of an empty truck without occupants or load
Weight of an empty truck; Weight allowance; Weigh station factor;
Wrapper weight; Gross minus net, to a trucker; Shipping
deduction; Scale button
3 times a year
in motion weigh station
entering weigh station for weight compliance check.
of the “Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and
Defense Highways” (the Interstate Highway System) in the
1950s created an interest in preserving the integrity of highways
built with federal funds. Federal interest in the nation's
highway system also extends to ensuring the safety, productivity,
and mobility of freight commerce.
national Vehicle Size and Weight Team, a part of the Federal
Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Office of Freight Management
and Operations, oversees state enforcement of heavy truck and bus
size and weight standards in the United States. The Vehicle Size
and Weight Team is assisted by FHWA's policy and legal staff.
Additionally, staff in each of FHWA's 52 Division Offices provide
one-on-one support to individual states, the District of
Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Washington Headquarters and Division
Office staff also assist with policy questions, clarifications,
reporting requirements, training, and other related program and
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