Table 3-5: Commercial Vehicle Weight Enforcement Activities
Because of its effect on roads and bridges, governments at all levels are very concerned with truck weight. Truck weight enforcement activity, measured by the number of weighs, has increased over the past few years. Less than 1 percent of weighs discover violations.
Axle weight violations
Gross weight violations
Bridge weight violations
Non-divisible trip permits
Non-divisible annual permits
Divisible trip permits
Divisible annual permits
Divisible overwidth permits
Key: NA = not available.
1Static weighs include the total vehicles weighed from semiportable, portable, and fixed scales.
2Violations include those from axle, gross, and bridge formula weight limits.
3Permits issued are for divisible and non-divisible loads on a trip or annual basis, as well as the overwidth movement of a divisible load.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Annual State Certifications of Size and Weight Enforcement on Federal-aid Highways, as prescribed under CFR Part 657.