs
Oregon OR Extended Weight Permit Group 1 Routes (Interstates and Major Roads) Yes 83,500 lbs
Pennsylvania US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Pennsylvania PA Under 73,280 Law Interstate and Designated No 73,280 lbs
Pennsylvania PA Under 73,280 Law Non - Interstate and Access Roads No 73,280 lbs
Quebec QC Provincial Law A.13 Ordinary Class No 89,287 lbs
Quebec QC Thaw Period Weights A.13 Ordinary Class No 87,082 lbs
Rhode Island US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Saskatchewan SK Primary Law Primary No 88,185 lbs
Saskatchewan SK Secondary Law Municipal Roads No 77,162 lbs
South Carolina SC Non-Interstate Non - Interstate No 80,608 lbs
South Carolina SC Interstate under 75,185 lbs Interstate No 75,185 lbs
South Carolina SC Interstate over 75,185 lbs Interstate No 80,000 lbs
South Dakota US Federal Interstate and Routes listed in S.D. 32-22-21.2 No 80,000 lbs
South Dakota SD Law Interstate and Routes listed in S.D. 32-22-21.2 Yes 85,500 lbs
South Dakota SD Law Non-Interstate and Routes listed in S.D. 32-22-21.2 No 85,500 lbs
Tennessee US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Texas US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Texas TX Permit for Excess Weight State and County Roads Yes 84,000 lbs
US Federal Regulations US Federal Interstates No 80,000 lbs
Utah US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Utah UT Overweight Permit Interstate and Designated Yes 85,500 lbs
Vermont US Federal Interstate Only No 80,000 lbs
Vermont VT All Products Permit State Highways Yes 85,500 lbs
Vermont VT State Law State Highways No 80,000 lbs
Virginia US Federal Interstate and Designated No 80,000 lbs
Virginia VA 46.2-1128 Overweight Non - Interstate Roads Yes 84,000 lbs
Washington WA Law Interstate and Designated No 85,500 lbs
West Virginia US Federal Interstate No 80,000 lbs
West Virginia WV Law US and WV State Routes No 88,000 lbs
Wisconsin US Federal Interstates and Designated Trunk Highways No 80,000 lbs
Wyoming WY Table 1 Comply Interstate, Primary and Secondary Roads No 85,500 lbs
Wyoming WY Table 2 Comply Primary and Secondary No 80,000 lbs

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


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3 Comments

  1. John van der Weerden

    Having just returned from USA and CANADA I would like to show my mates the different tractor trailer axle combinations that I sighted on the roads in Your country

  2. Alex

    How can Ontario be 101900 lbs if the max per Axel (tandem) is 37000 lbs?

  3. Paul Jakubicek

    Thanks for the question Alex!

    According to the Ontario Regulations: Ontario Regulations

    Steer Axle: 7,700 kgs / 16,976 lbs
    Tandem Axles (1.2-1.8m spread): 18,000 kgs / 39,683 lbs
    Tandem Axles (1.8m spread): 19,100 kgs / 42,108 lbs

    So if you have a semi truck with the wider spread on both your drives and your trailer, you can have: 16,976 + 42,108 + 42,108 = 101,192 lbs. Of course, most trucks will not have a 1.8m spread on their drives and will have a maximum of: 16,976 + 39,683 + 42,108 = 98,767 lbs.

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