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SUBCHAPTER C

MAXIMUM WEIGHTS OF VEHICLES

 

Sec.

4941.  Maximum gross weight of vehicles.

4942.  Registered gross weight.

4943.  Maximum axle weight of vehicles.

4944.  Maximum wheel load.

4945.  Penalties for exceeding maximum weights.

4946.  Impoundment of vehicles for nonpayment of overweight fines (Repealed).

4947.  Disposition of impounded vehicles and loads (Repealed).

4948.  Maximum weight and seating capacity of buses.

4949.  Application to tow trucks.

 

Cross References.  Subchapter C is referred to in sections 4961, 4968, 4974, 4976, 4976.1, 4976.2, 4978, 4979, 4979.1, 4979.2, 4979.3, 4979.4, 4979.5, 4979.6, 4982, 6506 of this title.

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§ 4941.  Maximum gross weight of vehicles.

(a)  General rule.--No vehicle shall, when operated upon a highway, have a gross weight exceeding 80,000 pounds, and no combination driven upon a highway shall have a gross weight exceeding 80,000 pounds, or the applicable weight set as forth in subsection (b) or (c), whichever is less.

(b)  Combination of vehicles.--No combination shall, when operated upon a highway, have a gross weight exceeding the following:

 

Combination of Vehicles

Maximum

Gross Weight

In Pounds

Two-axle truck tractor & single-axle semitrailer

58,400

Two-axle truck tractor & two-axle semitrailer

73,280

Three-axle truck tractor & single-axle semitrailer

73,280

Two-axle truck & two-axle trailer

73,280

(c)  Motor vehicles.--No motor vehicle when operated upon a highway shall have a gross weight exceeding the following specified maximum gross weight for the following described motor vehicles:

 

Maximum

Gross Weight

In Pounds

Two-axle motor vehicle

38,000

Three-axle motor vehicle

58,400

Four-axle motor vehicle

73,280

Five-axle motor vehicle

73,280

Six-axle motor vehicle

77,000

Seven-axle motor vehicle

80,000

 

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(June 18, 1980, P.L.229, No.68, eff. 60 days; Oct. 10, 1980, P.L.791, No.147, eff. imd.; Dec. 21, 1998, P.L.1126, No.151, eff. 60 days; June 22, 2001, P.L.559, No.37, eff. 60 days)

 

2001 Amendment.  Act 37 amended subsecs. (a) and (c).

Cross References.  Section 4941 is referred to in sections 4945, 4961 of this title.