West Virginia Axle Weight Limits

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LEGAL LIMITATIONS

WEIGHT

MAXIMUM LEGAL WEIGHT ALLOWED

Interstate Highways

GVW 80,000
0 (steer) 20,000
0 (single) 20,000
00 (tandem) 34,000
-Federal Bridge Formula applies to all other combinations
TOLERANCE: None

US and WV Routes
GVW 80,000
Axle Limit 20,000
Single Unit Tandem (3 axles total) 60,000
Single Unit Tridem (4 axles total) 70,000
Single Unit Quadrum (5 axles total) 73,000
Tractor-Semi Trailer (5 axles total) 80,000
Tractor-Semi Trailer (6 axles total) 80,000
Combination Tandem
w/2 axles Trailer (5 axles total) 80,000
Combination Tridem
w/2 axles Trailer (6 axles total) 80,000
TOLERANCE: 10%

Local Service Routes
GVW 65,000
0 (steer) 20,000
0 (single) 20,000
00 (tandem) 34,000
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 tri
​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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