296-865-30020 - Truck and trailer loads

296-865-30020. Truck and trailer loads

You must make sure all loads transported on trucks or trailers are:

(1) Properly secured and distributed; and

(2) Limited to a safe operating load for the:

(a) Condition of the roadway; and

(b) Capacity of the bridges, trestles, and other structures.

Note:

The commercial motor vehicles unit of the Washington state patrol determines how much weight can be carried on a vehicle by factoring manufacture limitations, number of axles, and other variables. For more information:

  

1. See RCW 46.44.041, Maximum gross weights Wheelbase and axle factors; or

  

2. Contact the commercial motor vehicles unit of the Washington state patrol at Trucks@wsp.wa.gov.

(Amended by WSR 15-23-086, Filed 11/17/2015, effective 12/18/2015)

Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. 05-17-059, § 296-865-30020, filed 8/10/05, effective 10/1/05.

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