Maryland Axle Weight Limits

Axle Weight Regulations By State

Maximum Legal Weight Allowed

Axle Group Maximum
Single 20,000 pounds
Tandem (Two Axle) 34,000 pounds
Tridem (Three Axle) 42,500 pounds
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 pounds

Maximum Permit Weight Allowed

Axle Group Maximum
Single 27,000 pounds
Tandem (Two Axle) 52,000 pounds
Tridem (Three Axle) 63,000 pounds
Gross Vehicle Weight 120,000 pounds
Gross Vehicle Weight 150,000 pounds (may issue a permit for weight over 150,000 after a valid engineering structural review)

Note: 30,000 pounds max per axle up to 110,000 pounds GVW;
27,000 pounds max per axle from 110,001 pounds GVW and over.


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Below is a list of states and their axle weight limits

Click on the states below for links to the state's guidelines for for axle weight limits for commercial vehicles / heavy haul shipping. These regulations are subject to change for each state. If something doesn't look correct, give us a shout and let us know so we can property update the page.


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