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West Virginia Axle Weight Limits

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Maximum Legal Weight Allowed

Interstate Highways

Gross Vehicle Weight - 80,000 lbs.
Steer Axle - 20,000 lbs.
Single Axle - 20,000 lbs.
Tandem Axle - 34,000 lbs.
Federal Bridge Formula applies to all other combinations
TOLERANCE: None

US and West Virginia Routes

Gross Vehicle Weight - 80,000 lbs.
Axle Limit - 20,000 lbs.
Single Unit Tandem (3 axles total) - 60,000 lbs.
Single Unit Tridem (4 axles total) - 70,000 lbs.
Single Unit Quadrum (5 axles total) - 73,000 lbs.
Tractor-Semi Trailer (5 axles total) - 80,000 lbs.
Tractor-Semi Trailer (6 axles total) - 80,000 lbs.
Combination Tandem
w/2 axles Trailer (5 axles total) - 80,000 lbs.
Combination Tridem
w/2 axles Trailer (6 axles total) - 80,000 lbs.
TOLERANCE: 10%

Local Service Routes

Gross Vehicle Weight - 65,000 lbs.
Steer Axle - 20,000 lbs.
Single Axle - 20,000 lbs.
Tandem Axle - 34,000 lbs.
TOLERANCE: 10%

Maximum Permit Weight Allowed

Blanket (Annual) Permits

Overweight and Oversize Blanket permits are limited to vehicles meeting the following size and weight limilts.

Interstate & Other US and All Other Axle Limits

Divided Routes Selected Routes Routes All Routes

  • 14' 6" high 14' 0" high 13' 6" high 28,000 pounds single
  • 14' 0" wide 12' 0" wide 12' 0" wide 45,000 pounds tandem
  • 95' 0" long 75' 0" long 75' 0" long 50,000 pounds tridem
  •  ​15' 0" overhang 10' 0" overhang 10' 0" overhang 20,000 pounds single
  • 110,000 pounds 90,000 pounds Legal Weight 34,000 pounds tandem

Overweight and Oversize Blanket Permits cost $500 each.

Blanket Permit - Seagoing

This permit is for overweight seagoing containerized cargo. Travel is allowed on most major highways, but some restrctions apply.
The weight limits for this type of permit are as follows:
Gross Weight: 90,000 lbs.
Single Axle: 28,000 lbs.
Tandem Axle: 45,000 lbs.
Tridem Axle: 50,000 lbs.

Seagoing Blanket permits cost $150 for 1-15 permits, and $15 for each additional permit.

Source of information: https://transportation.wv.gov/highways/maintenance/hauling_permits/Pages/Legal%20Size%20and%20Weight%20Limits.aspx

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