The provided link above defines maximum weight restrictions in the state of California as they pertain to the hauling of freight on California Roadways. When comparing the maximum weights allowed in ocean containers, with the maximum weights allowed on California Highways, the maximum weight allowed on the California highways, is less in most cases, than the maximum weight allowed in a specific container.
High Mountain Transport LLC. Spec's their vehicles from the factory to be the lightest tractors in the Port of Oakland. Allowing us to legally transport more cargo, by weight, than many trucks on the road today.
Charts provided are for reference only, please call for specific needs 775-342-0414
Container Size Rear Axle Drive Axle Steering axle Maximum Cargo Weight
20' 32,000 lbs. 32,000 lbs. 12,500 lbs. 40,000 lbs.
20' Tri-Axle 40,000 lbs. 32,000 lbs. 12,500 lbs 46,000 lbs
40' 34,000 lbs 34,000 lbs. 12,500 lbs. 46,000 lbs.
California Vehicle Code click here
The purpose of the Federal bridge weight formula is to protect bridges on the Interstate System by controlling the number and spacing of truck axles. For a step by-step way to check vehicle weight and exceptions to the formula, follow link provided below.
STATE GROSS VEHICLE G.V.W. WITH TANDEM AXLE
ARIZONA 80,000 n/a 34,000
CALIFORNIA 80,000 n/a 34,000
Colorado 80,000 n/a 34,000
Idaho 80,000 n/a 34,000
NEVADA 80,000 n/a 34,000
OREGON 80,000 n/a 34,000
UTAH 80,000 n/a 34,000
WASHINGTON 80,000 105,500 34,000
Wyoming 80,000 n/a 34,000
Overweight permits are available for special circumstances in most states, Click the state link above to check regulations in that state.
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