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Maryland Heavy Machinery Shipping Services
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To obtain more information on regulations, Click here to see Maryland oversize permits
Half a dozen interstate roadways operate in the state, including:
- I-68 – runs east/west across the northern portion of the state, from West Virginia to I-81 at Hagerstown;
- I-70 – goes east/west across the middle of the state from I-81 at Hagerstown to I-95 at Baltimore;
- I-81 – runs north/south, from Pennsylvania to Virginia, through Hagerstown in the western part of the state;
- I-83 – runs north/south in the middle part of the state from Pennsylvania to Baltimore;
- I-95 – travels diagonally northeast through Baltimore from Virginia to Delaware;
- I-97 – goes north/south from Baltimore to Route 50 west of Annapolis.
Truck Weigh & Inspection Operations
The Motor Carrier Division (MCD), in cooperation with the Maryland State Police (MSP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED), the Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MdTAP) Commercial Vehicle Safety Unit (CVSU) and allied law enforcement agencies certified to enforce motor carrier law is responsible for the safe movement of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) along Maryland highways. The MSP and MdTAP operate 13 TWIS with permanent scales and four additional stations that utilize portable scales to check CMV’s for compliance with State and federal safety, as well as size and weight requirements. Seven sites utilize weigh-in-motion (WIM) devices to pre-screen for weight violations. Additional electronic screening for CMV credentialing (e.g. fuel tax and safety rating) is being deployed for increased efficiency and effectiveness in maintaining CMV safety.
For further information on the Truck Weigh and Inspection Program, call the Motor Carrier Division, 7491 Connelley Drive, Hanover, Maryland 21076, Telephone 410-582-5734.
For further information on the TWIS operated by the MSP, call the CVED at 410-694-6100. For stations operated by the MdTAP, call the CVSU 410-537-1126.
Gross Weight of Vehicles
Based upon Maryland statistical data, 1.8 million trucks and commercial vehicles are weighed, and 95,000 vehicles are inspected each year. Overweight vehicles, in addition to being a potential safety hazard to highway traffic, strain existing pavement and the design life expectancy of roads and bridges. To minimize damage by excessively heavy vehicles, Maryland adopted the federal bridge formula and table, commonly known as the “Bridge Table,” which is detailed on page 102 in the Maryland Motor Carrier Handbook (PDF, 946Kb). Maryland utilizes platform scales and WIM equipment at its TWIS, and portable scales at pull-off locations and other sites.
Width of Vehicles
The maximum allowable vehicle width in Maryland is 102 inches, except when prohibited by posted signs. The width of a vehicle includes any load that it carries, exclusive of safety and energy conservation devices, such as side mirrors, turn signal lamps, marker lamps, steps and handholds for entry and egress. For a detailed description of the Maryland vehicle width law, refer to Title 24, Subsection 102 of the Maryland Vehicle Law (locate these descriptions at the website of the Maryland General Assembly.
Height of Vehicles and Loads
The vehicle and load height limit in Maryland is 13’ 6”. To obtain hauling permits for overwidth, overheight, or overweight vehicles, contact the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), Motor Carrier Division, Hauling Permits Section at 410-582-5727 or toll-free (within Maryland only) 1-800-846-6435.
Length of Vehicles and Loads
The length of a vehicle includes its front and rear bumpers and any part of its load that extends beyond the vehicle, but is exclusive of non-load bearing safety and energy conservation devices, such as marker lamps, steps and handhold for entry and egress, front-mounted refrigeration units, and front-mounted air compressors. Refer to the Maryland Vehicle Law Title 24, subsection 104.1 for a list of the different vehicle length limits in Maryland.
Permits for Vehicles Exceeding Allowable Width, Height, or Weight
To obtain hauling permits for overwidth, overheight, or overweight vehicles, contact MDOT SHA, Motor Carrier Division, Hauling Permits Section at 410-582-5717 or 1-800-846-6435.
Weigh/Inspection Contact Information
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TWW hauls heavy equipment throughout Maryland and surrounding areas
TWW moves cargo to all ports in Maryland.
Common Trailer Types Available From Titan Worldwide
TWW specializes hauling heavy construction equipment nationwide. Some of our common trailers for these services include the following:
Removable Gooseneck RGN
Max Weight: 150,000+ lbs.
Main Deck Length 29 ft.
Well Width 8.5 ft.
Legal Height Limit 11.6 ft.
Step Deck/Drop Deck
Max Weight: 48,000 lbs.
Max Length 53 ft.
Max Width 8.5 ft.
Max Height 11 ft.