Federal interest in preserving highways goes back to the enactment of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, which authorized the Interstate and Defense Highway System. To preserve our Nation's infrastructure and to keep trucks and buses moving efficiently, states must ensure that commercial motor vehicles comply with federal size and weight standards. FHWA is responsible for certifying state compliance with Federal standards. This site provides a ready source of information on Federal standards and guidelines, state enforcement activities, reporting requirements, and contacts.
This manual serves as a guide for commercial motor vehicle drivers who transport goods and passengers in Florida. This guide lists size and load limits, safety rules, and permits required by the State of Florida.
The Federal government does not issue permits for heavy haul, oversize or overweight shipments. Each individual state is required to maintain their own set of state regulations. They also issue special trucking permits on a case by case basis. If you need to research state regulations or law for oversize and over-weight shipping limitations or need general information about the limits and restrictions of these regulations simply click on the desired state or providence for more information.
Various size and weight regulations apply to motor vehicles operated on public roads, and are contained in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169. The regulations can be divided into four general parts
This handbook contains extracts of the traffic laws pertaining vehicle size, weight and load requirements in Nevada. There are other NRS and NAC chapters and sections that address the multitude of other traffic laws pertaining to commercial vehicles and trucks. These laws are revised on a recurring basis, and revisions to NAC 484 and 706 are scheduled for September 2012 and to NRS 484 and 706are planned for introduction in the 2013 Legislature. Therefore, this handbook will be obsolete in the near future, and should be destroyed and replaced when a more current version is posted on the NDOT web site.