West Virginia follows regular interstate laws on the interstate, and also restrict the operations of twin trailers off the interstate system. There is a tolerance of 10% of gross weight on state roads, with no specifications for axle weights other than each axle cannot be greater than 20,000 lbs. Also, the kingpin specification is untypical in West Virginia. For trailers between 48’ and 53’, there must be a rear tractor to first trailer axle distance of 37’, which is about the same as a 41’ distance for most configurations. County Roads have maximum weights of 65,000 lbs plus tolerances.
- West Virginia Legal Code
- Permit Office Phone: 304-558-0384